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

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