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Basic Drug Info
Drug Name:Staticin
Manufacturer:Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
Other Info:Westwood-Squibb Pharmaceuticals, Inc.A Bristol-Myers Squibb CompanyPrinceton, NJ 08543 USA



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Indications and Usage
Staticin is indicated for the topical treatment of acne vulgaris.
Acne Vulgaris -- A chronic disorder of the pilosebaceous apparatus associated with an increase in sebum secretion. It is characterized by open comedones (blackheads), closed comedones (whiteheads), and pustular nodules. The cause is unknown, but heredity and age are predisposing factors.

Contraindications
Staticin is contraindicated in those individuals who have shown hypersensitivity to any of its components.
Hypersensitivity -- Altered reactivity to an antigen, which can result in pathologic reactions upon subsequent exposure to that particular antigen.

Warnings

Pseudomembranous colitis has been reported with nearly all antibacterial agents, including erythromycin, and may range in severity from mild to life-threatening.

Therefore, it is important to consider this diagnosis in patients who present with diarrhea subsequent to the administration of antibacterial agents.Treatment with antibacterial agents alters the normal flora of the colon and may permit overgrowth of clostridia.

Studies indicate that a toxin produced by Clostridium difficile is one primary cause of “antibiotic-associated colitis.”After the diagnosis of pseudomembranous colitis has been established, therapeutic measures should be initiated.

Mild cases of pseudomembranous colitis usually respond to drug discontinuation alone.

In moderate to severe cases, consideration should be given to management with fluids and electrolytes, protein supplementation and treatment with an antibacterial drug clinically effective against C.

difficile colitis.

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