Antibiotics are also known as antibacterial, it is a type of medications that destroy or slow down the growth of bacteria, Antibiotics are used to eliminate infections caused by bacteria. Such illnesses are syphilis, salmonella, tuberculosis, and other forms of meningitis are caused by bacteria. Some bacteria are harmless, while others are good for us.
Antibiotic doesn’t fight infections caused by viruses like Sore throats, Colds, Flu, Most coughs, bronchitis etc. If a virus is making your body sick, then taking antibiotics may do more harm to your body. Using antibiotics when you don’t need them that add to antibiotic resistance. This happens when bacteria able to resist the effects of an antibiotic.
When you take antibiotics follow your physician directions carefully. It is important to finish your medicine even if you feel better, if you stop using tablets too soon, then there is a chance that some bacteria may survive and re-infect you. Do not save antibiotics for later use or suggest someone else’s to use.
- Medicine Name: ZERBAXA ™
- Generic Name: ceftolozane/tazobactam
- Approval Date: December 19, 2014
- Company Name: Cubist Pharmaceuticals
Available as (Form & Strength): 1 g/0.5 g powder for reconstitution in single-dose vials