The Range of Antibiotics Available

  • Sabine Enenkel
  • Wolfgang Stille


Physicians in the USA and Europe are faced with an ever-increasing number of antibiotics and other antibacterial agents. (The same development can be observed in other fields of drug therapy.) For reasons of economy and practicability, hospital pharmacies no longer stock all the derivatives available on the market. A choice is usually made from groups of antibiotics similar in activity and antibacterial spectrum. Thus, the pharmacies set up lists of antibiotics tailored to the needs of the hospitals they are serving. Physicians working in the hospital are limited to the agents on these lists when prescribing antibiotics for treatment.


Divided Dose Nalidixic Acid Main Side Effect Typhoid Fever Clavulanic Acid 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sabine Enenkel
    • 1
  • Wolfgang Stille
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PediatricsUniversity Hospital, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-UniversitätFrankfurt/Main 70Germany
  2. 2.Department of Internal MedicineUniversity Hospital Johann Wolfgang Goethe-UniversitätFrankfurt/Main 70Germany

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