Category Archives: Antibiotics

EMEA: Norfloxacin should not be used to treat acute or chronic complicated pyelonephritis

This press release was published on July 2008: EMEA recommends restricted use of oral norfloxacin-containing medicines in urinary infections The European Medicines Agency has recommended restricting the use of oral norfloxacin-containing medicines in urinary infections. The Agency’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has concluded that the marketing authorisations for oral norfloxacin-containing medicines,…Continue Reading

Beta lactams antibiotics (penicillins and cephalosporins) mechanism of action: videos and animations

Mechanism of action of the beta lactam antibiotics (penicillins and cephalosporins) The beta-lactam antibiotics can kill susceptible bacteria. Although knowledge of the mechanism of this action is incomplete, numerous researchers have supplied information that allows understanding of the basic phenomenon (seeGhuysen, 1991; Bayles, 2000). The cell walls of bacteria are essential for their normal growth…Continue Reading

What is MRSA? Antibiotic resistance information by the ECDC

Some interesting information about MRSA and antibiotic resistance to share with your patients: What is MRSA? Staphylococcus aureus is a common bacterium, present on skin and mucosa in 20% to 30% of healthy people. It may sometimes causes infections if it is introduced into the body.  It typically causes skin and wound infections but can…

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