quick question about antibiotics

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  1. thegingerbreadm

    thegingerbreadm Junior Member

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    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

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    just know your spectra. some abx have very specific uses...like clindamycin for pulm abscess, vanco, flagyl for c.diff and spectinomycin for neisseiria
     
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    bump, curious about this as well. struggling through the Abx right now.
     
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    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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