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

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