Antibiotics

OVERVIEW

This page is dedicated to covering the different types of antibiotics that are used clinically. They are organized by class. Before delving to deep into the page, make sure to read A Guide To Antibiotics.

PENICILLINS

Traditional: 

Derivatives: ampicillin, amoxicillin

Combined: Unasyn (ampicillin/sulbactam), Augmentin (amoxicillin/clavulanic acid)

CEPHALOSPORIN

Third generation: CefotaximeCeftazidime, Ceftriaxone

AMINOGLYCOSIDE

Gentamicin

MACROLIDES

Azithromycinclindamycin

TETRACYCLINES

Doxycycline

FLUOROQUINOLONES

Ciprofloxacin

NITROIMIDAZOLES/NITROFURANS

Metronidazole

FOLATE ANTAGONISTS

Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole

OTHER

Vancomycin, Daptomycin