Antibiotic of the week: Clarithromycin

Antibiotic Pollution Index: 203 (19 November 2017) What is the Antibiotic Pollution Index? What it does Clarithromycin inhibits the synthesis of proteins in many different types of bacterial pathogens. It does so in some parasites as well, such the one responsible for toxoplasmosis. Who gets it Clarithromycin is used to treat lung, stomach and throat […]

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Antibiotic of the week: Nalidixic acid

Antibiotic Pollution Index: 129 (19 November 2017) What is the Antibiotic Pollution Index? What it does Nalidixic acid was discovered in 1962 and became the first antibiotic of the quinolone family. This family targets DNA synthesis in bacteria that leads to their death. Nalidixic acid mainly affects gram negative bacteria. Its successors, quinolones and fluoroquinolones […]

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