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broad-spectrum antibiotic

[¦brȯd ¦spek·trəm ‚ant·i·bī′äd·ik]
(microbiology)
An antibiotic that is effective against both gram-negative and gram-positive bacterial species.
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It may also lead to patients seeking repeat visits after 4 days, or asking for a "better" antibiotic after 8 or 9 days, which results in more prescriptions for broad spectrum antibiotics.
The PRE-PEN skin test, used for the diagnosis of penicillin allergy will be included in HealthTrust in order to help reduce the unnecessary use of toxic, broad spectrum antibiotics, which are known to increase drug resistance in patients.
Amoxicillin and Clavulanate Potassium for Oral Suspension is the AB-rated generic equivalent of GlaxoSmithKline's Augmentin(R) for Oral Suspension, a broad spectrum antibiotic.
Teva's Ofloxacin Tablets are the AB-rated generic equivalent of Ortho McNeil's broad spectrum antibiotic Floxin(R) Tablets.
Amoxicillin for Oral Suspension is the AB-rated generic equivalent of GlaxoSmithKline's broad spectrum antibiotic Amoxil(R) for Oral Suspension.
Augmentin(R) is a widely administered broad spectrum antibiotic.
Doxycycline hyclate is a broad spectrum antibiotic that is indicated for the treatment of a large number of illnesses, including anthrax.
Ichiro Kitasato, President of Meiji Seika, stated, "We are looking forward to the creation of a new broad spectrum antibiotic with activity against resistant organisms.
The three drugs are broad spectrum antibiotics widely used in animal production either alone or in combination with other antibiotics.