Medication and Drugs

What bacteria does penicillin kill?


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Penicillins, having been around so long, have undergone significant modifications, and their spectra has increased since its discovery (when it wasn't effective against Gram negative bacteria -- which has changed).

Some of the bacteria penicillins of today may successfully attack include:Staphylococcus Streptococcus Gonorrhea Meningitis Endocarditis Upper respiratory infections Periodontal infections Syphilis and others...

Penicillin is ineffective against mold/fungus and MRSA (Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus). Other bacteria have also developed resistances.