Actilin - General Information:A component of neomycin that is produced by Streptomyces fradiae. On hydrolysis it yields neamine and neobiosamine B. (From Merck Index, 11th ed)
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Actilin - Pharmacology:
Actilin is used for the treatment of bacterial eye infections such as conjunctivitis. Actilin is an antibiotic. It is not active against fungi, viruses and most kinds of anaerobic bacteria. Actilin works by binding to the bacterial 30S ribosomal subunit, causing misreading of t-RNA, leaving the bacterium unable to synthesize proteins vital to its growth. Actilin is useful primarily in infections involving aerobic bacteria bacteria.
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