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Dermatologic Drugs

Antimicrobial

TermDefinition
Bacitran Polypeptide antibiotic (applied topically). Treatment or prevention of local skin infections from aerobic & anaerobic bacteria. Inhibits cell wall synthesis. adverse effects: minimal
Neomycin & Polymyxin B ( Neosporin) Combination of two drugs alone, also contains bacitran. Used as a topical antiseptic from minor skin wounds. Over-Use can cause future allergic reactions of the skin.
Mupirocin Used topically for staph and strep impetigo(blisters on face and hands). Intranasal form for MRSA. Adverse effects: local burning, itching, minor pain
Silver Sulfadiazine (Silvadene) (Burn patient) Topical antiinfective -prevent or treat infection at the site of second and third degree burn. Adverse effect: pain, burning, itching
Created by: Ashleigh0101