Amoxicillin 500mg as a Bacteriostatic Antibiotic

What are antibiotics? Antibiotic is a class of pharmacological drugs that is used to stop bacterial growth. Antibiotics could either be bactericidal or bacteriostatic. Bactericidal means it kills the bacteria that is producing the infection. On the other hand, when we say bacteriostatic, it stops the growth of the microorganisms thus preventing the progress of infection.

Amoxicillin 500mg is an example of a bacteriostatic antibiotic. It does not kill the bacteria, instead it stops the growth of bacteria by altering their protein synthesis. Amoxicillin 500mg is used to treat respiratory infections, nose infections, ear infections, skin infections, and urinary tract infections. There is no standard amoxicillin dosage for everyone. Basically, it will depend on the age and weight of the patient. Read more…

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Sam Solomon, the founding editor, leaves Canadian Medicine News after four years. He will be missed. Postings will continue under David Elkins and other medical and health policy writers.

It's been a pleasure for me to write and interact with our readers. I am leaving to study law, beginning this fall. In the meantime, I will be taking some time off to pursue some personal projects.

Thanks for reading.

- Sam Solomon, editor

5 comments:

said...

This was a great resource; we med bloggers will miss you and especially the rare Canadian perspective and timely exposition of relevant news bites.

Best wishes for your LLB and other adventures.

said...

" :( bye Sam

...will miss you with my morning coffee :(

Best to you on your studies.

Anonymous said...

Thanks to both of you, and thanks for your input over the years.
-Sam

said...

So sorry to see you go. Thank you so much for having published this blog.

said...

All the best, Sam, with your studies.

Interesting there is no explanation why you won't be replaced, and the blog will continue. Have the publishers deemed traffic to be too low here to maintain this blog? I hope not. The PE site is so dingy looking, and difficult to navigate (I usually don't bother).