antibacterial drug

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Noun1.antibacterial drug - any drug that destroys bacteria or inhibits their growthantibacterial drug - any drug that destroys bacteria or inhibits their growth
antibiotic, antibiotic drug - a chemical substance derivable from a mold or bacterium that can kill microorganisms and cure bacterial infections; "when antibiotics were first discovered they were called wonder drugs"
azithromycin, Zithromax - a systemic antibacterial medicine (trade name Zithromax) that is prescribed to treat bacterial infections in many different parts of the body
dapsone - antibacterial drug used to treat leprosy and some kinds of skin diseases
dicloxacillin, Dynapen - antibacterial (trade name Dynapen) used to treat staphylococcal infections that are resistant to penicillin
hexachlorophene - antibacterial substance that is a water-soluble powder used in antiseptic soaps and toothpaste
INH, isoniazid, Nydrazid - antibacterial drug (trade name Nydrazid) used to treat tuberculosis
medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine - (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
Mandelamine, methenamine, Urex - antibacterial agent (trade names Mandelamine and Urex) that is contained in many products that are used to treat urinary infections
nalidixic acid, NegGram - antibacterial agent used especially to treat genitourinary infections
Neosporin - trade name for a topical drug containing several antibacterials; used as an ointment for skin irritations and in the form of eyedrops for minor eye infections
Macrodantin, nitrofurantoin - derivative of nitrofuran used as an antibacterial medicine (trade name Macrodantin) effective against a broad range of Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria; used to treat infections of the urinary tract
Rifadin, rifampin, Rimactane - an antibacterial drug (trade names Rifadin and Rimactane) used to treat tuberculosis
sulfa, sulfa drug, sulfonamide, sulpha - antibacterial consisting of any of several synthetic organic compounds capable of inhibiting the growth of bacteria that require PABA
Achromycin, tetracycline - an antibiotic (trade name Achromycin) derived from microorganisms of the genus Streptomyces and used broadly to treat infections
crystal violet, gentian violet - a green crystal (violet in water) used as a dye or stain or bactericide or fungicide or anthelmintic or burn treatment
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Optimer offers the antibacterial drug DIFICID, which was cleared by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in May 2011 for the treatment of Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea (CDAD) in adults 18 years of age or older.
The new payment, which can be as high as $868 for a full course of the macrolide antibacterial drug, will begin on Oct.
A sampling of topics: mining bacterial cell division and bacterial secretion systems for new antibacterial drugs, recent developments in natural products and their potential impact on antibacterial drug discovery, biosynthetic engineering, indigenous human microbiota, and novel targets related to the host-parasite relationship in tuberculosis.
Based on our current understanding of a number of infectious diseases, antibacterial drug effects, and clinical trial design, it is clear that some clinical trial designs used in the past were not an informative means to evaluate drug effectiveness.
This trend is reflected in the absence of any novel class of antibacterial drug approved for use in the United States between 1968 and 2000.
A person who takes an antibacterial drug excretes much of the dose intact (SN: 3/21/98, p.
M2 EQUITYBITES-September 19, 2016-Teva unveils approved generic antibacterial drug Cubicin (Daptomycin for Injection) in the US
According to the Generating Antibiotic Incentives Now title of the FDA Safety and Innovation Act, the QIDP designation provides certain incentives for the development of new antibacterial drug products, such as priority review and an additional five years of marketing exclusivity granted at the time of marketing approval.
The Food and Drug Administration has reported cases of a specific type of seizure called nonconvulsive stares epilepticus that is associated with the use of the antibacterial drug cefepime in patients with renal impairment.
Those findings appear in Pharma Leader Series: Top 20 Antibacterial Drug Manufacturers 2012-2022, published in June 2012.
Such a lag time means that some women may not have fully or accurately recalled all their antibacterial drug exposures, or the exact timing of each exposure, the investigators noted.
LONDON -- The antibacterial drug market is saturated, highly segmented and increasingly flooded with generics, reports Datamonitor.