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Treatment of Common Respiratory Tract Infections

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • April 17, 2023;  (Issue 1674)
Most respiratory tract infections are caused by viruses. Bacterial respiratory tract infections are usually treated empirically with antibiotic therapy that targets the most probable causative...
Most respiratory tract infections are caused by viruses. Bacterial respiratory tract infections are usually treated empirically with antibiotic therapy that targets the most probable causative pathogens. Recommended antibiotic regimens for outpatient treatment of some common respiratory tract infections are listed in Table 1 for adults and Table 2 for children.
Med Lett Drugs Ther. 2023 Apr 17;65(1674):57-62 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

Omadacycline (Nuzyra) - A New Tetracycline Antibiotic

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • May 20, 2019;  (Issue 1572)
The FDA has approved omadacycline (Nuzyra – Paratek), a semisynthetic tetracycline derivative, for once-daily IV and oral treatment of community-acquired bacterial pneumonia (CAP) and acute bacterial skin...
The FDA has approved omadacycline (Nuzyra – Paratek), a semisynthetic tetracycline derivative, for once-daily IV and oral treatment of community-acquired bacterial pneumonia (CAP) and acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections (ABSSSIs) in adults.
Med Lett Drugs Ther. 2019 May 20;61(1572):74-7 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

Ozenoxacin 1% Cream (Xepi) for Impetigo

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • April 22, 2019;  (Issue 1570)
The FDA has approved a 1% cream formulation of ozenoxacin (Xepi – Cutanea), a nonfluorinated quinolone antibiotic, for treatment of impetigo caused by Staphylococcus aureus or Streptococcus pyogenes in...
The FDA has approved a 1% cream formulation of ozenoxacin (Xepi – Cutanea), a nonfluorinated quinolone antibiotic, for treatment of impetigo caused by Staphylococcus aureus or Streptococcus pyogenes in patients ≥2 months old.
Med Lett Drugs Ther. 2019 Apr 22;61(1570):63-4 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

Clarithromycin in Patients with Coronary Artery Disease

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • May 21, 2018;  (Issue 1547)
The FDA has warned that use of the macrolide antibiotic clarithromycin (Biaxin, and generics) may increase the risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in patients with heart...
The FDA has warned that use of the macrolide antibiotic clarithromycin (Biaxin, and generics) may increase the risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in patients with heart disease.
Med Lett Drugs Ther. 2018 May 21;60(1547):89-90 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

Drugs for Common Bacterial Infections in Adults

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • October 23, 2017;  (Issue 1532)
Bacterial infections in adults are generally treated empirically, with the antibiotic covering most, but not all, of the potential causative pathogens. For some infections, culture and sensitivity testing...
Bacterial infections in adults are generally treated empirically, with the antibiotic covering most, but not all, of the potential causative pathogens. For some infections, culture and sensitivity testing can guide treatment, allowing for use of narrower-spectrum antibiotics. The recommended dosages and durations of antibiotic treatment for common respiratory, skin, and urinary tract infections are listed in Tables 1-3. Infectious disease experts now recommend shorter treatment durations for many infections to reduce the development of antimicrobial resistance and minimize adverse effects.
Med Lett Drugs Ther. 2017 Oct 23;59(1532):171-7 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

Drugs for Bacterial Infections

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • July 1, 2013;  (Issue 131)
The text that follows reviews some common bacterial infections and their empiric treatment pending the results of culture and susceptibility testing. The recommendations made here are based on the results...
The text that follows reviews some common bacterial infections and their empiric treatment pending the results of culture and susceptibility testing. The recommendations made here are based on the results of susceptibility studies, clinical trials, and the opinions of Medical Letter reviewers. Tables 1 and 2 list the usual dosages of antibacterial drugs.
Treat Guidel Med Lett. 2013 Jul;11(131):65-74 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

Cephalosporins for Patients with Penicillin Allergy

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • December 24, 2012;  (Issue 1406)
Only a small minority of patients who say they are allergic to penicillin will have a reaction if they take...
Only a small minority of patients who say they are allergic to penicillin will have a reaction if they take a penicillin.
Med Lett Drugs Ther. 2012 Dec 24;54(1406):101 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

Drugs for Bacterial Infections

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • June 1, 2010;  (Issue 94)
The text below reviews some common bacterial infections and their treatment. The recommendations made here are based on the results of susceptibility studies, clinical trials and the opinions of Medical Letter...
The text below reviews some common bacterial infections and their treatment. The recommendations made here are based on the results of susceptibility studies, clinical trials and the opinions of Medical Letter consultants.
Treat Guidel Med Lett. 2010 Jun;8(94):43-52 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

