In a report published on its website, the Society for Family and Community Medicine (semFYC) noted the importance of choosing antibiotics to prioritize speed of action and effectiveness within the framework of the Ten Commandments for responsible use of these medicines.
The third point of the Ten Commandments states that prompt action is needed to select the most effective antibiotic in an appropriate manner for clinically critical situations where time is of the essence for successful treatment and early recovery of the patient’s, the patient’s.
semFYC reminds us that high-velocity antibiotics are critical to quickly combat infectious agents and avoid life-threatening complications in community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) or severe exacerbations in elderly patients or COPD with comorbidities.
Appropriate antibiotics should be selected according to the rapidity and effectiveness of their antibacterial activity according to clinical criteria and the results of bacterial susceptibility tests. This practice aims to reduce the emergence of bacterial resistance and guarantee more precise and beneficial treatments for patients.