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What are anti infective drugs used for?
Last Updated: 7th January, 2020
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Also asked, what is an anti infective drug?
Drug, anti-infective: Something capable of acting against infection, by inhibiting the spread of an infectious agent or by killing the infectious agent outright. Anti-infective is a general term that encompasses antibacterials, antibiotics, antifungals, antiprotozoans and antivirals.
Furthermore, is Penicillin an anti infective? A penicillin derivative used for the treatment of a variety of infections caused by gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria as well as some anaerobes. A penicillin antibiotic used to prevent and treat mild to moderately severe infections in the respiratory tract, skin, and soft tissues.
Keeping this in consideration, what are the uses of anti infective agents?
Anti-Infective Agents. Anti-infectives such as metronidazole, clindamycin, tigecycline, linezolid, and vancomycin are effective against many types of bacteria that have become resistant to other antibiotics.
Is amoxicillin an anti infective?
Penicillins are antibiotic drugs. They are used to treat infections caused by bacteria and to eliminate the bacteria. This kills the bacteria and eventually eradicates the infection. Amoxicillin and other antibiotics are not known to be effective against viral infections, such as colds and flu.