What are the benefits and disadvantages of Penicillin antibiotics?

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Discuss what Penicillin antibiotics are, and what the benefits and disadvantages of using them are. Cite reliable resources please.

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Penicillin antibiotics are a group of antibiotics which fights against bacteria and also different
types of infections caused by bacteria in the body. There are various penicillin antibiotics that
includes penicillin V, penicillin G, benzathine penicillin and procaine penicillin. Penicillin
antibiotics were administered in different routes mainly:

Procaine penicillin administered intramuscularly.

Penicillin G administered intravenously.

Penicillin V administered orally.

Benzathine penicillin administered intramuscularly.

penicillin antibiotics are β-lactam antibiotics which acts effectively against bacterial infections
that are mainly caused by staphylococcus and streptococcus bacteria.
Mechanism Of Action:
Penicillin is a bactericidal which acts mainly by interfering with the synthesis of peptidoglycan
layer and also inhibits peptidoglycan layer in the cell walls of bacteria. Peptidoglycan layer is
nothing but a complex molecule which is made up of sugar and polypeptides that finall...

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