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Antimicrobial therapy: general principles

A wide variety of antimicrobial agents is available to treat established infections caused by bacteria, fungi, viruses, or parasites. This section will cover the general principles of antimicrobial therapy and will also include illustrative clinical problems to emphasize proper decision-making in using antimicrobials.


Ceftibuten is used orally for the treatment of mild to moderate respiratory tract infections (i.e., acute exacerbations of chronic bronchitis) caused by susceptible bacteria. The drug also is used orally for the treatment of acute otitis media caused by susceptible bacteria and pharyngitis and tonsillitis caused by Streptococcus pyogenes (group A b-hemolytic streptococci). Oral ceftibuten is used for the treatment of acute exacerbations of chronic bronchitis caused by susceptible Streptococcus pneumoniae (penicillin-susceptible strains only), Haemophilus influenzae (including b-lactamase-producing strains), or Moraxella (formerly Branhamella) catarrhalis (including b-lactamase-producing strains.

Order Amoxicillin (Augmentin) Without Prescription

The product is available in immediate-release tablets, extra-strength and extended-release tablets, oral suspension, chewable tablets, and parenteral form (in Europe only). GlaxoSmithKline is attempting to retain sales of its amoxicillin/clavulanate franchise with the branded Augmentin XR and ES formulations, following the market entry of generic competitors to Augmentin in 2002.