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Newer Antibiotics and their Uses – Review

Newer Antibiotics and their Uses – Review

FDA Approved Antibiotics which are marketed internationally. The problem of the antibiotic resistance has been over-viewed in the previous article. Here are the latest antibiotics in current use.

In clinical use: Linezolid   In clinical trials: Radezolid, torezolid.
Effective against Organisms-
–gram-positive bacteria including MRSA, VRE and Streptococcus pneumoniae.
–Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Nocardia.
Linezolid- 1st to be approved this millenium
–VRE infections
–nosocomial and community-acquired pneumonia,
–skin and soft tissue infections.(SSTIs)

Bacteriostatic against …

Antibiotic Resistance and Newer antibiotics- An overview

Antibiotic Resistance and Newer antibiotics- An overview

The need for novel antibacterials is a desparation today because of increasing resistance to the older ones.Three classes of drug-resistant bacteria are a major cause of concern-
–Methicillin -resistantStaphylococcus aureus (MRSA),
–multidrug-resistant (MDR) and pan-drug-resistant (PDR) gram-negative bacteria, which include strains of Acinetobacter baumannii, Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa,
–MDR and  extensively-drug-resistant (XDR) strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MDR-TB and XDR-TB).
Drug Resistance
•Multidrug resistance (MDR) bacteria – non-susceptibility …

How to Study Pharmacology : Study plan MBBS

How to Study Pharmacology : Study plan MBBS

A complete new and difficult topic and relatively unheard of terminologies and words are met in the subject called Pharmacology. This is what makes it one of the most difficult subject to learn and often needs mugging up of names of drugs. But as you become familiar to the terminologies and start getting comfortable with the drugs, pharmacology becomes fun. …

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