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Amoxicillin (Amoxil, Amoxi-Tabs)

Aminopenicillin Highlights Of Prescribing Information • Bactericidal aminopenicillin with same spectrum as ampicillin (ineffective against bacteria that produce beta-lactamase) • Most likely adverse effects are GI-related, but hypersensitivity & other adverse effects rarely occur • Available in oral & parenteral dosage forms in USA What Is Amoxicillin Used For? The aminopenicillins have been used for… Read More »

Broad-spectrum penicillins

Ampicillin and amoxicillin have slightly less activity than benzylpenicillin against Gram-positive bacteria and obligate anaerobes but considerably greater activity against Gram-negative bacteria, although their action is poor against Klebsiella, some Proteus spp., and Pseudomonas spp. In addition, they are broken down by beta-lactamases, both the staphylococcal enzymes and those produced by Gram-negative organisms such as… Read More »