How does amoxycillin work?
Amoxycillin works by killing the bacteria that can cause some respiratory tract infections (RTIs), urinary and genital tract infections, skin infections and stomach ulcers.
Amoxycillin interferes with the process of building and repairing the bacterial cell wall by affecting the bonds holding the bacterial cell wall together. This allows holes to appear in the cell wall, killing the bacteria.
The bacterial cell wall is essential for survival because it prevents the cell contents from leaking out, and protects the bacteria from unwanted substances getting into the cells.
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