Penicillins

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Types with Common Indications

Natural Penicillins (Penicillin G and Penicillin V)

Anti-Staphylococcal (Penicilinase-Resistant) Penicillins

Nafcillin, oxacillin, dicloxacillin

  • Agents of 1st choice for treatment of S. aureus and S. epidermidis that are not methicillin-reistant

Amino (Expanded-Spectrum) Penicillins

Ampicillin, amoxicillin (+ clavulanate)

  • Upper Respiratory Infections (due to S. pyogenes, S. pneumoniae, H. influenzae)
  • Listeria

Antipseudomonal Penicillins

Piperacillin

  • Infection following burns
  • Neutropenia

See Also

Source

Goodman & Gilman's Pharmacology