Penicilin Antibiotics

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Essay about the drugs and the advantages and disadvantages of using them.

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Running Head: PENICILLIN ANTIBIOTICS1Penicillin AntibioticsName:Instructor:Course:Institution:Date:PENICILLIN ANTIBIOTICS2Penicillin antibioticsPenicillin is an antibacterial drug derived from Penicillium fungi. It is used by mostdoctors to treat a wide range of bacterial infections by either killing the bacterium or bypreventing more growth. Penicillin is grouped into different categories such asAminopenicillins, Carboxypenicillins, Natural penicillins etc. (Sahm et al, 2001). Thesemedicine works by indirectly bursting the bacterial cell walls and acting directly onpeptidoglycans, which is a vital part of bacteria's structure. It is important to followpenicillin medication exactly as recommended by the doctor or as prescribed on the prescriptionlabel. There are several side effects of using penicillin drugs though it is advisable to seekemergency medical attention if the side effects are too severe e.g. difficulty in breathing andswelling on the tongue, face or lips (Amstey & Gibbs, 1994).Advantages of using Penicillin antibioticsPenicillin antibiotics are said to be highly effective across a variety of infections and it iseasy to administer since th

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