idea about antibiotics
randall at mindquest.net
Tue Feb 22 23:05:51 EST 2000
Olli Niemitalo wrote:
> Why are antibiotics given only one sort at a time? If you gave say two
> different sorts of antibiotics at a time, the probablility for a microbe
> to develop resistence would be in my thoughs be nearly to 2nd power
> -> extremely small! Why did they never think about this, or am i being
> the stupid here?
Somtimes multiple or combination ABx (antibiotics) are given. Another reason
sometimes they are NOT given in multiple is that the side effects or
toxicity dangers can add up synergistically also. Some antibiotics are quite
safe, others are very potent and have potential toxic effects if overused.
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