What medications may be used to treat improving Enterobacter infections?

Updated: Jun 18, 2019
  • Author: Susan L Fraser, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Enterobacter infections that are improving may warrant switch from an intravenous regimen to an oral medication such as a quinolone or TMP-SMZ in accordance with sensitivity testing, when feasible. Ciprofloxacin (500-750 mg PO q12h if renal function is normal) is an acceptable alternative in patients who are able to tolerate oral medication as long as they are not coadministered products that contain divalent cations (calcium or dairy products, iron, magnesium, zinc). There are no guidelines for the treatment of endocarditis caused by enteric gram-negative bacilli.


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