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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 Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
albuterol C N 11 reviews
3.0

Generic name: albuterol systemic

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

Drug class: adrenergic bronchodilators

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ProAir HFA C N 2 reviews Rate

Generic name: albuterol systemic

Drug class: adrenergic bronchodilators

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Ventolin HFA C N 1 review
9.0

Generic name: albuterol systemic

Drug class: adrenergic bronchodilators

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Mucinex C N 1 review
4.0

Generic name: guaifenesin systemic

Drug class: expectorants

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Ventolin C N Add review Rate

Generic name: albuterol systemic

Drug class: adrenergic bronchodilators

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doxycycline D N X 1 review
9.0

Generic name: doxycycline systemic

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

Drug class: tetracyclines, miscellaneous antimalarials

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guaifenesin C N 1 review
4.0

Generic name: guaifenesin systemic

Brand names:  Mucinex, Robitussin Chest Congestion, Tussin Expectorant, Altarussin, Amibid LA, Balminil Expectorant, Drituss G, Guaifenex G, Guiatuss, Hytuss, Mucinex for Kids, Mucinex Maximum Strength, Robitussin Mucus + Chest Congestion, Scot-Tussin Expectorant, Xpect, Benylin E, Bidex-400, Guaifenex LA, Organidin NR …show all

Drug class: expectorants

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Cipro C N Add review Rate

Generic name: ciprofloxacin systemic

Drug class: quinolones

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amoxicillin B N Add review Rate

Generic name: amoxicillin systemic

Brand names:  Amoxil, Apo-Amoxi, Moxatag, Moxilin …show all

Drug class: aminopenicillins

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Augmentin B N Add review Rate

Generic name: amoxicillin / clavulanate systemic

Drug class: beta-lactamase inhibitors

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Amoxil B N Add review Rate

Generic name: amoxicillin systemic

Drug class: aminopenicillins

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ipratropium Off Label B N Add review Rate

Generic name: ipratropium systemic

Drug class: anticholinergic bronchodilators

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Off Label: Yes

AccuNeb C N Add review Rate

Generic name: albuterol systemic

Drug class: adrenergic bronchodilators

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ciprofloxacin C N Add review Rate

Generic name: ciprofloxacin systemic

Brand name:  Cipro

Drug class: quinolones

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Proventil HFA C N Add review Rate

Generic name: albuterol systemic

Drug class: adrenergic bronchodilators

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amoxicillin / clavulanate B N Add review Rate

Generic name: amoxicillin / clavulanate systemic

Brand names:  Augmentin, Amoclan, Augmentin ES-600, Augmentin XR …show all

Drug class: beta-lactamase inhibitors

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Doxy 100 D N X Add review Rate

Generic name: doxycycline systemic

Drug class: tetracyclines, miscellaneous antimalarials

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Robitussin Chest Congestion C N Add review Rate

Generic name: guaifenesin systemic

Drug class: expectorants

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Doryx D N X 1 review
9.0

Generic name: doxycycline systemic

Drug class: tetracyclines, miscellaneous antimalarials

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Vibramycin D N X Add review Rate

Generic name: doxycycline systemic

Drug class: tetracyclines, miscellaneous antimalarials

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ProAir RespiClick C N 4 reviews
1.0

Generic name: albuterol systemic

Drug class: adrenergic bronchodilators

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Apo-Amoxi B N Add review Rate

Generic name: amoxicillin systemic

Drug class: aminopenicillins

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Vospire ER C N Add review Rate

Generic name: albuterol systemic

Drug class: adrenergic bronchodilators

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Amoclan B N Add review Rate

Generic name: amoxicillin / clavulanate systemic

Drug class: beta-lactamase inhibitors

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Moxatag B N Add review Rate

Generic name: amoxicillin systemic

Drug class: aminopenicillins

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Off Label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
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OTC Over the Counter
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter
Pregnancy
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 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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