penicillins


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penicillins

A group of antibiotics used to treat bacterial infections.
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Only about 5% of patients who report a history of penicillin allergy, when evaluated by a skin test and an oral challenge, are actually allergic to penicillins.
Penicillins are bactericidal, which means that they actually kill the bacteria causing the infection.
Oral penicillins (such as amoxicillin) account for nearly 4.
Brief communication: tolerability of meropenem in patients with IgE-mediated hypersensitivity to penicillins.
NICE, FRANCE -- Family practitioners prescribe penicillins most often, whereas surgeons prescribe fluoroquinolones more frequently than any other specialty.
Acinetobacter baumannii (resistant to all penicillins, cephalosporins, aminoglycosides, and trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole) and Escherichia coli were found in cultures from bronchoalveolar lavage performed 48 h after a near-drowning episode and were caused by massive bronchoaspiration.
Hypersensitivity reactions to penicillins occur in approximately 5% of all patients, although the incidence may be as high as 10% with some agents in this drug class.
This would help promote the more appropriate use of antibiotics and avoid some of the development of antibiotic resistance driven by inappropriate avoidance of penicillins," he added in the statement.
Penicillins, as well as other beta-lactam antibiotics such as cephalosporins, carbapenems, and monobactams, contain a beta-lactam ring (2).
Penicillins were the first group of antibiotic drugs to be discovered by Sir Alexander Fleming in 1929.
It is expected that as a result of these policies and the use of essential drugs lists, the use of drugs such as penicillins will increase.

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