Antibiotics are medicines that fight bacterial infections in people and animals. They work by killing the bacteria or by making it hard for the bacteria to grow and multiply. Antibiotics can be taken in different ways: Orally (by mouth). This could be pills, capsules, or liquids
Top 10 List of Generic Antibiotics
sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim.
7 Types of Antibiotics
Penicillins such as penicillin and amoxicillin.
Cephalosporins such as cephalexin (Keflex)
Macrolides such as erythromycin (E-Mycin), clarithromycin (Biaxin), and azithromycin (Zithromax)
Fluoroquinolones such as ciprofolxacin (Cipro), levofloxacin (Levaquin), and ofloxacin (Floxin)
The main types of antibiotics include:
Penicillins – for example, phenoxymethylpenicillin, flucloxacillin and amoxicillin.
Cephalosporins – for example, cefaclor, cefadroxil and cefalexin.
Tetracyclines – for example, tetracycline, doxycycline and lymecycline.
Aminoglycosides – for example, gentamicin and tobramycin.