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

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