Difference between antibiotic and antiseptic.

This means that often a particular antibiotic can act in the required way only on certain types of pathogenic agents.

Meanwhile, most antiseptics are strong against all kinds of infectious agents. At the same time, the resistance of microorganisms to such drugs is very low.


Antibiotics Antiseptics
True specimens are of biological originChemical composition
Many are taken internallyTypically intended for external treatment
Selective beneficial activityThe spectrum of action of most of them is very wide
May provoke the appearance of side effectsSide effects reactions occur quite rarely
Have good absorptionPoor absorption
Pathogens can develop resistance to these drugsThe inability of pathogens to resist the action of such compounds
Shorter shelf lifeDo not lose useful properties for a long time