Penicillin Antibiotic Flashcards
Mechanism of Action: Penicillin Antibiotics
Penicillin Antibiotics inhibit bacterial cell wall synthesis by binding to penicillin-binding proteins (PBPs) thereby preventing the final step of peptidoglycan synthesis in bacterial cell walls.
NOTE: Penicillin Antibiotics are a class of Beta-Lactam Antibiotics
FDA Indications: Amoxicillin
- Ear, nose, and throat infection
- Helicobacter pylori gastrointestinal tract infection
- Infection of skin and/or subcutaneous tissue (SSTI)
- Infectious disease of genitourinary system
Adverse Effects of Penicillin Antibiotics
Patient Counseling Tips
Patients taking Amoxicillin that it should be taken on an __________ stomach 1 hour before or ____ hours after meals with a full glass of water (240 mL).
- 2 hours
Patients should be advised to take Amoxicillin at _______ intervals.
Patients taking Penicillin Antibiotics should be advised to complete the ______ course of therapy.
If patient is using suspension formulation of Amoxicillin, it must be __________ and discarded after ____ days.
- 14 days