Overview – Antimycobacterial Agents

by Pravin Shukle, MD

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    00:00 Okay, we've taken a look at a bunch of the antibacterial medications.

    00:06 Let's move on to antimycobaterial agents.

    00:09 Antimycobacterial agents include those agents used to treat leprosy, that can be these medications here.

    00:19 Those agents used against tuberculosis including first line and second line drugs.

    00:25 And atypical microbaterium agents that are active against a whole host of diseases.

    00:31 Let's start off with those drugs used to treat mycobacterium tuberculosis or tuberculosis.

    00:39 Now drugs are either bacteriostatic or bactericidal depending upon their concentration.

    00:44 Three to four drug regimens are required for this particular disease.

    00:48 And we often use DOT regimens.

    00:51 Now DOT stands for Directly Observed Therapy.

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    The lecture Overview – Antimycobacterial Agents by Pravin Shukle, MD is from the course Antimicrobial Pharmacology.

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    1. Requires single-drug therapy for effective treatment
    2. Patients must be monitored for significant side effects of treatment.
    3. Drugs may be bacteriostatic or bactericidal depending on concentration.
    4. They are usually administered via DOT regimens (directly observed therapy).

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     Pravin Shukle, MD

    Pravin Shukle, MD

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