Which antibiotics are indicated for treatment of moderate-to-severe bronchiectasis?

Updated: Sep 15, 2020
  • Author: Ethan E Emmons, MD; Chief Editor: Zab Mosenifar, MD, FACP, FCCP  more...
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Answer

For patients with moderate-to-severe symptoms, parenteral administration of the following antibiotics may be indicated:

  • An aminoglycoside (eg, gentamicin, tobramycin) and

  • An antipseudomonal synthetic penicillin, a third-generation cephalosporin, or a fluoroquinolone

  • Tobramycin, for patients infected with mucoid Pseudomonas species


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