Which medications in the drug class Antibiotics, Other are used in the treatment of Gram-Negative Folliculitis?

Updated: Aug 07, 2019
  • Author: Mordechai M Tarlow, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Antibiotics, Other

Empiric antimicrobial therapy must be comprehensive and should cover all likely pathogens in the context of the clinical setting. Antibiotic selection should be guided by blood culture sensitivity whenever feasible.

Ampicillin (Principen, Omnipen, Marcillin)

Ampicillin has bactericidal activity against susceptible organisms. It is an alternative to amoxicillin if the patient is unable to take medication orally.

Trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole (Bactrim, Septra)

Trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole combination inhibits bacterial growth by inhibiting the synthesis of dihydrofolic acid.

Ticarcillin and clavulanate potassium (Timentin)

This drug combination inhibits the biosynthesis of cell wall mucopeptide and is effective during the stage of active growth. It consists of an antipseudomonal penicillin plus a beta-lactamase inhibitor and provides coverage against most gram positives, most gram negatives, and most anaerobes.

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