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Posted by: Tammy James | 2011/11/16

How many antibiotics are there?

This question has been asked on here and was in no way answered, in my opinion. How many different anti-biotics are there? I realize new medications may come out everyday but a basic idea. 100, 10000, 1000000? Some idea of how many different anti''viotics are out there. Thank you.

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Hi Tammy

I had a quick count - there' roughly 73 different antibiotics marketed (that's active ingredients, not products - each active may be available in multiple products). It also does not include anti-virals or anti-fungals.

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Posted by: pharmacist | 2011/11/18

Hi Tammy

I had a quick count - there' roughly 73 different antibiotics marketed (that's active ingredients, not products - each active may be available in multiple products). It also does not include anti-virals or anti-fungals.

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