lass:B-Lactam (Penicillin)/Inhibitor of Cell Wall Synthesis
MOA: Generally interferes with synthesis of the bacterial cell wall which subsequently cannot maintain the necessary osmotic concentration with the surrounding body fluids. The cell gains water, swells, and bursts (lysis). Bactericidal effect on susceptible bacteria. The shingled roof effect.
Therapeutic Use: Antibacterial-Special: small narrow spectrum (Genration 1)/Ear,nose,throat, respiratory infections//Ear, nose, throat, respiratory infections
Special Note:In the past was most effective penicillin against staphylococcal infections, but a strain of staph aureus evolved and became resistant to methicillin
Side effects: Nausea, rashes, diarrhea, allergies