Types of antibiotics include penicillins, fluoroquinolones and cephalosporins, according to eMedicineHealth. Sulfonamides, including co-trimoxazole and trimethoprim, and macrolides, which include erythromycin, azithromyc... More » Health Medications & Vitamins

Sulfa-based antibiotics are used to treat a variety of bacterial infections, including those involving the urinary tract, vagina, lungs and intestines, states Encyclopedia Brittanica. Examples of sulfa drugs are sulfathi... More » Health Medications & Vitamins

The first known antibiotic, penicillin, was discovered when Alexander Fleming noticed that a dangerous bacteria was not growing around a patch of mold in a petri dish. However, the initial strain of penicillin he develop... More » Health Medications & Vitamins
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