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Medications for Bronchiectasis

What is 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.

Medications 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 9 reviews
3.0

Generic name: albuterol systemic

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

Drug class: adrenergic bronchodilators

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
ProAir HFA C N 2 reviews Rate

Generic name: albuterol systemic

Drug class: adrenergic bronchodilators

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Mucinex C N Add review
8.0

Generic name: guaifenesin systemic

Drug class: expectorants

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Ventolin HFA C N 1 review
9.0

Generic name: albuterol systemic

Drug class: adrenergic bronchodilators

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Cipro C N Add review Rate

Generic name: ciprofloxacin systemic

Drug class: quinolones

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Ventolin C N Add review Rate

Generic name: albuterol systemic

Drug class: adrenergic bronchodilators

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Augmentin B N Add review Rate

Generic name: amoxicillin / clavulanate systemic

Drug class: beta-lactamase inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
AccuNeb C N Add review Rate

Generic name: albuterol systemic

Drug class: adrenergic bronchodilators

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
doxycycline D N X 1 review
9.0

Generic name: doxycycline systemic

Brand names:  Doxy 100, Doryx, Vibramycin, Doryx MPC

Drug class: tetracyclines, miscellaneous antimalarials

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
Amoxil B N Add review Rate

Generic name: amoxicillin systemic

Drug class: aminopenicillins

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Robitussin Chest Congestion C N Add review Rate

Generic name: guaifenesin systemic

Drug class: expectorants

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guaifenesin C N Add review
8.0

Generic name: guaifenesin systemic

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

Drug class: expectorants

For consumers: dosage, side effects

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

 
amoxicillin B N Add review Rate

Generic name: amoxicillin systemic

Brand names:  Amoxil, Moxatag, Apo-Amoxi, Moxilin

Drug class: aminopenicillins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
Doxy 100 D N X Add review Rate

Generic name: doxycycline systemic

Drug class: tetracyclines, miscellaneous antimalarials

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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

Drug class: beta-lactamase inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
Proventil HFA C N Add review Rate

Generic name: albuterol systemic

Drug class: adrenergic bronchodilators

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
ciprofloxacin C N Add review Rate

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

 
Doryx D N X 1 review
9.0

Generic name: doxycycline systemic

Drug class: tetracyclines, miscellaneous antimalarials

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
ipratropium Off Label B N Add review Rate

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

 
Vibramycin D N X Add review Rate

Generic name: doxycycline systemic

Drug class: tetracyclines, miscellaneous antimalarials

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
ProAir RespiClick C N 3 reviews
1.0

Generic name: albuterol systemic

Drug class: adrenergic bronchodilators

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Amoclan B N Add review Rate

Generic name: amoxicillin / clavulanate systemic

Drug class: beta-lactamase inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Augmentin ES-600 B N Add review Rate

Generic name: amoxicillin / clavulanate systemic

Drug class: beta-lactamase inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Augmentin XR B N Add review Rate

Generic name: amoxicillin / clavulanate systemic

Drug class: beta-lactamase inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Vospire ER C N Add review Rate

Generic name: albuterol systemic

Drug class: adrenergic bronchodilators

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
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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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Rx Prescription Only
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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