Question by  Himesh (2)

What is the difference between Penicillin and antibiotics?

Is penicillin the same thing as an antibiotic?


Answer by  Skiz (56)

Penicillin is actually a type of antibiotic. Different antibiotics have different effects depending on what is being treated, what kinds of allergic reactions users have, and the target infection.


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

Antibiotics are drugs that slow down the growth or kill bacteria. Penicillin is an antibiotic. So are amoxicillan and zithromax.


Answer by  Samantha57 (391)

Yes, penicillin is an antibiotic. However, penicillin is one antibiotic out of many different kinds of antibiotics. In addition, sometimes penicillin is called another name. Antibiotics are prescription drugs that are used to treat bacterial infections. If you are on penicillin, telling someone that you are on antibiotics is accurate.


Answer by  skateycat (124)

Penicillin is one of many types of antibiotics. There are several classes of antibiotics which are grouped together according to the type of bacteria which they are useful against. The penicillins include the antibiotics Pen VK, Ticarcillin, Ampicillin and Amoxicillin. The penicillins are very useful when treating common staph and strep infections.

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