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Antibiotics to Help Cystic Fibrosis Patients

Lung infections are particularly common among patients with cystic fibrosis and antibiotics are used to fight or control infection-causing bacteria. Therefore, antibiotics are an important part of regular care for CF patients. There are oral antibiotics (liquids, tablets or capsules to be swallowed), intravenous (IV) antibiotics (liquid medicine administered directly into the blood through an IV catheter), and inhaled antibiotics (an aerosol or mist inhaled directly to the airways). The antibiotic drug, the dosage, and the time of treatment depend on the patient and infection, but the options include:

7. Tobramycin inhalation solution (TOBI, Bethkis)

8. Aztreonam for inhalation solution (Cayston, Azactam)

9. Tobramycin inhalation powder (TOBI Podhaler)

10. Azithromycin (Zithromax, Zmax)

11. Amikin (Amikacin)

12. Gentamicin (Garamycin)

Did you know that children and women are faster breathers than men as their breathing rate is higher? Learn other curious facts about the lungs here.

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