Facts about Antibacterial Drugs

Antibacterial agents are broad and diverse class of drugs – a class that often poses a challenge to the student. For this reason, we’ve gone ahead and harvested 50 of the most fundamental facts about antibacterial drugs that every student of pharmacy, medicine and nursing should know. We talk about ...

Cephalosporin

Cephalosporins are a broad class of bactericidal antibiotics that include the β-lactam ring and share a structural similarity and mechanism of action with other β-lactam antibiotics (e.g. penicillins, carbapenems and monobactams). The cephalosporins (and other β-lactams) have the ability to kill ...

Third generation cephalosporins

After the first cephalosporin was discovered in 1945, scientists improved the structure of cephalosporins to make them more effective against a wider range of bacteria. Each time the structure changed, a new “generation” of cephalosporins were made. There are five generations of cephalosporins. ...

Fourth generation cephalosporins

Cephalosporins are a large group of antibiotics derived from the mold Acremonium (previously called Cephalosporium). This mold yielded three main compounds, historically called Cephalosporin N and C, and P, from which the first cephalosporins were derived. Cephalosporins are bactericidal (kill bacteria) ...
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