WHAT ARE SOME EXAMPLES OF ANTIBIOTICS?
Antibiotics differ in how they work and the bacteria they treat. There are over 100 antibiotics approved by the FDA but here are some of the common classes prescribed:
– Penicillins: penicillin, amoxicillin
– Cephalosporins: cefdinir, cefalexin
– Tetracyclines: doxycycline
– Macrolides: azithromycin, clarithromycin
– Quinolones: ciprofloxacin, levofloxacin
– Others: clindamycin, trimethoprim & sulfamethoxazole, nitrofurantoin, metronidazole