Which medications in the drug class Penicillins, Natural 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, Natural

Penicillins are highly active against gram-positive organisms.

Penicillin G aqueous (Crystapen, Penicillin G potassium, Penicillin G sodium)

A beta-lactam antibiotic, penicillin G inhibits bacterial cell wall synthesis, resulting in bactericidal activity against susceptible microorganisms. It is active against many gram-positive organisms and is the drug of choice for syphilitic meningitis and susceptible organisms (eg, N meningitidis and penicillin-susceptible S pneumoniae).


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