cephalosporin & penicillin uses and side effects
5Aug, 2019

Cephalosporin and Penicillin

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Wondering about the differences in the antibiotics cephalosporin and penicillin? Need a quick run-through of their uses? Here’s a smart guide that breaks down the key points.  Cephalosporins  What are they?  They are a group of beta-lactam antibiotics which were originally derived from a mold called Cephalosporium, or Acremonium. They are bactericidal and work against quite a large range of bacteria. Some common drugs are Cephalexin, Cefprozil, and Cefazolin.  How do they work?  Cephalosporins bind to, and inhibit, the enzyme activity responsible for forming peptidoglycan, a component essential for the formation of the bacterial […]