Antibiotics General Information

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Reference: Rx Prep 2011

Antibiotics that NEED to be refrigerated

Amoxicillin/Clavulanate (Augmentin)
Cefaclor (Raniclor)
Cefadroxil (Duricef)
Cefpodoxime (Vantin)
Cefprozil ( Cefzil)
Cefuroxime (Ceftin)
Ceftibuten (Cedax)
Cephalexin (Keflex)
Erythromycin/benzoyl peroxide (Benzamycin)
Erythromycin ethylsuccinate/sulfisoxazole (Pediazole)
Penicillin VK

Refrigeration recommended

Amoxicillin (Amoxil, Trimox)- improves taste

Do NOT refrigerate

Azithromycin (Zmax)
Clarithromycin (Biaxin)
Clindamycin (Cleocin)
Voriconazole (VFEND)
Cefdinir (Omnicef)
Cefixime (Suprax)
Ciprofloxacin (Cipro)
Doxycycline (Vibramycin)
Fluconazole (Diflucan)
Levofloxacin (Levaquin)
Linezolid (Zyvox)
Loracarbef (Lorabid)
Sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim (Septra, sulfatrim)

Common antibacterials that do not need to be dose adjusted for renal impairment

Azithromycin
Ceftriaxone
Chloramphenicol
Ciprofloxacin XL
Clindamycin
Doxycycline
Linezolid
Metronidazole
Minocycline
Moxifloxacin
Nafcillin
Rifaximin
Tigecyline

Some Gram Positive Cocci

Enterococcus
Staphylocococcus aureus
Streptococcus pneumoniae

Some Gram Positive Rods

Clostridium difficile
Bacillus anthracis
Listeria monocytogenes

Some Gram Negative Cocci

Neisseria gonorrhoeae
Neisseria meningitidis

Spirochetes

Treponema pallidium
Borrelia burgdorferi

Atypicals

Chalmydia
Mycoplasma hominis
Mycoplasma pneumoniae
Ureaplasma urealyticum

Gram Negative rods

E.coli
H. flu
Pseudomona aeurginosa
H. pylori

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