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What does ‘ drug resistance’ mean?
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Dr. James Fox
Psychiatry
6 doctors agree
In brief: Doesn't work
Essentially, it means that the drug is ineffective for the intended treatment.
If you're talking about "drug resistant" bacteria, it means that the antibiotic chosen will not eliminate the bacteria. If you are talking about depression, "drug resistance" or "treatment resistance" means that that drug does not effectively treat your depression.

In brief: Doesn't work
Essentially, it means that the drug is ineffective for the intended treatment.
If you're talking about "drug resistant" bacteria, it means that the antibiotic chosen will not eliminate the bacteria. If you are talking about depression, "drug resistance" or "treatment resistance" means that that drug does not effectively treat your depression.
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Dr. Michael Ein
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
2 doctors agree
In brief: Ineffective drug
Drug resistance means that the microorganism being treated is resistant to the anti-bacterial or anti-viral effects of that antibiotic.

In brief: Ineffective drug
Drug resistance means that the microorganism being treated is resistant to the anti-bacterial or anti-viral effects of that antibiotic.
Dr. Michael Ein
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