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Medications for Bronchiectasis

Drugs associated with Bronchiectasis

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

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.

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
albuterol Rx C N 4 reviews
4.0

Generic name: albuterol systemic

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

Drug class: adrenergic bronchodilators

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
doxycycline Rx D N X 1 review
9.0

Generic name: doxycycline systemic

Brand names:  Doxy 100, Doryx, Vibramycin, Doxy 200

Drug class: tetracyclines, miscellaneous antimalarials

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
guaifenesin Rx/OTC C N Add review
8.0

Generic name: guaifenesin systemic

Brand names:  Mucinex, Robitussin Chest Congestion, Guaifenesin LA, Guiatuss, Tussin Expectorant, Amibid LA, Drituss G, Duratuss G, Ganidin NR, Guaifenex G, Hytuss, Liquibid, Mucinex for Kids, Mucinex Maximum Strength, Muco-Fen 1200, Altarussin, Balminil Expectorant, Benylin E, Bidex-400, GG 200 NR, Guaifenex LA, Organidin NR, Q-Bid LA, Scot-Tussin Expectorant

Drug class: expectorants

For consumers: dosage, side effects

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

 
amoxicillin Rx B N Add review Add

Generic name: amoxicillin systemic

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

Drug class: aminopenicillins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
amoxicillin / clavulanate Rx B N Add review Add

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

 
ciprofloxacin Rx C N Add review Add

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

 
ipratropium Off Label Rx B N Add review Add

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

 
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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 of the drug 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 of the drug 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 of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act Schedule
N The drug is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 The drug has a high potential for abuse. The drug has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use of the drug under medical supervision.
2 The drug has a high potential for abuse. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse of the drug may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 The drug has a potential for abuse less than the drugs in schedules 1 and 2. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 The drug has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs in schedule 3. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs in schedule 3.
5 The drug has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs in schedule 4. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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