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A 27-year-old female asked:

stronger cephalosporin than ceftriaxone against e coli, maybe cefepime, ceftazidime or cefpirome

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Dr. Kathleen Mullane
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
How sensitive are u?: The strength of an antibiotic is measured by how active it is against a specific organism. For the right bug, plain old penicillin may be the 'strongest'. The most important thing to know is the sensitivity or susceptibilities of your bacteria. If your infection is not responding to ceftriaxone, odds are it is resistant to all cephalosporins. Some remain susceptible to cefepeme but not all.

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Last updated Nov 10, 2014

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