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Medications for Bronchitis

Drugs associated with Bronchitis

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

What is Bronchitis: Bronchitis is an inflammation of the bronchi -- the main air passages to the lungs.

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
azithromycin Rx B N 106 reviews
6.0

Generic name: azithromycin systemic

Brand names:  Azithromycin Dose Pack, Zithromax, Zmax

Drug class: macrolides

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
amoxicillin Rx B N 10 reviews
6.0

Generic name: amoxicillin systemic

Brand names:  Amoxil, Apo-Amoxi, Moxilin

Drug class: aminopenicillins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
doxycycline Rx D N X 12 reviews
6.0

Generic name: doxycycline systemic

Brand names:  Doxy 100, Vibramycin, Vibra-Tabs, Doryx, Doxy 200, Monodox, Morgidox, Ocudox, Oraxyl

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 29 reviews
8.0

Generic name: guaifenesin systemic

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

Drug class: expectorants

For consumers: dosage, side effects

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

 
ciprofloxacin Rx C N 11 reviews
5.0

Generic name: ciprofloxacin systemic

Brand names:  Cipro, Cipro I.V., Cipro XR

Drug class: quinolones

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
levofloxacin Rx C N 69 reviews
6.0

Generic name: levofloxacin systemic

Brand name:  Levaquin

Drug class: quinolones

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
clarithromycin Rx C N 63 reviews
5.0

Generic name: clarithromycin systemic

Brand names:  Biaxin, Biaxin XL

Drug class: macrolides

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
amoxicillin / clavulanate Rx B N 26 reviews
7.0

Generic name: amoxicillin / clavulanate systemic

Brand names:  Augmentin, Augmentin XR, Amoclan, Augmentin ES-600

Drug class: beta-lactamase inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
cefdinir Rx B N 19 reviews
5.0

Generic name: cefdinir systemic

Drug class: third generation cephalosporins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
cefuroxime Rx B N 6 reviews
5.0

Generic name: cefuroxime systemic

Brand names:  Ceftin, Zinacef

Drug class: second generation cephalosporins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim Rx D N X 8 reviews
7.0

Generic name: sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim systemic

Brand names:  Bactrim, Bactrim DS, Septra DS, Septra, SMZ-TMP DS, Co-trimoxazole, Cotrim, Sulfatrim, Sulfatrim Pediatric

Drug class: miscellaneous antibiotics, sulfonamides

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

 
erythromycin Rx B N X 3 reviews
7.0

Generic name: erythromycin systemic

Brand names:  Ery-Tab, Erythrocin, E.E.S.-400, E.E.S.-400 Filmtab, E.E.S. Granules, Eryc, EryPed, Erythrocin Lactobionate, Erythrocin Stearate Filmtab, Ilosone, PCE Dispertab

Drug class: macrolides

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
moxifloxacin Rx C N 28 reviews
7.0

Generic name: moxifloxacin systemic

Brand names:  Avelox, Avelox I.V.

Drug class: quinolones

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
beclomethasone Rx C N 1 review
7.0

Generic name: beclomethasone systemic

Brand names:  Qvar, Beclovent

Drug class: inhaled corticosteroids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
cefixime Rx B N 1 review
5.0

Generic name: cefixime systemic

Brand name:  Suprax

Drug class: third generation cephalosporins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
cefprozil Rx B N 1 review
8.0

Generic name: cefprozil systemic

Brand name:  Cefzil

Drug class: second generation cephalosporins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
ampicillin Rx B N Add review
10

Generic name: ampicillin systemic

Drug class: aminopenicillins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
cefpodoxime Rx B N 1 review
2.0

Generic name: cefpodoxime systemic

Drug class: third generation cephalosporins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
ceftriaxone Rx B N 1 review
1.0

Generic name: ceftriaxone systemic

Brand name:  Rocephin

Drug class: third generation cephalosporins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
tetracycline Rx D N Add review
7.0

Generic name: tetracycline systemic

Brand names:  Achromycin V, Ala-Tet, Sumycin

Drug class: tetracyclines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
cefaclor Rx B N Add review Add

Generic name: cefaclor systemic

Drug class: second generation cephalosporins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
ceftibuten Rx B N 1 review
10

Generic name: ceftibuten systemic

Brand name:  Cedax

Drug class: third generation cephalosporins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
dicloxacillin Rx B N Add review Add

Generic name: dicloxacillin systemic

Brand names:  Dycill, Dynapen

Drug class: penicillinase resistant penicillins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
dyphylline / guaifenesin Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: dyphylline / guaifenesin systemic

Brand names:  COPD, Lufyllin-GG, Difil-G Forte, Dilex-G, Dilex-G 400, Dy-G, Jay-Phyl

Drug class: antiasthmatic combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
gemifloxacin Rx C N 5 reviews
3.0

Generic name: gemifloxacin systemic

Brand name:  Factive

Drug class: quinolones

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
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Alternative treatments for Bronchitis

The following products are considered to be alternative treatments or natural remedies for Bronchitis. Their efficacy may not have been scientifically tested to the same degree as the drugs listed in the table above. However there may be historical, cultural or anecdotal evidence linking their use to the treatment of Bronchitis.

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