Types of antibiotics

Antibiotics are medicines used to treat infections or diseases caused by bacteria.

There are many different types of antibiotics. The best antibiotic for your infection will depend on what infection you have and the type of bacteria causing it. Read more about:

Find out more about how antibiotics work and their possible side effects.  

Using antibiotics when you don’t need them (e.g. if you have a cold or flu) can contribute to the problem of antibiotic resistance. Find out more about what antibiotic resistance is and what you can do to prevent it.

You can also search for your antibiotic by type of antibiotic or brand name.