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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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These injections are broad-spectrum antibiotics for single-dose daily administration against Gram-positive and -negative bacteria and atypical pathogens.
One of the most concerning findings in the recent literature is increased use of broad-spectrum antibiotics to treat common RTIs (Mainous et al.
62% of children had at least one exposure to narrow-spectrum antibiotics and 41% to broad-spectrum antibiotics.
May help reduce the use of broad-spectrum antibiotics, a leading cause of antibiotic resistance
Prescribing rates for second-line, broad-spectrum antibiotics among outpatients have increased, contributing to a growing problem of antibiotic-resistant infections (10-14).
The bacterium is often resistant to broad-spectrum antibiotics used in conventional treatments.
Among the drugs being taken more often, the researchers pointed out, are new broad-spectrum antibiotics that are more expensive and more likely to lead to bacterial resistance than older versions.
Treatment with broad-spectrum antibiotics can cure H.
Theoretically, broad-spectrum antibiotics might temporarily eradicate the gut flora responsible for the deconjugation of ethinyloestradiol metabolites interrupting the enterohepatic recirculation.
Yet penicillin skin testing, like that done in the study, is "feasible" in the emergency department setting and could help decrease the overuse of broad-spectrum antibiotics in the emergency department.
Prescribing broad-spectrum antibiotics, for a wide range of bacteria, can cause C-difficile, particularly in elderly patients.
Pharmacists call broad-spectrum antibiotics gorillacin.