Bactericidal/Bacteriostatic combinations

Bassam Madi exubma at cnn.exu.ericsson.se
Fri Apr 17 13:49:48 EST 1998


Hi,
It is well established that the combination of a bactericidal
drug (eg. Beta-lactam antibiotics) with bacteriostatic drugs
(eg. tetracyclines) has an antagonistic effect; so usually, this
combination is not advised.

My question is: Is this true when combining the Quinolones (eg.
ofloxacin)
with bacteriostatic drugs? Quinolones are bactericidal, but have a
different
mode of action from that of the beta-lactams.

I hope someone responds.
Best Regards,
BM

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