Beta-Lactam Antibiotics

  • Melinda M. Neuhauser
  • Larry H. Danziger
Part of the Infectious Disease book series (ID)


The beta-lactam antibiotics are a large class of diverse compounds used clinically in both the oral and parenteral forms. The beta-lactam antibiotic agents have become the most widely used therapeutic class of antimicrobials because of their broad antibacterial spectrum and excellent safety profile. Reports of drug—drug interactions with the beta-lactam antimicrobials are a relatively rare phenomenon, and when they do occur they are generally of minor significance. This chapter describes the drug—drug interactions of the beta-lactam antibiotics: penicillins, cephalosporins, carbepenems, and monobactams.


Valproic Acid Antimicrob Agent Penicillin Versus Cyclosporine Concentration Cefpodoxime Proxetil 
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