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Powerful Antibiotics For Infections

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Last Updated: 18 January 2022

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Drugs that treat infections humans include antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, and antiparasitic medications. Infections in humans are caused by microorganisms, include bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites. There are more than trillion species of microbes, but only small number cause infection in humans. These are called pathogens. Term antibiotic usually refers to medications treat bacterial infections like strep throat, ear infection, or urinary tract infection. But it can be more general term for medications that kill any type of microbe. Antimicrobial or anti - infective other general terms. More specific terms include antibacterial medications, which treat infections caused by bacteria; antiviral medications, which treat infections like influenza, HIV, or hepatitis C; antifungal medications, which treat infections like yeast infections, infections, or valley fever; and antiparasitic medications, which treat infections like malaria or tapeworms. Pathogenic microbes can develop ways to evade antibiotics, increasing risk of infections that are difficult to treat. Antibiotic resistance is increasing and is top global public health threat. One response to this threat is reintroduction of older antibiotics that previously had fallen out of use. However, many older antibiotics are no used because of significant side effects. New antibiotics are being develop, but process is slow. Government agencies and professional organizations are involved in efforts to promote development of new antibiotics, and several new antibiotics have been approved in last few years. Another response is that different way to treat bacterial infection, called phage therapy, is under research. Bacteriophages are viruses that infect and kill specific bacteria and be used to treat bacterial infections because bacteriophages do not infect humans. Phage therapy was first recognized at beginning of 20th century but was overshadowed by discovery of antibiotics. In addition to treating antibiotic - resistant bacteria, phage therapy targets specific bacteria, whereas antibiotics affect large range of bacteria, even normal, beneficial ones in digestive tract. Phage therapy is still experimental and is not yet approved by US Food and Drug Administration. Viruses, fungi, and parasites can develop to antibiotics too. Hiv develops resistance easily, so patients with HIV always take more than 1 type of antiviral medication to development of resistance. Candida auris is new pathogenic fungus that can be resistant to all antifungal medications. Malaria is example of parasite that has developed resistance to many antiparasitic medications, limiting public health efforts to control it globally. Conflict of Interest Disclosures: Dr Moore reports receipt of grants and personal fees from and grants from bioMerieux and Curetis. No other disclosures were report.

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Which Antibiotic Will Work Best?

Choice Of Antibiotic Mainly Depends On Which Infection You Have And Germ Your Doctor Thinks Is Causing Your Infection. This is because each is effective only against certain bacteria and parasites. For example, if you have pneumonia, doctor know what kinds of bacteria typically cause most of pneumonia. He or she will choose antibiotic that best combats those kinds of bacteria. There are other factors that influence choice of antibiotic. These include: how severe infection is. How well your and liver are working. Dosing schedule. Other medications you be taking. Common side - effects. History of having allergy to types of antibiotic. If you are or breastfeeding. Pattern of in your community. Pattern of resistance Antibiotics by Germs in your area. Even if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, there are number of antibiotics that are thought to be safe to take.

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Some of medications you may need to avoid, or seek advice on, while taking specific class of antibiotic are outlined below. It's usually recommended that you avoid taking penicillin at same time as methotrexate, which is used to treat psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis and some forms of cancer. This is because combining two medications can cause range of unpleasant and sometimes serious side effects. However, some forms of penicillin, such as amoxicillin, can be used in with methotrexate. You may skin rash if you take penicillin and allopurinol, which is used to treat gout. Cephalosporins may increase chance of bleeding if you are taking blood - thinning medications such as heparin and warfarin. If you need treatment with cephalosporins, you may to have your dose of anticoagulants changed or additional blood monitoring. Risk Of Damage To Your Kidneys And Hearing Is Increased If You Are Taking One Or More Of Following Medications: Antifungals - Used To Treat Fungal Infections, Cyclosporin - Used To Treat Autoimmune Conditions Such As Crohn's Disease And Given To People Who Have Had Organ Transplant Diuretics - Use To Remove Water From Body Muscle Relaxants Risk Of Kidney And Hearing Damage Has To Be Balance Against Benefits Of Using Aminoglycosides To Treat Life - Threatening Conditions Such As Septicaemia. In hospital, blood levels are carefully monitored to antibiotics are only present in blood in safe amounts. If aminoglycosides are used properly in topical preparations, such as ear drops, these effects don't occur. You should check with your GP or pharmacist before taking tetracycline if you are currently taking any of following: vitamin supplements, retinoids - such as acitretin, isotretinoin and tretinoin, which are used to treat severe acne, blood - thinning medication diuretics kaolin - pectin and bismuth subsalicylate - used to treat diarrhoea, medicines to treat diabetes - such as insulin atovaquone - use to treat pneumonia antacids - use to treat indigestion and heartburn sucralfate - use to treat ulcers lithium - use to treat bipolar disorder and severe depression digoxin - use to treat heart rhythm disorders methotrexate strontium ranelate - use to treat osteoporosis colestipol or colestyramine - use to treat high cholesterol ergotamine and methysergide - use to treat migraines it's highly recommended that you don't combine macrolide with any of following medications unless directly instruct to by your GP, as combination could cause heart problems: terfenadine, astemizole and mizolastine - these are all antihistamines use to treat allergic conditions such as hay fever amisulpride - use to treat episodes of psychosis tolterodine - use to treat urinary incontinence statins - use to treat high cholesterol you should check with your GP or pharmacist before taking fluoroquinolone if you re currently taking any of following: theophylline - use to treat asthma; also find in some cough and cold medicines non - steroidal anti - inflammatory Drug painkillers - such as ibuprofen ciclosporin probenecid - use to treat gout clozapine - use to treat schizophrenia ropinirole - use to treat Parkinson's Disease tizanadine - use to treat muscle spasms glibenclamide - use to treat diabetes cisapride - use to treat indigestion, heartburn, vomiting or nausea tricyclic antidepressants - such as amitriptyline steroid medications some fluoroquinolones can intensify effects of caffeine, which could make you feel irritable, restless and cause problems falling asleep.

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