Antibiotics by chemical class

Beta-Lactams. Macrolides. Fluoroquinolones. Tetracyclines. Aminoglycosides are the five major classes of antibiotics. Beta-Lactams are broad spectrum antibiotics that has beta-lactrum ring in structure for example pencillin. Macrolides have a large macrocyclic lactone ring and act against gram positive bacteria. Fluoroquinolones are quonoline compounds containing fluorine atom and acts against gram positive and gram negative bacteria. Tetracycline is in list of WHO of essential list of medicines, tetracyclines are named after their four hydrocarbon rings and are used for patients allergic to Beta-Lactams and Macrolides. Aminoglycosides act against gram negative bactria and streptomycin is one of the best examples of Aminoglycosides.


  • Quinolones
  • Beta-lactams
  • Macrolides
  • Others

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