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

Updated: Jan 08, 2021
  • Author: Joseph H Kahn, MD; Chief Editor: Gil Z Shlamovitz, MD, FACEP  more...
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Penicillins, Amino

Ampicillin/sulbactam (Unasyn)

Drug combination of beta-lactamase inhibitor with ampicillin; interferes with bacterial cell wall synthesis during active replication, causing bactericidal activity against susceptible organisms; alternative to amoxicillin when unable to take medication orally; covers skin, enteric flora, and anaerobes; not ideal for nosocomial pathogens.


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