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Anti-Infective Therapy

Despite dire warnings that we are approaching the end of the antibiotic era, the incidence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria continues to rise. The proportions of penicillin-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae, hospital-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, and vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus strains continue to increase. Community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus is now common throughout the world.

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.

Order Famciclovir (Famvir) No Prescription 250mg

Famciclovir (Famvir) is an orally active prodrug of penciclovir, a nucleoside analog related to acyclovir. These drugs act by selectively inhibiting herpesvirus DNA polymerase, thus inhibiting herpesvirus DNA synthesis. They are able to interfere with viral replication at concentrations that have little effect on host DNA synthesis.