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Penicillin, Penicillin G

Description

Penicillin is an antibiotic, beta-lactam, that inhibits cell wall synthesis

Action

antibiotic, inhibits cell wall synthesis

Indications

Acinetobacter sp., Actinomyces israelii, actinomycosis, anthrax, Bacillus anthracis, bacteremia, bejel, bone and joint infections, Borrelia burgdorferi, Clostridium sp., Corynebacterium diphtheriae, diphtheria, empyema, endocarditis, endocarditis prophylaxis, Enterobacter aerogenes, Enterococcus faecalis, erysipelas, erysipeloid, Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae, Escherichia coli, Fusobacterium sp., gas gangrene, gonorrhea, Haemophilus sp., infectious arthritis, intraabdominal infections, Leptospira sp., leptospirosis, Listeria monocytogenes, listeriosis, lower respiratory tract infections, lung abscess, Lyme disease, meningitis, necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Neisseria meningitidis, neurosyphilis, Pasteurella multocida, Peptostreptococcus sp., pericarditis, pharyngitis, pinta, Prevotella melaninogenica, Proteus mirabilis, rat-bite fever, rheumatic fever, rheumatic fever prophylaxis, Salmonella sp., Shigella sp., skin and skin structure infections, Spirillum minus, Streptobacillus moniliformis, Streptococcus agalactiae (group B streptococci), Streptococcus bovis, Streptococcus dysgalactiae, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Streptococcus pyogenes (group A º-hemolytic streptococci), syphilis, Treponema pallidum, Treponema carateum, upper respiratory tract infections, Viridans streptococci, yaws,

Side Effects

agitation, anaphylactic shock, anxiety, bronchospasm, bullous rash, diarrhea, elevated hepatic enzymes, erythema nodosum, exfoliative dermatitis, heart failure, hemolysis, hyperkalemia, interstitial nephritis, laryngospasm, leukopenia, maculopapular rash, nausea/vomiting, nephrotic syndrome, pseudomembranous colitis, purpura, renal tubular necrosis, seizures, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, thrombocytopenia, toxic epidermal necrolysis, urticaria, vasculitis,

Drug-Vitamin-Herb Interactions



Positive interactions:

Lactobacillus acidophilus
Probiotics replace normal intestinal bacteria, which may reduce the side effect of diarrhea associated with antibiotics.

Sacchromyces boulardii
Sacchromyces boulardii may prevent antibiotic-related diarrhea.

Vitamin K
Antibiotics may cause vitamin K deficiency by destroying the beneficial bacteria that produce it.

 

 

 

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