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Medications for Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare, Treatment

About Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare, Treatment

Treatment of infection with Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare. It is difficult to treat because it is resistant to many antibiotics.

Drugs used to treat Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare, Treatment

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
ethambutol 1.0 2 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: ethambutol systemic

Brand name:  Myambutol

Drug class: miscellaneous antituberculosis agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

azithromycin 7.0 2 reviews
Rx B N

Generic name: azithromycin systemic

Brand names:  Zithromax, Azithromycin Dose Pack

Drug class: macrolides

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

rifampin Off-label 4.5 2 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: rifampin systemic

Drug class: rifamycin derivatives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

Off-label: Yes

clarithromycin 1.0 1 review
Rx C N

Generic name: clarithromycin systemic

Brand name:  Biaxin XL

Drug class: macrolides

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

rifabutin 3.0 1 review
Rx B N

Generic name: rifabutin systemic

Brand name:  Mycobutin

Drug class: rifamycin derivatives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

Zithromax 7.0 1 review
Rx B N

Generic name: azithromycin systemic

Drug class: macrolides

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

ciprofloxacin Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: ciprofloxacin systemic

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

Drug class: quinolones

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

Azithromycin Dose Pack Rate Add review
Rx B N

Generic name: azithromycin systemic

Drug class: macrolides

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Myambutol Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: ethambutol systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous antituberculosis agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Mycobutin Rate Add review
Rx B N

Generic name: rifabutin systemic

Drug class: rifamycin derivatives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Cipro Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: ciprofloxacin systemic

Drug class: quinolones

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Arikayce Rate Add review
Rx N

Generic name: amikacin liposome systemic

Drug class: aminoglycosides

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Cipro XR Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: ciprofloxacin systemic

Drug class: quinolones

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Cipro I.V. Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: ciprofloxacin systemic

Drug class: quinolones

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

amikacin liposome Rate Add review
Rx N

Generic name: amikacin liposome systemic

Brand name:  Arikayce

Drug class: aminoglycosides

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts

Biaxin XL Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: clarithromycin systemic

Drug class: macrolides

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

ofloxacin Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: ofloxacin systemic

Brand name:  Floxin

Drug class: quinolones

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

streptomycin Rate Add review
Rx D N

Generic name: streptomycin systemic

Drug class: aminoglycosides, streptomyces derivatives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

Floxin Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: ofloxacin systemic

Drug class: quinolones

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

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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.
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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