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Organisms AffectedAntibioticMethod of Delivery
Broad (does not include Strep or Pseudomonas), N/A
Streptococci, Staphylococci, Enteric GNRPO
Streptococci, Staphylococci, Enteric GNR, HaemophilusIV/PO
Anaerobic GNR, Enteric GNR, Pseudomonas, AcinetobacterIV
Staphylococci only!IV
Kills gram positive organismsN/A
C. difficile, Vancomycin resistant EnterocicciPO
GNR not anaerobes (includes situations where the environment is anaerobic like intra-abdominal abscesses), PseudomonasN/A
Gram +, C. difficileIV/PO
Streptococci, Staphylococci, Enteric GNR, AnaerobesIV
Streptococci, Staphylococci, Enteric GNR, Acinetobacter, Pseudomonas, AnaerobesIV
Multi-drug resistant GNRN/A
M. tuberculosis. F. tularensis, Yersinis pestisN/A
Staphylococci only!IV
Very good against Gram + including StaphN/A
Gram - NOT including Proteus or Pseudomonas, Useful for enterococcus (especially vancomycin resistant infections)N/A
Oral AnaerobesPO
Streptococci, Staphylococci, Enteric GNR, Acinetobacter, Pseudomonas, AnaerobesIV
GNR not anaerobes (includes situations where the environment is anaerobic like intra-abdominal abscesses), PseudomonasN/A
Streptococci, Staphylococci, Enteric GNRPO
Anaerobes, C difficile, Amoebae(Giardia, Entamoeba, Trichimonas)IV/PO
Vancomycin resistant Gram +IV
Gram - spectrumN/A
Respiratory Gram +, Mycoplasma, Chlamydia, Legionella (intracellular pathogens), Helicobacter/Campilobacter (Gram -)IV/PO
Broad Spectrum, Much less resistance, Does not treat pseudomonasIV
Erythyromycin + (less resistant), Atypical Mycobacteria infections (not TB)PO
Gram – rods including Pseudomonas (but there is increasing resistance to it), B. Anthracis (anthrax), STDs (NOT syphillis or gonorrhea) IV/PO
Broad spectrum for gram positive and gram negative organisms in the urinary tractN/A
Organisms AffectedAntibioticMethod of Delivery
Vancomycin resistant Gram +IV
Gram + spectrum (especially resistant ones), but NOT E. faecalis (EnterococcusN/A
Broad Spectrum , Intracellular BacteriaIV/PO
Staphylococci only!PO
Group A Streptococci, Treponema (syphilis)IV
Intrcellular Bacteria, StaphylococciIV/PO
Broad Spectrum ActivityN/A
Streptococci, Staphylococci, Enteric GNR, AnaerobesIV
Broad spectrum covering staph and mycobacteriumN/A
Good for streptococcal infections, Gram – and Pseudomonas, Mycoplasma/Chlamydia/Legionella (good for respiratory pathogens)IV/PO
Streptococci, Staphylococci, Enteric GNR, AnaerobesIV
Gram positive spectrum – can be used to treat organisms that are resistant to β-lactams and glycopeptides, Resistant Gram +, VR-MRSAN/A
Broad Spectrum, Lots of resistancePO
Same as azithromycin (respiratory pathogens)PO
More potent against Gram +, Less potent against Gram - , More Anaerobes (oral)IV/PO
Streptococci, Treponema, Oral Anaerobes, Haemophilus, ListeriaIV/PO
Streptococci, Staphylococci, Enteric GNRIV
Streptococci, Staphylococci, Enteric GNR, Acinetobacter, Pseudomonas, AnaerobesIV
Streptococci, Treponema, Oral Anaerobes, Haemophilus, Listeria, Enteric GNR, Pseudomonas IV
Used primarily in multi-drug resistant TuberculosisN/A
Streptococci, Treponema, Oral Anaerobes, Haemophilus, Listeria, Enteric GNR, Pseudomonas IV
Gram +, abx resistant bacteria: MRSA, Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium, but not E.faecalis IV/PO
Streptococci, Staphylococci, Enteric GNRIV
Same as clarithromycin, but particulary effective for those with Chlamydia infectionIV/PO
Gram + (strep and staph), Anaerobic organismsN/A
Streptococci, Staphylococci, Enteric GNRIV
Enteric GNR, PseudomonasIV
Enteric GNR, PseudomonasIV

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