Antibiotic penicillin is made from what?

The antibiotic penicillin is from Penicillium notatum or P chrysogenum.

Following are the ways in which penicillin was made:

  • The penicillium mold produced antibiotic penicillin naturally.
  • These penicillin molds were grown in the deep fermentation tanks by adding sugar and other required ingredients. These ingredients increased the growth of the penicillin.
  • Then the penicillin molecule was separated from the mold.
  • The last step involved the purification of antibiotic medicine.

These were steps that were followed by scientists for the separation of penicillin from the mold.

Penicillin is used in various treatments such as pneumonia, endocarditis, blood infection such as sepsis, and other serious infections.

Penicillin antibiotic also comes with other side effects such as diarrhoea, heartburn, insomnia, nausea, itching, and vomiting.

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