Pharmacology – MCQ 80 – Antibacterial agents inhibiting cell wall synthesis

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All of the following antibacterial agents acts by inhibiting cell wall synthesis, except:
A. Carbapenems
B. Monobactams
C. Cephamycins
D. Nitrofurantoin

Correct answer : D. Nitrofurantoin

Nitrofurantoin produces highly reactive intermediates which cause DNA damage. It does not inhibit cell wall synthesis.

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