Telavancin (Vibativ) for Gram-Positive Skin Infections

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • January 11, 2010;  (Issue 1329)
Telavancin (Vibativ - Astellas and Theravance), a lipoglycopeptide derivative of vancomycin (Vancocin, and others), has received FDA approval for treatment of complicated skin and skin structure infections...
Telavancin (Vibativ - Astellas and Theravance), a lipoglycopeptide derivative of vancomycin (Vancocin, and others), has received FDA approval for treatment of complicated skin and skin structure infections caused by susceptible gram-positive bacteria in adults.
Med Lett Drugs Ther. 2010 Jan 11;52(1329):1-2 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

Retapamulin (Altabax) - A New Topical Antibiotic

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • February 25, 2008;  (Issue 1280)
Retapamulin (re-tap'-a-mue'-lin; Altabax - Glaxo SmithKline) is a topical antibiotic recently approved by the FDA for treatment of bullous and non-bullous impetigo due to Streptococcus pyogenes and...
Retapamulin (re-tap'-a-mue'-lin; Altabax - Glaxo SmithKline) is a topical antibiotic recently approved by the FDA for treatment of bullous and non-bullous impetigo due to Streptococcus pyogenes and methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus. It is available as a 1% ointment by prescription only.
Med Lett Drugs Ther. 2008 Feb 25;50(1280):13-4 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

Correction: Major Changes in Endocarditis Prophylaxis for Dental, GI and GU Procedures

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • December 17, 2007;  (Issue 1276)
On page 100 of the article "Major Changes in Endocarditis Prophylaxis for Dental, GI and GU Procedures", under the section Highest-Risk Procedures, the word "rubber" should have been omitted. Placement of...
On page 100 of the article "Major Changes in Endocarditis Prophylaxis for Dental, GI and GU Procedures", under the section Highest-Risk Procedures, the word "rubber" should have been omitted. Placement of orthodontic rubber bands is not a highest-risk procedure that justifies prophylaxis; placement of orthodontic (metal) bands is. An orthodontic band is a metal ring that surrounds the tooth and is pressed into place causing movement in closely-spaced teeth and sometimes bleeding when the bands are placed close to the gumline.
Med Lett Drugs Ther. 2007 Dec 17;49(1276):104 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

Major Changes in Endocarditis Prophylaxis for Dental, GI and GU Procedures

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • December 3, 2007;  (Issue 1275)
The American Heart Association has issued its revised guidelines for prevention of infective endocarditis. Antimicrobial prophylaxis for dental procedures is now recommended only for patients at the highest...
The American Heart Association has issued its revised guidelines for prevention of infective endocarditis. Antimicrobial prophylaxis for dental procedures is now recommended only for patients at the highest risk of severe consequences from endocarditis who are undergoing the highest-risk procedures. Endocarditis prophylaxis is no longer recommended for gastrointestinal (GI) and genitourinary (GU) procedures. When these changes are implemented, the number of patients receiving antimicrobial prophylaxis to prevent endocarditis should decline sharply.
Med Lett Drugs Ther. 2007 Dec 3;49(1275):99-100 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

Choice of Antibacterial Drugs

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • May 1, 2007;  (Issue 57)
Information about empirical treatment of bacterial infections, emerging trends in antimicrobial resistance, new drugs and new data about older drugs continue to become available. Usual pathogens and empiric...
Information about empirical treatment of bacterial infections, emerging trends in antimicrobial resistance, new drugs and new data about older drugs continue to become available. Usual pathogens and empiric treatment for some common types of infections are summarized in the text and a table listing the drugs of choice and alternatives for each pathogen begins on page 40. The recommendations made here are based on the results of susceptibility studies, clinical trials and the opinions of Medical Letter consultants.
Treat Guidel Med Lett. 2007 May;5(57):33-50 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

Antibacterial Prophylaxis for Dental, GI and GU Procedures

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • July 18, 2005;  (Issue 1213)
Many physicians believe that antimicrobial prophylaxis before procedures that may cause transient bacteremia can prevent endocarditis and prosthetic joint infection in patients at increased risk for these...
Many physicians believe that antimicrobial prophylaxis before procedures that may cause transient bacteremia can prevent endocarditis and prosthetic joint infection in patients at increased risk for these disorders. The effectiveness of this common practice has never been established by controlled trials in humans.
Med Lett Drugs Ther. 2005 Jul 18;47(1213):59-60 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

