Which medications in the drug class Penicillins, Amino are used in the treatment of Meningitis?

Updated: Jul 16, 2019
  • Author: Rodrigo Hasbun, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Penicillins, Amino

Ampicillin is a second-generation penicillin that is active against many strains of E coli, Proteus mirabilis, Salmonella, Shigella, and H influenzae.


A bactericidal beta-lactam antibiotic, ampicillin inhibits cell wall synthesis by interfering with peptidoglycan formation. The drug is indicated for L monocytogenes and Streptococcus agalactiae (group B streptococcus [GBS]) meningitis, usually in combination with gentamicin

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