Penicillin is a family of antibiotics used for fighting many bacterial infections. According to Mayo Clinic, medications in the penicillin group work both by killing target bacteria and by inhibiting their growth and rep... More » Health Medications & Vitamins

Penicillin treats different illnesses by preventing the spread of bacteria, according to MedicineNet. It treats such ailments as middle ear infections, laryngitis, bronchitis and urinary tract infections. More »

According to Mayo Clinic and WebMD, bacterial vaginosis is treated with antibiotics; however, the antibiotics usually used for treatment are not in the penicillin family. Bacterial infections are matched with the type of... More »

Penicillin is an antibiotic used to treat many different types of bacterial infections. There also are different types of penicillin, such as penicillin V and G, that are administered for conditions such as leptospirosis... More »

Penicillin is an effective antibiotic that can prevent various bacterial infections, but the disadvantage is that overuse of penicillin may lead to a decreased effectiveness. This antibiotic works by stopping the growth ... More »

Penicillin VK is used to treat and prevent bacterial infections. The antibiotic works by stopping the growth of bacteria. More »

Penicillin antibiotics, which are available only by prescription, should not be used after the expiration date found on their prescription label, according to Mayo Clinic. One should follow all the prescribing doctor's o... More »