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bioavailability

Discussion in 'Step I' started by mjl1717, Jul 26, 2006.

  1. mjl1717

    mjl1717 Senior Member
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    Which antibiotic is given systemically because of predicted bioavailability?
    a) Amphotericin b
    b)Cipro
    c)Gentamycin
    d)Vancomycin

    *Id would think cipro , any thoughts?
     
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  3. subtle1epiphany

    subtle1epiphany Junior Faculty
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    I'm just an MS2 and currently procrastinating, but I'm thinking Cipro also.
    Gentamycin is an aminoglycoside, which are IV only. Same with Vancomycin, IV only (isn't absorbed p.o., but can be used for pseudomembranous colitis). Amphotericin B is IV, but not sure if it's only IV. Still my gut tells me it's not used p.o. or IM
    That leaves Cipro as the only one I'm sure can be admin other than IV
    Cipro wins.

    if I'm wrong, let me know. :D
     

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