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What part of the bacteria do penicillins and cephalosporins work against?

Cell wall synthesis

2

What class of drugs are penicillins?

Beta-lactam drugs

3

Are penicillins bacteriocidal or bacteriostatic?

Bacteriocidal--work on cell wall

4

Which bacteria are penicillins effective against?

Gram positive, aerobes, some anaerobes

 

5

Can you add clavulamic acid to penicillins?

Yes--it is a lactamase promotector; covers gram + and some gram - bac, including some anaerobes (gives more of a gram - effect)

 

6

Side effects of penicillins?

Generally rare, V/D, allergic reactions

7

What class of drugs are cephalosporins?

Beta-lactams

8

Are cephalosporins bacteriostatic or bacteriocidal?

Bacteriocidal

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