Both drugs are antibiotics.
Chloramphenicol interferes with or inhibits bacterial protein synthesis resulting in bacterial cell death. See: https://www.drugs.com/ppa/chloramphenicol.html
Oxacillin inhibits mucopeptide synthesis in bacterial cell wall resulting in bacterial cell death. See: https://www.drugs.com/ppa/oxacillin-sodium.html
They both are active against different types of bacteria.
- Oxacillin Information for Consumers
- Oxacillin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Oxacillin (detailed)
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