Antibiotics to Help Cystic Fibrosis Patients
Lung infections are particularly common among patients with cystic fibrosis. 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 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)
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