For skin infections, antibiotics of β-lactam and 1st generation cephalosporins classes, like Flucloxacillin and Cephalexin,possess the maximum efficiency. The purchase of antibiotics from this pharmacological class is required when the purpose of the antibiotic therapy is:
- prevention of complications in boils
- immunization against tetanus when bitten by animals
- prevention of infection in diabetic foot syndrome
- relief of swelling or alleviation of cellulitis symptoms
Antibiotics from the classes of tetracyclines, second-generationfluoroquinolones, nitrofuran derivatives and cephalosporinsare highly active against microorganisms that cause the urinary tractdiseases.
To treat chlamydia, orchitis, epididymitis, bacterial vaginosis, and gonorrhea, patients are often prescribed Doxycycline, Ceftriaxone, Ornidazole, Nitrofurantoin or Ciprofloxacin. To prevent recurrence of the disease, it is recommended to refrain from unprotected sexual actsduring the antibiotic therapy.
- The recommended duration of antibiotic therapy is approximately 3 to 7 days.
- When the disease worsens, the treatment can be prolonged until the pathogen is completely destroyed or suppressed.
- Children’s dose of antibiotics should be calculated based on the weight and age of the child.
Pregnant women are advised to take precautions, when they use antibiotics. A favorable safety profile in the treatment of infections in pregnant women are penicillins, such as Amoxicillin or Piperacillin.
Despite the high selectivity of the action, antibiotics can cause various undesirable reactions. The most common side effects of antibiotics are abdominal pain, nausea, diarrhea, or an allergic reaction.
When patients adhere to the prescribed dosing schedule, antibiotics help to quickly get rid of pathogenic microbes and alleviate the infectionsymptoms. But with the continued use of these medicines in large doses, the microscopic organisms can develop antibiotic resistance mechanisms.
Antibiotics are the most effective drugs for the treatment of infectious diseases of various pathologies. Annually, the sales volume of antibiotics increases by an average of 5%, which confirms the growing popularity of these drugs.
To date, antibiotics are available in a variety of dosage forms. In modern pharmacies, you can buy topical antibiotics (creams, gels, ointments), nasal or throat sprays, tablets, capsules or suppositories.
These drugsfor the therapy of infectious diseases are sold on prescription. However, online pharmacies make it possible to order antibiotics without a prescription anywhere in the world (USA, Canada, EU countries or others).