The penicillins

Med Clin North Am. 1987 Nov;71(6):1093-112. doi: 10.1016/s0025-7125(16)30799-4.


Penicillin derivatives have an extraordinary track record of safety and efficacy since their introduction in the late 1940s. The in vitro activity, pharmacokinetics, adverse reactions, and clinical use of these agents are reviewed.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Bacterial Infections / drug therapy*
  • Humans
  • Penicillin Resistance
  • Penicillins / adverse effects
  • Penicillins / pharmacokinetics
  • Penicillins / therapeutic use*


  • Penicillins