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quick question about antibiotics

Discussion in 'Step I' started by thegingerbreadm, May 12, 2008.

  1. thegingerbreadm

    thegingerbreadm Junior Member 5+ Year Member

    Nov 1, 2005
    Hi, just wanted to know how important or HY is it to know all the "clinical uses" of the antibiotics...i know unique toxicities and mechanisms are a must and that certain treatment protocols (drugs of choices) you must know as well, but in the review books and FA, they still list many examples for each antibiotic and it's difficult to know them all....any suggestions? or do I just have to suck it up? thanks
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  3. ASDIC

    ASDIC The 9th Flotilla 10+ Year Member

    Apr 7, 2003
    New Jersey
    just know your spectra. some abx have very specific clindamycin for pulm abscess, vanco, flagyl for c.diff and spectinomycin for neisseiria
  4. Cards21aceking

    Cards21aceking 5+ Year Member

    Feb 27, 2007
    bump, curious about this as well. struggling through the Abx right now.
  5. Proverbs31

    Proverbs31 5+ Year Member

    Jan 11, 2008
    Northern bound
    Same here...I know some said FA pharm was sufficient..i.e. if you knew it all there, you would be fine but...still....?

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