My doctor put me on my medicene and I thought I'd look it up. I got this information O_o
Sulfamethoxazole - a substituted sulphonamide, interferes with the synthesis of nucleic acids in sensitive microorganisms by blocking the conversion of p-aminobenzoic acid to the co-enzyme dihydrofolic acid, a reduced form of folic acid. In man, dihydrofolic acid is obtained from dietary folic acid so sulphonamides do not affect human cells. Their action is primarily bacteriostatic although they may be bactericidal where concentrations of thymine are low in the surrounding medium. The sulphonamides have a broad spectrum of action but the development of widespread resistance has greatly reduced their usefulness and susceptibility often varies widely even among nominally sensitive pathogens.
erm....? lol. There was lots more of this medical language. I have no idea where to look up information on it now lol
Edited by DeltaFan, 09 January 2012 - 03:27 PM.