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Medicines 1

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10 Antibiotic Classes

  1. Penicillin
  2. Tetracyclines
  3. Cephalosporins
  4. Quinolones
  5. Lincomycin
  6. Macrolides
  7. Sulfonamides
  8. Glycopeptides
  9. Aminoglycosides
  10. Carbapenems

10 Generic Antibiotics

  1. Amoxicillin
  2. Doxycycline
  3. Cephalexin
  4. Ciprofloxacin
  5. Clindamycin
  6. Metronidazole
  7. Azithromycin
  8. Sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim
  9. Clavulanate
  10. Levofloxacin

Attention! When you write generic medicine names, do not capitalize the first letters unless they are used to start a sentence.

  • Amoxicillin is still a highly preferred antibiotic.
  • One of the widely accepted antibiotics is amoxicillin.

10 Antibiotics Brands

  1. Augmentin
  2. Flagyl, Flagyl ER
  3. Amoxil
  4. Cipro
  5. Keflex
  6. Bactrim, Bactrim DS
  7. Levaquin
  8. Zithromax
  9. Avelox
  10. Cleocin

Attention! When you write brands of medicines, capitalize the first letters.

Common Infections Treated with Antibiotics

  1. Acne
  2. Bronchitis
  3. Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)
  4. Otitis Media (Ear Infection)
  5. Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD’s)
  6. Skin or Soft Tissue Infection
  7. Streptococcal Pharyngitis (Strep Throat)
  8. Traveler’s diarrhea
  9. Upper Respiratory Tract Infection
  10. Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

  • Question of

    Keflex is a generic antibiotic.

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Amoxicillin is a penicillin.

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Which of the following is not treated by antibiotics?

    • Skin or Soft Tissue Infection
    • Streptococcal Pharyngitis (Strep Throat)
    • Cold and Runny Nose
  • Question of

    Which of the following is not treated by antibiotics?

    • Urinary tract Infection
    • Sore throat
    • Traveler’s diarrhea
  • Question of

    Which is not a brand name?

    • Levaquin
    • Zithromax
    • Ciprofloxacin
  • Question of

    Which is not an antibiotic class?

    • Quinolones
    • Lincomycins
    • Avelox

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