Antibiotics

What antibiotics are


Antibiotics are special drugs for treating infections caused by the spread and multiplication of bacteria. It's very important to remember that antibiotics are not designed for treating viral infections such as flu or cold, as those are caused by viruses unresponsive to the effects of antibiotics. Most antibiotics produced today, under a wide range of brand names, are semi-synthetic modifications of natural compounds discovered by scientists. Other antibiotics are isolated from living organisms, while others are produced by chemical synthesis. Antibiotics gave the humankind a chance to survive and cure infections that otherwise could have killed millions. The discovery of antibiotics is among the most significant achievements of modern science.

Groups of antibiotics and how they work


Different groups of antibiotics work in their own ways. Some of them kill bacteria present in the body (by blocking their ability to turn glucose into energy required for survival or impairing their ability to build a cell wall to protect themselves against the hostile environment), while others slow their growth and keep them from reproducing at the same speed. There are well over a hundred different antibiotics known at the moment, most of them fitting into a few groups or classes. There are groups such as macrolides, fluoroquinolones, penicillins, cephalosporins, aminoglycosides, tetracyclines and sulfonamides, each group prescribed for a certain type of bacteria present in the body. For the antibiotic prescribed to work as intended, it's important to take it for the entire period recommended, even if the symptoms improve soon after the treatment has started.

Taking antibiotics to benefit the most


Antibiotics should only be taken when clearly needed. Taking an antibiotic for a condition that was not caused by the presence of bacteria sensitive to the effects of that antibiotic will make it more difficult for you to treat bacterial infections in future when you do get them. Also, taking antibiotics at the first sign of a bacterial infection can make the bacteria less sensitive to its effects, which will cause serious problems in future when trying to cure an infection that will not be responding to the antibiotic you are taking. Often, lab tests are required for the doctor to establish which type of antibiotic the patient needs for the infection to be cured. It's important to take the right type of antibiotic for the specific type of bacteria causing the infection.

Celebrex
100/200 mg

This means you are going to pay less for the efficient drug you really need. Order Celebrex is available as capsules ranging in dosage from 50 to 400 mg and is supposed to be taken exactly as directed

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Cipro
mg

It's available as tablets (regular and extended-release), microcapsules for making a suspension and injection liquid. The intravenous dose is administered two to three times a day at 200-400 mg of ciprofloxacin (canada, australia, uk)

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Keflex
250/500/750 mg

This medicine works for bacterial infections only by preventing the microorganisms from building a special cell wall to surround each cell. The intervals may vary depending on the type of infection and its severity

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Levaquin
250/500/750 mg

It's commonly used for urinary tract infections, ear infections, lung infections, bone and joint infections and skin infections, so long as the infection was caused by the presence and multiplication of the type of bacteria susceptible to the effects of this particular antibiotic.Levaquin needs to be taken for the entire period prescribed, to make sure the bacteria are eliminated from the body and a relapse does not occur

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Motilium
10 mg

Motilium safety precautions Motilium (domperidone) should not be used in children and patients with kidney problems or heart disease, unless those factors have been discussed with a qualified healthcare professional in advance.

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