Antibiotic Coverage

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

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