Definitions for "Antibiotics"
Drugs that fight infection caused by bacteria. Antibiotic drugs include amikacin, amoxicillin (amoxicillin-clavulanic acid), ceftriaxone, ciprofloxacin, clarithromycin, metronidazole, novobiocin, penicillin, and tetracycline.
substances produced from bacteria that can combat harmful micro-organisms and their reproduction.
Drugs which fight bacterial infections.
control acne by curbing the body's production of P. acnes and decreasing inflammation. For patients with mild acne, topical antibiotics (creams, gels, pads and lotions applied directly to the skin) may have some success, but these are limited in their ability to penetrate deep into the follicle. For those who suffer from moderate to severe acne, doctors may prescribe a combination of topical remedies and oral antibiotics.