These are the different classes of medications and their mechanism of action. I’ve sorted them by which ones are exclusively Gram + or Gram – and which ones do both.
Here’s a handy mnemonic for remembering the antibiotics that act on the ribosomes (I find they’re the most confusing to remember):
Buy AT 30
CELL for 50
Love your work, Ali!
looks like you’ve left off Glycopeptides though. They only cover gram positives.
I try and think of the GP as in Gram Positive Glyco Peptide!
What a great site..
V. Useful & your inbetween comments are cool..
Thank you so much..
I have a question about the acronyms PABA, DHFA and THFA, could you write what they stand for please ?
Congratulations for this awesome website :)
They are all part of folic acid synthesis
PABA: Para-Amino Benzoic Acid
DHFA: Dihydrofolic Acid (vitamin B9)
THFA: Tetrahydrofolic Acid
Thank you very much!
Missing aztreonam and ceftriaxone does not cover pseudomonas at all. Useful otherwise.
Might have meant ceftazidime