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What are Cephalosporins?
Beta-lactam antibiotics
Where do Cephalosporins bind to?
PBPs
As we progress from first generation to fourth generation of the Cephalosporins; what changes?
Increasing activity against gram - and anaerobes
Increasing resistance to beta-lactamases
Increasing ability to reach CSF
Most cephalosporins are given parentally.
T or F
True
How are cephalosporins eliminated?
Kidneys
What are the adverse reactions to Cephalosporins?
Allergic reactions
Thrombophlebitis
What three drugs increase bleeding tendencies and should not be used with alcohol?
Cefmetazole
Cefoperazone
Cefotetan
What are the carbapenems?
Beta lactam antibiotics
How are all carbapenems given?
Parenterally
What are the three carbapenem drugs?
Imipenem
Meropenem
Ertapenem
Vancomysin is a beta lactam antibiotic.
T or F
False
Does not contain a beta-lactam ring
Vancomycin interacts with the PBPs.
T or F
False
Directly Acting
What bacteria is Aztreonam effective against?
Gram-negative aerobic bacteria
Beta-lactamase resistant