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Amoxicillin

Also known as: Amoxycillin

Brand names: ALVOCLAV (in combination) AMOCLA (in combination) AMOCLANHEXAL (in combination) AMOXACID (in combination) AMOXAPEN AMOXICAP AMOXICLAVULAN (in combination) AMOXICOMP GENERICON (in combination) AMOXIGRAN AMOXIL AMOXILAN AMOXIPLUS (in combination) AMOXISTAD (in combination) AMYN ANBICYN (in combination) AROXIN AUGMENTIN (in combination) AUGMEX (in combination) BETAMOX CLAMOVID (in combination) CLAVAMOX (in combination) CLAVOMID (in combination) CLAVULIN (in combination) CURAM (in combination) DURAMOX EDAMOX ENHANCIN (in combination) FLEMING (in combination) FUGENTIN (in combination) HP-PAC (in combination) KOACT (in combination) MOXARIN MOXICLAV (in combination) MOXILEN MOXIPEN NOPRILAM (in combination) NOVAMOXIN OSPAMOX SYNTOCLAV (in combination) TALICIA (in combination) TAROMENTIN (in combination) XICLAV (in combination)

Description

Amoxicillin is a semisynthetic penicillin (beta-lactam antibiotic) that inhibits one or more enzymes (often referred to as penicillin-binding proteins, PBPs) in the biosynthetic pathway of bactericidal peptidoglycan, which is an integral structural component of the bacterial cell wall. Inhibition of peptidoglycan synthesis leads to weakening of the cell wall, which is usually followed by cell lysis and death.

ATC Classification

Code
Title
Category
Amoxicillin
J Antiinfectives for systemic use → J01 Antibacterials for systemic use → J01C Beta-lactam antibacterials, penicillins → J01CA Penicillins with extended spectrum

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