Antibiotic Drugs

Successful Antibiotic Desensitization

Antibiotics are often an essential component of the therapeutic plan that is developed to improve the clinical course of a patient. Typically, certain antibiotics are better for a given clinical condition. Allergies to these antibiotics, however, may limit the use of these antibiotics and in certain cases may complicate the course of optimal care. Allergies to antibiotics have become an great hindrance to the clinician.

Cipro for Treatment of Anthrax Exposure

Anthrax has caused disease in animals for centuries, but its threat as a biological weapon has become most apparent in the last 80 years. Today at least 17 nations are believed to have offensive biological weapons programs in place, and it is not known for sure how many are working with anthrax. Iraq, in particular, has acknowledged that it is producing anthrax for such potential use. Infection with anthrax, which is caused by the bacterium Bacillus anthracis, is usually fatal.

Merrem: Carbapenem for Severe Infection

Carbapenem antibiotics were first discovered in the 1970s. The first and only marketed agent in this class was Primaxin, a combination product containing imipenem and the human renal dihyropeptidase-I (DHP-I) antagonist cilastatin.

Cubicin (Daptomycin): drug for skin infections

Daptomycin (Cubicin) is a cyclic lipopeptide natural product and thus represents a new structural class of antibacterial drugs with a mechanism of action that is different from those of other available antibiotics. It produces its antimicrobial effects by binding to bacterial membranes and causing a rapid depolarization of membrane potential.