volume 23, issue 4, P865-880 2009
DOI: 10.1016/j.idc.2009.06.011
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Susana Chavez-Bueno, Terrence L. Stull

Abstract: Antibiotics are among the most frequently used drugs in children. Although antibacterials have been available for decades, many agents have not been studied to assess their safety and efficacy in the pediatric population. This article describes the pharmacologic characteristics and therapeutic use of the most commonly prescribed antibacterials for pediatric patients. Newer agents currently under clinical investigation are discussed as well.