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Antibiotics OTC

Amoxil

Amoxicillin

Amoxil

Amoxil (Amoxicillin) is a penicillin antibiotic used for the treatment of a number of bacterial infections, medicine is the first line treatment for middle ear infections.

Augmentin

Amoxicillin

Augmentin

Augmentin is a penicillin antibiotic and is indicated for treatment of infections caused by certain bacteria.

Bactrim

Sulfamethoxazole

Bactrim

Bactrim is an antibiotic combination containing a sulfonamide antibiotic and is used for treatment of infections caused be certain bacteria.

Biaxin

Clarithromycin

Biaxin

Biaxin is a macrolide antibiotic, which is indicated for treatment of infections caused by certain bacteria.

Cefaclor

Biocef

Cefaclor

Cefaclor is an antibiotic which is used for treatment of infections caused by certain bacteria.

Cefzil

Cefprozil

Cefzil

Cefzil is a semi synthetic broad spectrum cephalosporin antibiotic intended for oral administration.

Cipro

Ciprofloxacin

Cipro

Cipro is an antibiotic, used for treatment of bacterial infections. It may also be used to prevent or slow anthrax after exposure.

Cleocin

Clindamycin

Cleocin

Cleocin is used for treatment of serious infections caused by certain bacteria. It is not used to treat meningitis.

Doxycycline

Doxycycline

Doxycycline

Doxycycline is a medication used for the treatment of some infections. It may also be effective for prevention or inhibition of the progression of anthrax.

Duricef

Cefadroxil

Duricef

Duricef is an antibiotic, used for treating infections caused by certain bacteria. It works by interfering with the bacteria's cell wall formation.

Erythromycin

Erythromycin

Erythromycin

Erythromycin is used to treat infections caused by certain bacteria. It is also used to prevent bacterial endocarditis and attacks of rheumatic fever.

Flagyl

Metronidazole

Flagyl

Flagyl is used to treat bacterial infections in your body.

Floxin

Ofloxacin

Floxin

Floxin is used for treatment of mild to moderate infections caused by certain bacteria.

Ilosone

Erythromycin

Ilosone

Ilosone is used to treat infections caused by certain bacteria. It is also used to prevent bacterial endocarditis and attacks of rheumatic fever.

Keflex

Cephalexin

Keflex

Keflex is used for treatment of certain bacterial infections. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Levaquin

Levofloxacin

Levaquin

Levaquin is used for treatment of infections caused by certain bacteria. It may also be used to prevent or slow anthrax after exposure.

Lincocin

Lincomycin

Lincocin

Lincocin is used for treating serious bacterial infections caused by susceptible strains of streptococci, pneumococci, and staphylococci.

Minomycin

Minocycline

Minomycin

Minomycin is used for treatment of infection caused by certain bacteria. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Myambutol

Ethambutol

Myambutol

Myambutol is used for treatment of tuberculosis infections of the lung along with other medicines. It may also be used for other conditions.

Rifadin

Rifampin

Rifadin

Rifadin is an antibiotic that is used in combination with other medicines to treat tuberculosis.

Rulide

Roxithromycin

Rulide

Rulide is used to treat respiratory tract, urinary and soft tissue infections. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Sumycin

Tetracycline

Sumycin

Sumycin is used for treatment or prevention of infections that are proven or strongly suspected to be caused by susceptible bacteria.

Vibramycin

Doxycycline

Vibramycin

Vibramycin is a tetracycline antibiotic, medication is used for treating certain bacterial infections.

Zithromax

Azithromycin

Zithromax

Zithromax is used for treatment of many types of bacterial infections, such as bronchitis, pneumonia, tonsillitis, skin, ear infections, and STDs.

Secret Antibiotics Should Be Developed Or Not?

Everybody knows about the bacteria that have become resistant to antibiotics as it is not a new phenomenon. Usually the bacteria residing in our body gets so use to the antibiotics we feed them they form resistance towards it. A newly discovered gene known as New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase-1 also popularly known as NDM1 has broken all records of resistance as they can withstand even the most powerful of the antibiotics now. As you can deduce from the name this gene has hit India recently because of the population size in India, sanitation problems, infrastructure problems and also due to plethora of antibiotics found here but that doesn’t mean other countries are not suffering from this for example like France and Canada.

