Which medications in the drug class Antibiotics are used in the treatment of Atelectasis?

Updated: Oct 22, 2020
  • Author: Tarun Madappa, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Nader Kamangar, MD, FACP, FCCP, FCCM  more...
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Antibiotics

Antibiotics are used to treat underlying bronchitis or postobstructive infection.

Cefuroxime (Zinacef)

Cefuroxime is a second-generation cephalosporin that maintains gram-positive activity of first-generation cephalosporins; it adds activity against Proteus mirabilis, Haemophilus influenzae, Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, and Moraxella catarrhalis.

The condition of the patient, severity of the infection, and susceptibility of the microorganism determine proper dose and route of administration.

Cefaclor (Ceclor)

Cefaclor is a second-generation cephalosporin indicated for infections caused by susceptible gram-positive cocci and gram-negative rods. Determine the proper dosage and route based on the condition of the patient, severity of the infection, and susceptibility of the causative organisms.


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