Penicillin drugs

A group of antibiotic drugs. Natural penicillins are derived from the mould; others are synthetic preparations. Penicillins are used to treat many infective conditions, including tonsillitis, bronchitis, bacterial endocarditis, syphilis, and pneumonia. They are also given to prevent rheumatic fever from recurring. Common adverse effects of penicillins are an allergic reaction causing a rash, and diarrhoea.


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