What is Meticillin?

Methicillin, also called meticillin, antibiotic formerly used in the treatment of bacterial infections caused by organisms of the genus Staphylococcus. Methicillin is a semi synthetic derivative of penicillin. It contained a modification to the original penicillin structure that made it resistant to a bacterial enzyme called penicillinase (beta-lactamase). This enzyme is produced by most strains of Staphylococcus and disrupts certain types of penicillins by hydrolyzing the beta-lactam ring that is central to the antimicrobial activity of these drugs.

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I have a bladder infection. My Dr. said it was caused by 2 bacteria: E coli and another one that I cannot remember. The second bacteria he said was...

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Possibilities: ESBL; MRSA; VRE or MBL Bacteria

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Certain variants of bacteria produce...

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im suffering an infection in my head. it is pimple like swollen and painful at the same time. it keeps on coming back like twice a month. i've done...

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I have been diagnosed with Folliculitis and taking two anti-biotics for 5 days. One for the folliculitis and one for mrsa (just in case). No...

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