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

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