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Medications for Bronchiectasis

About Bronchiectasis

Bronchiectasis is destruction and widening of the large airways. If the condition is present at birth, it is called congenital bronchiectasis. If it develops later in life, it is called acquired bronchiectasis. Bronchiectasis is often caused by recurrent inflammation or infection of the airways. It most often begins in childhood as a complication from infection or inhaling a foreign object.

Drugs used to treat Bronchiectasis

The following list of medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of this condition.

Drug name Rating Reviews Activity ? Rx/OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol
albuterol 3.9 16 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: albuterol systemic

Brand names:  ProAir HFA, Ventolin HFA, Ventolin, Proventil HFA, AccuNeb, ProAir RespiClick, Vospire ER …show all

Drug class: adrenergic bronchodilators

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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ProAir HFA 6.5 4 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: albuterol systemic

Drug class: adrenergic bronchodilators

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Ventolin HFA 9.5 2 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: albuterol systemic

Drug class: adrenergic bronchodilators

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Mucinex 3.3 4 reviews
Rx/OTC C N

Generic name: guaifenesin systemic

Drug class: expectorants

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doxycycline 9.0 1 review
Rx D N X

Generic name: doxycycline systemic

Brand names:  Doxy 100, Doryx, Vibramycin, Doryx MPC …show all

Drug class: tetracyclines, miscellaneous antimalarials

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Ventolin Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: albuterol systemic

Drug class: adrenergic bronchodilators

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For professionals: Prescribing Information

amoxicillin Rate Add review
Rx B N

Generic name: amoxicillin systemic

Brand names:  Amoxil, Apo-Amoxi

Drug class: aminopenicillins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

guaifenesin 3.3 4 reviews
Rx/OTC C N

Generic name: guaifenesin systemic

Brand names:  Mucinex, Mucinex Maximum Strength, Altarussin, Amibid LA, Balminil Expectorant, Benylin E, Bidex-400, Drituss G, Fenesin IR, Guaifenex G, Guaifenex LA, Guiatuss, Hytuss, Mucinex for Kids, Robafen, Scot-Tussin Expectorant, Tussin Expectorant, Xpect …show all

Drug class: expectorants

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

ipratropium Off-label Rate Add review
Rx B N

Generic name: ipratropium systemic

Drug class: anticholinergic bronchodilators

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Off-label: Yes

Cipro Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: ciprofloxacin systemic

Drug class: quinolones

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Augmentin Rate Add review
Rx B N

Generic name: amoxicillin / clavulanate systemic

Drug class: beta-lactamase inhibitors

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Proventil HFA Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: albuterol systemic

Drug class: adrenergic bronchodilators

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For professionals: Prescribing Information

AccuNeb Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: albuterol systemic

Drug class: adrenergic bronchodilators

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For professionals: Prescribing Information

Amoxil Rate Add review
Rx B N

Generic name: amoxicillin systemic

Drug class: aminopenicillins

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For professionals: Prescribing Information

ciprofloxacin Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: ciprofloxacin systemic

Brand name:  Cipro

Drug class: quinolones

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

amoxicillin / clavulanate 9.0 1 review
Rx B N

Generic name: amoxicillin / clavulanate systemic

Brand names:  Augmentin, Amoclan, Augmentin XR

Drug class: beta-lactamase inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Doxy 100 Rate Add review
Rx D N X

Generic name: doxycycline systemic

Drug class: tetracyclines, miscellaneous antimalarials

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

ProAir RespiClick 1.3 6 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: albuterol systemic

Drug class: adrenergic bronchodilators

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Doryx 9.0 1 review
Rx D N X

Generic name: doxycycline systemic

Drug class: tetracyclines, miscellaneous antimalarials

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Vibramycin Rate Add review
Rx D N X

Generic name: doxycycline systemic

Drug class: tetracyclines, miscellaneous antimalarials

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For professionals: Prescribing Information

Apo-Amoxi Rate Add review
Rx B N

Generic name: amoxicillin systemic

Drug class: aminopenicillins

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Vospire ER Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: albuterol systemic

Drug class: adrenergic bronchodilators

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For professionals: Prescribing Information

Doryx MPC Rate Add review
Rx D N X

Generic name: doxycycline systemic

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Amoclan Rate Add review
Rx B N

Generic name: amoxicillin / clavulanate systemic

Drug class: beta-lactamase inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Augmentin XR Rate Add review
Rx B N

Generic name: amoxicillin / clavulanate systemic

Drug class: beta-lactamase inhibitors

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Rating For ratings, users were asked how effective they found the medicine while considering positive/adverse effects and ease of use (1 = not effective, 10 = most effective).
Activity Activity is based on recent site visitor activity relative to other medications in the list.
Rx Prescription Only.
OTC Over the Counter.
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter.
Off-label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
EUA An Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) allows the FDA to authorize unapproved medical products or unapproved uses of approved medical products to be used in a declared public health emergency when there are no adequate, approved, and available alternatives.
Pregnancy Category
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act (CSA) Schedule
N Is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 Has a high potential for abuse. Has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision.
2 Has a high potential for abuse. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 Has a potential for abuse less than those in schedules 1 and 2. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 3. It has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 3.
5 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 4. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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