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Antibiotics General Information

Reference: Rx Prep 2011
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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