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A 18-year-old female asked:

can amoxicillin treat my ureaplasma?

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Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 21 years experience
No.: Penicillin work by essentially degrading the cell walls of bacteria causing the bacteria to leak out cell contents to kill it. Ureaplasma does not have a cell wall, only cell membrane. So, penicillins are not used to treat ureaplasma. http://pharmaxchange.info/press/2011/04/mechanism-of-action-of-penicillin/ https://www.zocdoc.com/answers/2542/what-is-ureaplasma

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Winfield, WV
A 18-year-old female asked:

Can I take amoxicillin for ureaplasma?

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Dr. Patrick Connerly
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No: It does not work for this germ- usually a macrolide (erythromycin or azithromycin), or a tetracycline derivative like doxycycline works best.

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