Miscellaneous agents acting through DNA

Nitrofurans

Key points


Pharmacodynamics

Beneficial actions and effects

Resistance (by bacteria)

Adverse effects

Pharmacokinetics

Available agents


Nitroimidazoles

Key points


Pharmacodynamics

Beneficial actions and effects

Resistance (by bacteria)

Adverse effects


Rifamycins (Rifampin)

Key points


Pharmacodynamics

Beneficial actions and effects

Resistance (by bacteria)

Adverse effects

  • red-orange colored urine, tears, sweat and saliva (does no harm - freaks owners out)
  • In dogs:
  • rashes, GI distress have been reported (humans)
  • In horses:
  • enterocolitis in foals and mares
  • hyperthermia and acute respiratory distress in foals