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Who invented the antibiotic?

Actually it was Sir Alexander Fleming who invented the first antibiotic in 1928, called penicillin. It was considered unsafe and illegal due to lack of testing, so FDA didn't (MORE)
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Antibiotics for tonsillitis?

The antibiotics used will depend on the species of bacteria that are causing the infection. A culture will need to be taken, in order to determine the susceptibility.
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Is acyclovir an antibiotic?

Acyclovir is an antiviral medication, NOT an antibiotic. It is used for the treatment of herpes—as in cold sores, genital herpes, shingles, and chicken pox. It is also used (MORE)

How were antibiotics discovered?

They are based on Penicillin.discovered in 1928 by Alexander Fleming in London. A man called, Alexander Fleming discovered Antibiotics in 1928 by mistake, it was Penacilin :) (MORE)

Is cetirizine an antibiotic?

No, cetrizine is not an antibiotic, hence you do not have to follow any course. You should take it after eating and it's best to take it after dinner. Cetirizine has been impr (MORE)

Is mucinex an antibiotic?

No. Antibiotics can only be prescribed by physicians. Mucinex is sold over the counter in stores like drug stores.
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What is the role of an antibiotic?

Antibiotics are used to treat infections, normally by bacteria.  Some are formulated by using the bacteria themselves to create  inhibiting chemicals. Some are designed to i (MORE)
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Is paracetamol antibiotics?

No, its a broad spectrum analgesic to treat mild to moderate pain, usually suitable for all people and can be bought without presciption on supermarket shelves. x
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How do we sterilize antibiotics?

Antibiotics are prepared in sterile environments and packaged  against contamination. In most cases, suspected contamination  results in the disposal of the medicine.
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