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Narrow-Spectrum Drugs Vs. Broad-Spectrum Drugs

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Narrow-Spectrum Drugs vs. Broad-Spectrum Drugs
By: Tyranny Williams
Narrow-spectrum drugs are effective against a select few kind of pathogens. The advantages of these kind of drugs include:
- The drug treatment will only deal with eliminating one specific bacteria that is causing an individual to have an infection.
- The narrow-spectrum drug will not kill as many normal/ beneficial microorganisms in the body system than a broad-spectrum drug.
- Bacteria are less likely to form a resistance against the drug.
The only disadvantage of using these kinds of drugs is that these drugs can be used if the cause of an infection is known; if the right narrow-spectrum drug is not chosen then there is a chance that the infection will persist because the
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