Mohamed contacted me through the website and asked “what is the clinical benefit of cidal versus static antibiotics?” It’s a great question, and one which often causes confusion.
In order to know when you shouldn’t use a static antibiotic and why a static antibiotic might fail you need to know which antibiotics are static and which are cidal. This information is available deep within 1000s of pages of reference texts like Mandell or Kucers! Alternatively it is easily accessible in Microbiology Nuts and Bolts clearly under each antibiotic and there are only 310 pages in our little book :-) P.S. you can buy it here