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Chapter-10 Antibiotic Pearls & Pitfalls

BOOK TITLE: Antibiotic Essentials

Author
1. Cunha Burke A.
2. Cunha Cheston B.
ISBN
9789385999079
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/14129_11
Edition
15/e
Publishing Year
2018
Pages
14
Author Affiliations
1. Winthrop-University Hospital, Mineola, New York; State University of New York, School of Medicine, Stony Brook, New York, Winthrop-University Hospital, Mineola, New York; State University of New York School of Medicine, Stony Brook, New York
2. Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital, Alpert School of Medicine, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital; Brown University Alpert School of Medicine, Providence, Rhode Island
Chapter keywords
Antibiotic, penicillin, ampicillin, cephalosporin, ceftaroline, monobactam, carbapenem, beta-lactamase inhibitor, chloramphenicol, clindamycin, nitrofurantoin, vancomycin, tigecycline, metronidazole, fosfomycin

Abstract

The objective of this chapter is to cover antibiotic pearls and pitfalls. Penicillin, ampicillin, amoxicillin/clavulanic acid, oral anti-staphylococcal penicillins, parenteral first-generation cephalosporins, oral first-generation cephalosporins, oral second-generation cephalosporins, oral third-generation cephalosporins, parenteral anti-MRSA cephalosporin (ceftaroline), monobactams (aztreonam), carbapenems, beta-lactamase inhibitor combinations, chloramphenicol, clindamycin, nitrofurantoin, vancomycin, tigecycline, metronidazole, fosfomycin, colistin and polymyxin B, nitazoxanide, etc. are some antibiotic which are covered throughout this chapter.

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