Antibiotic of the week: Metronidazole

Antibiotics Pollution Index: 400 (11 September 2017) What is the Antibiotics Pollution Index? What it does Metronidazole gets activated in cells that live in oxygen-low environments, known as anaerobic cells. It is effective against many anaerobic organisms, which include bacteria and parasites. It binds DNA, and causes breaks which cells do not survive. Due to […]

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Antibiotic of the week: Cefotaxime

Antibiotic pollution index: 236 (11 September 2017) What is the Antibiotic Pollution Index? What it does The cell wall separates the bacterial cell from its surroundings, gives it strength and protection. With cefotaxime, cell walls break and bacteria die. Who gets it Cefotaxime is used to treat a wide range of infections, such as pneumonia, […]

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Antibiotic of the week: Sulfadimethoxine

Antibiotics Pollution Index: 73 (11 September 2017) What is the Antibiotics Pollution Index? What it does It prevents bacteria to form folic acid. Folic acid is crucial for cell division of bacteria; without folic acid, a bacterium cannot multiply and thereby spread the infection. It does not kill the bacteria directly. Who gets it Pets, […]

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