What are the 3 main antibiotic medications?
The main types of antibiotic medications include:
Penicillins – for example, phenoxymethylpenicillin, flucloxacillin and amoxicillin.
Cephalosporins – for example, cefaclor, cefadroxil and cefalexin.
Tetracyclines – for example, tetracycline, doxycycline and lymecycline.
Aminoglycosides – for example, gentamicin and tobramycin.
What are antibiotics for?
What is an antibiotic? Antibiotics are medicines that fight infections caused by bacteria in humans and animals by either killing the bacteria or making it difficult for the bacteria to grow and multiply. Bacteria are germs. They live in the environment and all over the inside and outside of our bodies.
What are the top 10 antibiotics?
Top 10 List of Generic Antibiotics
- sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim.
What is the safest antibiotic?
Penicillins are the oldest of the antibiotics and are generally safe (but they can cause side effects such as diarrhea, skin rash, fever and more).