RNA Synthetase Inhibitor antibiotics are a type of antibiotic drug used in treating certain types of skin infections and also some respiratory infections. These drugs work by killing particular bacterial strains responsible for the infection. RNA Synthetase Inhibitor antibiotics come in the form of ointments and creams that are topically applied to the affected area.
RNA Synthetase Inhibitor Antibiotics Drugs
Some of the drugs that fall under this drug class are:
- Mupirocin Calcium
RNA Synthetase Inhibitor Antibiotics Uses
The skin ailments treated with RNA Synthetase Inhibitor antibiotics include the following:
- Traumatic skin lesions are often treated with applications of this drug in cream or ointment form.
- Impetigo, an extremely contagious skin infection caused by bacteria staph or strep, is also treated with this drug. Impetigo typically affects children, and its symptoms are red sores on the face, hands, and neck.
- Boils, acute acne, and certain kinds of rashes are also treated with this drug. However, it is important that when used for milder skin problems, a doctor prescribes the drug and the dosage. Self-medication is strongly warned against.
Respiratory problems treated with this drug include:
- Infection in the nasal area caused by the Staphylococcus aureus bacteria. The medicine containing this drug is in the form of an ointment to be applied inside the nostril.
- Certain other respiratory problems caused by strains of bacteria that this drug can effectively kill.
RNA Synthetase Inhibitor Antibiotics Side Effects
It is important that all forms of this drug only be used when prescribed by a doctor. Further, the drug should be consumed according to the recommended dosage. There are several known side effects of the drug, some of which are more likely to occur when dosage is more than that prescribed.
- Using too much is known to cause side effects and skin irritations. However, skin irritation may also occur when the right dosage is consumed. You should seek medical attention in either case.
- Be especially careful using this drug when you have diarrhea as it could get exacerbated.
- RNA Synthetase Inhibitor antibiotics sometimes also cause diarrhea. This may happen as late as a few months after you’ve gone off the medicine. In the event where this happens, consult a doctor before treating the symptoms with off-the-counter stomach medicine.
- Redness, rashes, burning, swelling and other kinds of irritation may occur. Show these to a doctor immediately.
- In rare cases, blistering, crusting, canker sores, ulcers, or white spots on lips, tongue or gums may occur. Again, these must be shown to a doctor immediately.
- Headache and nausea are some less common side effects.
- Severe irritation or burning in the nasal area is one side effect that may occur after using the nasal ointment containing this drug. Do not continue use of the drug before consulting a doctor
- Bleeding of the nose.
RNA Synthetase Inhibitor Antibiotics Interactions
Make sure to inform your doctor about all medication you are currently using since RNA Synthetase Inhibitor antibiotics are known to interact with certain other drugs. Both prescribed and off-the-counter medicines you are taking should be mentioned. Also inform your doctor about any allergies to food, medicine, animals, preservatives and dyes that you may have.