Antibiotic of the week: Cephalexin

Antibiotic Pollution Index: 230 (19 November 2017) What is the Antibiotic Pollution Index? What it does Cephalexin kills bacteria by disrupting molecules (peptidoglycan) in their outer layer. It is mainly effective against gram-positive bacteria, such as streptococci, staphylococci and bacilli. In these bacteria, this outer layer is unprotected, while in gram-negatives, this layer is thinner […]

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Antibiotic of the week: Spiramycin

Antibiotic Pollution Index: 37 (12 October 2017) What is the Antibiotic Pollution Index? What it does Spiramycin belongs to a family that inhibits protein synthesis. Protein synthesis is an essential process. Proteins digest, transport, arrange and manipulate all sorts of cell components. In low dosages, spiramycin stops bacterial cell growth; in high dosages, it may […]

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