Alexander Fleming was the first to discovered penicillin, the first natural antibiotic in 1928. Antibiotics are also known as antibacterials. This type of medications destroys or slows down the growth of bacteria. This is the powerful medicines that fight against certain types of infections and help to save several life if used with proper consultation.

Before bacteria multiply and cause symptoms, the immune system kills them quickly. White Blood Cell attacks bacteria, and also symptoms occurs. At this stage immune system fight off with the infection. Sometimes, if the number of bacteria are excessive and the immune system cannot fight with all at that time Antibiotic are useful to kill the bacterial infections.

How Antibiotics Works?

There are many and different types of Antibiotics which work in the following ways;

Bactericidal Antibiotic — This type of antibiotic such as Penicillin which helps to kill bacteria. This types of drugs interfere with the formation of the bacteria cell wall or its cell contents.

Bacteriostatic — This type of antibiotic stops bacteria from increasing and multiplying.

What are the uses of Antibiotic?
Mostly doctors prescribe Antibiotics for the treatment of various harmful bacterial infections. Antibiotics are not effective against viruses. First know your infections is due to bacteria or virus then only use antibiotics. Upper Respiratory Tract Infections like common cold, flu etc. Antibiotics do not work against such type of viruses.

What are the Side Effects?
Antibiotics cause following side effects:

 

diarrhea,
vomiting,
upset stomach,
rash,
nausea.

Certain antibiotics may cause fungal infections of the mouth, vagina and digestive tract.

Following is the Less side effects of Antibiotics.

Sensitivity to sunlight, when taking tetracyclines,
formation of kidney stones, when taking sulphonamides,
deafness, when taking erythromycin and the aminoglycosides,
blood disorders, when taking trimethoprim,
abnormal blood clotting, when taking some cephalosporins.

Older adults may experience Bowel Inflammation which can cause severe diarrhoea along with blood. In less common instances, erythromycin, penicillins, and cephalosporins can also cause inflamation bowels to certain stage.

Allergy Reactions
If someone has an allergic reaction to Antibiotics then they should immediately consult their doctors. Reactions can be sometimes serious and sometimes fatal. This type of reaction are called anaphylactic reactions.

Patient with liver or kidney problems should be careful while using Antibiotics. This can affect the types of antibiotics they can use or the dose they receive.

How to use Antibiotics?
People mostly take Antibiotics by mouth. But doctors can give antibiotics by injection or applying them directly on the part of the infection. In most case Antibiotics starts showing results in few hours. But you are recommended to complete the given course to avoid return of the infections.

Generic Amoxil is the prescription drug used to treat and prevent various harmful infection caused by bacteria. Moreover, this drug is FDA approved in treating bacterial infections.