Amoxicillin

Friday, April 24, 2009

Amoxicillin is a bactericidal penicillin antibiotic which is used in the treatment of many different types of infections caused by bacteria, such as ear infections, bladder infections, pneumonia, gonorrhea, and E. coli or salmonella infection.

Amoxicillin, a semisynthetic antibiotic, is an analog of ampicillin, with a broad spectrum of bactericidal activity against many gram-positive and gram-negative microorganisms. Amoxicillin acts by inhibiting the synthesis of bacterial cell wall. It inhibits cross-linkage between the linear peptidoglycan polymer chains that make up a major component of the cell wall of Gram-positive bacteria. Amoxicillin is administered orally.