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Penicillins are used to treat infections caused by bacteria. They work by killing the bacteria or preventing their growth. There are several different kinds of penicillins. Each is used to treat different kinds of infections. One kind of penicillin usually may not be used in place of another. In addition, penicillins are used to treat bacterial infections in many different parts of the body. They are sometimes given with other antibacterial medicines (antibiotics). Some of the penicillins may also be used for other problems as determined by your doctor. However, none of the penicillins will work for colds, flu, or other virus infections. Once a medicine has been approved for marketing for a certain use, experience may show that it is also useful for other medical problems. Although these uses are not included in product labeling, penicillins are used in certain patients with the following medical conditions: Chlamydia infections in pregnant women—Amoxicillin and ampicillin Gas gangrene—Penicillin G Helicobacter pylori-associated gastritis or peptic ulcer disease—Amoxicillin Leptospirosis—Ampicillin and penicillin G Lyme disease—Amoxicillin and penicillin V Typhoid fever—Amoxicillin and...

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Hemin is made of red blood cells processed from human blood. Hemin works by lowering the production of a certain enzyme in the body. Hemin is used to treat the symptoms of occasional attacks of porphyria related to the menstrual cycle in women. Hemin helps control symptoms such as pain, increased heart rate or blood pressure, and changes in mental status. Hemin should not be used to treat porphyria that affects the skin, also called porphyria cutanea...

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