Classes of Antibiotics


Carbapenems – ends in ‘-penem’

Ex: Imipenem (Primaxin)

Cephalosporins – starts with “-Cef or Ceph”

Ex: cephalexin (Keflex)

Fluoroquinolones – ends in “-floxacin”

Ex: ciprofloxacin (Cipro, Ciloxan)

Glycopeptides

Ex: Vancomycin (Vancocin)

Macrolides – ends in “-romycin”

Ex: azithromycin (Zithromax), erythromycin (E-Mycin)

Monobactams – end in ‘“-actam”

Ex: aztreonam (Azactam injection)

Nitroimidazole – end in “-idazole”

Ex: metronidazole (Flagyl)

Oxazolidinones – end in “zolid”

Ex: linezolid (Zyvox)

Penicillins- end in “-cillin”

Ex: Amoxicillin

Sulfonamides – Trimethoprim/Sulfamethoxazole, often referred to as “sulfa drugs”

Ex: co-trimoxazole (Bactrim)

Tetracyclines – end in “-cycline”

Ex: doxycycline (Vibramycin)

Classes of Antibiotics



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