Antibiotics

Recently Bloomberg has announced that they are facilitating new drugs to replace the ongoing resistance which is very good since old ones have failed miserably in saving lives. This will also encourage the pharmaceutical companies to bring new drugs in market that will also ensure that they make new antibiotics to keep up with the new bacteria’s.

New drugs are available at a break neck speed and the faster the bacteria advance the exposure crucial to become resistant to it. That’s the reason why patients who got infected in hospitals usually faces virulent strains of disease. It is also the reason why India, with an antiquity of making drugs – which includes antibiotics and those are swiftly and on sale available to its population, is pronto the epicentre of the resistance problem.

The question here is does the developed countries make secret strategic reserves of not released antibiotics to be used only in case of drastic national or worldwide emergency? That will certainly result in people dying mostly in not developed countries because of infected diseases and not getting cured because the freely available antibiotics have developed resistance but if we use secret strategic reserves they will also lose their ability to save lives after sometime because the antibiotics will again develop resistance after some use. Only thing that can be done is you can develop a last resort antibiotic someplace else and keep it in lock until the last second. This again creates the issue of supply. Nobody wants to produce drug that they cannot sell and make profit either the government fund the research of private companies or they need to come into the pharmaceutical business.

Also there is a life altering dilemma. What would be important enough to open up the secret stashed antibiotics and provide them to the ailing? What will it be to bring the secret services in the limelight? Also another issue that is bothersome is where to store the drugs as some drugs need specific place and temperature. Also many drugs expire within a short period of time; who is going to keep track of all those things.

Medical ethics will be infuriated knowing the drugs are under wraps and people are suffering. Proper and limited use of antibiotics should be enforced if you want the antibiotics resistance to be minimum.

Side Effects of Antibiotic Use in Infections

Are you aware of the side effects of the antibiotics your children consume? If you aren’t aware, then the subsequent explanation will enlighten you and help you to get the possible alternatives. Before the intake of any medication, it is important to know about its side effects. Who will risk their lives? I believe none of us would ever. The subsequent information will let you know more about it. Clearly, a person should be more cautious in selecting the medication substitutes for his/her children.

If you are concerned for children, you possibly know the frequency of their earaches. Adults have them too, but it is more often seen in youngsters. This is because they don’t fight off bacteria and viruses as well, and their tender ears aren’t good enough at draining fluids. The possible signs of an ear infection are sore throat, fever, earache and stuffy nose. Generally doctors prescribe an antibiotic if the infection is caused by bacteria, but always this is not the case.

A recent research on the influence of antibiotics in youngsters reveals that the antibiotic use for treating ear infection may modestly assist treatment of the infection in children, but can trigger some really adverse side effects such as rashes or diarrhea.

The initial side effects observed while using antibiotics for ear infections are like vomiting, mild diarrhea, nausea, and also development of new infection due to another microbe. Nearly one and ten out of every 100 individuals that means 10% of people consuming antibiotic will suffer from these side effects. One of the potential side effects is known as vaginal yeast infection (thrush). Thrush is a yeast infection caused by Candida albicans. Candida usually lives in your body harmlessly, including the vagina. Its growth is controlled by the immune system and other bacteria present in the body. In few females, intake of antibiotics can disturb the bacterial balance in the vagina and this permits the growth of candida resulting in thrush. Symptoms of thrush are vaginal pain, itchiness and vaginal secretion. Thrush can also influence other regions of the body such as mouth and skin where visible white patches are seen. This is an adverse side effect. In addition, there is a possibility that your child may experience itching and skin rashes. Although, the effects like the adverse allergic reaction can possibly be seen, but very rarely.

One important thing which you should know is that the antibiotic use which exceeds the recommended dosage will enhance the risk of growth of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. What will happen in a country like the United States? Does the doctor usually recommend antibiotic to the patients suffering from an ear infection? In fact, this is rarely observed. The major cause behind this is as it can only treat the infections which are caused by bacteria. The adverse condition cannot be worked out by prescribing an antibiotic simply. Amoxicillin is just an emergency aid, but do not consider it as the only choice.

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