GIDEON Guide to Antimicrobial Agents


By Stephen Berger

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GIDEON Guide to Antimicrobial Agents summarizes the status of 333 generic antimicrobial agents.

In the first section, Drugs by Class and Indication, each pathogen or disease is followed by a list of relevant treatment options.

The second section displays an alphabetical list of all diseases followed by GIDEON. Many of these diseases are generic (Pneumonia - bacterial, Heterophyid infections) and list only a general statement of treatment options (ie, "antibiotics appropriate to infecting species")

The third section, is arranged alphabetically, by drug name, and includes the following subsections:

General, including:

Mechanism of action

Typical dosage for adults and children

Penetration into cerebrospinal and other fluids

Serum half-life

Elimination and metabolism

Dosage adjustments for renal failure and dialysis


Drug-Drug interactions

Spectrum and in-vitro testing criteria

Proprietary (trade) names

This is one in a series of GIDEON ebooks which explore all individual infectious diseases, drugs, vaccines, outbreaks, surveys and pathogens in every country of the world. Data are based on the GIDEON web application ( which relies on standard textbooks and peer-review journals, supplemented by an ongoing search of the medical literature.

GIDEON Guide to Antimicrobial Agents