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

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