Antibiotics do not work anymore

A crisis has happened on the world pharmaceutical market. The innovative processes have been conducted within many years due to which a lot of highly-quality medical products have appeared on the market. The antibacterial products used for many diseases have a great attention. However, the efficiency of the antibiotics is low, and numerous clinical studies prove it.

As all living organisms, bacteria just try to survive, and therefore they adapt to the environment. Some genetic differences may exist among all bacteria causing the same disease, and these differences can make some bacteria more vulnerable to the drugs, and other – less vulnerable. Doctors have learned to struggle with this peculiarity of bacteria and created intensive antibiotics which avoid the resistance of the pathogenic organisms and help to treat infection.

However, doctors record a decrease of the efficiency of the antibacterial therapy every year.

“This is a result of a long-term and unreasonable use of the antibiotics”, experts say.

Indeed, the antibiotics are effective only if they are taken till the complete killing of bacteria. Patients usually buy intensive drugs without prescription and do not follow the instruction for the use. The most common mistake is a premature ending of the treatment. In this case, a person does not neutralize bacteria, but gives an opportunity to produce mutation and resistance to the action of certain antibiotic.

When a person will take the drug next time, the efficiency of the drug may be lower. This way, the incorrect use of the medications lowers the efficiency.

According to the statistics, death probability as a result of the resistant pathogen has increased by 50%. As a result, all bacteria will become resistant. It threatens not only the treatment of infections but also the whole pharmacotherapy. Even the common surgeries require the use of the antibiotics. If bacteria reach a wound, there is a risk of the infectious process, and the antibiotic must be used.

If a common person does not realize size of a problem, doctor all over the world ring the alarm. For instance, many pathogenic microorganisms have been discovered that easily produce resistance to the antibiotics. For instance, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus – common antibiotics do not cope with the mutation of this bacterium.

Bacteria living in the intestine (for example, collibacillus and Klebsiella) and gonorrhea activators develop a resistance to medications. One of the examples of the resistant bacteria is tuberculosis, there is not universal method of the treatment. Even the head of World Health Organization Margaret Chan has doubts about all modern drugs for the treatment of tuberculosis.  

Is there a solution?

In fact, there are two main problems why antibiotics do not work anymore:      

  • Incorrect and excessive use of the antibiotics without following instructions
  • Absence of new, innovative drugs

 

If the first issue is clear, the second one is a task of the modern pharmaceutical industry.  

There are more than 100 different antibiotics on the market. But most of them are absolutely similar. There are some medical groups and all drugs have similar chemical formula. They can differ by the additional molecules, insignificant internal structures, but they are all identical drugs.   

Every product produced within the past 20-30 years is similar to products produced 40-50 years ago. Therefore, doctors should create a unique and completely new group of the antibiotics that have not been used before and may cope with super-infections.    

And patients should remember: read the instruction after buying antibiotics and consult a doctor. Otherwise, none popular medication will help you at some moment.

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