Choice of Antibacterial Drugs

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • March 1, 2004;  (Issue 19)
New drugs for bacterial infections and new information about older drugs continue to become available. Empirical treatment of some common bacterial infections is discussed in this article. A table listing the...
New drugs for bacterial infections and new information about older drugs continue to become available. Empirical treatment of some common bacterial infections is discussed in this article. A table listing the drugs of choice and alternatives for each pathogen begins on page 18. These recommendations are based on results of susceptibility studies, clinical trials and the opinions of Medical Letter consultants. Local resistance patterns should be taken into account. Trade names are listed on page 24.
Treat Guidel Med Lett. 2004 Mar;2(19):13-22 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

Cefditoren (Spectracef) - A New Oral Cephalosporin

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • January 21, 2002;  (Issue 1122)
Cefditoren pivoxil (Spectracef — TAP), a new oral third-generation cephalosporin, has been approved by the FDA for treatment of acute exacerbations of chronic bronchitis, pharyngitis, tonsillitis and...
Cefditoren pivoxil (Spectracef — TAP), a new oral third-generation cephalosporin, has been approved by the FDA for treatment of acute exacerbations of chronic bronchitis, pharyngitis, tonsillitis and uncomplicated skin and soft tissue infections in adults and children 12 or more years old. The drug has been used in Japan for 7 years.
Med Lett Drugs Ther. 2002 Jan 21;44(1122):5-6 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

Cefdinir--A New Oral Cephalosporin

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • August 28, 1998;  (Issue 1034)
Cefdinir (Omnicef - Parke-Davis), a third-generation oral cephalosporin, has been approved by the FDA for treatment of acute sinusitis, otitis media, acute exacerbations of chronic bronchitis, pharyngitis,...
Cefdinir (Omnicef - Parke-Davis), a third-generation oral cephalosporin, has been approved by the FDA for treatment of acute sinusitis, otitis media, acute exacerbations of chronic bronchitis, pharyngitis, community-acquired pneumonia and skin infections. Other drugs available for these indications are reviewed in The Medical Letter Handbook of Antimicrobial Therapy, 1998.
Med Lett Drugs Ther. 1998 Aug 28;40(1034):85-7 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

Cefpodoxime Proxetil - A New Oral Cephalosporin

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • November 27, 1992;  (Issue 884)
Cefpodoxime proxetil (Vantin - Upjohn), a new third-generation oral cephalosporin, has been approved for marketing by the US Food and Drug Administration. It is available for twice-daily treatment of...
Cefpodoxime proxetil (Vantin - Upjohn), a new third-generation oral cephalosporin, has been approved for marketing by the US Food and Drug Administration. It is available for twice-daily treatment of pharyngitis, upper and lower respiratory infections, otitis media, urinary tract infections, skin and soft tissue infections, and for single-dose treatment of uncomplicated gonorrhea in men or women and anorectal gonorrhea in women.
Med Lett Drugs Ther. 1992 Nov 27;34(884):107-8 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

Loracarbef

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • September 18, 1992;  (Issue 879)
Loracarbef (Lorabid - Lilly), a new beta-lactam antibiotic with antimicrobial activity similar to the second-generation cephalosporins, has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for treatment...
Loracarbef (Lorabid - Lilly), a new beta-lactam antibiotic with antimicrobial activity similar to the second-generation cephalosporins, has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for treatment of respiratory, skin, and urinary tract infection caused by susceptible organisms in both adults and children. It will probably compete with drugs such as trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (Bactrim, Septra, and others), amoxicillin-clavulanic acid (Augmentin), cefaclor (Ceclor), cefuroxime axetil (Ceftin), and cefprozil (Cefzil - Medical Letter, 34:63, 1992).
Med Lett Drugs Ther. 1992 Sep 18;34(879):87-8 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

Cefprozil

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • June 26, 1992;  (Issue 873)
Cefprozil (Cefzil - Bristol-Myers Squibb), a new oral second-generation cephalosporin, was recently released in the USA for treatment of pharyngitis, bronchitis, otitis media, and skin and skin-structure...
Cefprozil (Cefzil - Bristol-Myers Squibb), a new oral second-generation cephalosporin, was recently released in the USA for treatment of pharyngitis, bronchitis, otitis media, and skin and skin-structure infections.
Med Lett Drugs Ther. 1992 Jun 26;34(873):63-4 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

Clarithromycin and Azithromycin

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • May 15, 1992;  (Issue 870)
Clarithromycin (Biaxin - Abbott) and azithromycin (Zithromax - Pfizer), two macrolide antibiotics chemically related to erythromycin, have been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for treatment of...
Clarithromycin (Biaxin - Abbott) and azithromycin (Zithromax - Pfizer), two macrolide antibiotics chemically related to erythromycin, have been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for treatment of respiratory, skin, and skin structure infections. Azithromycin has also been approved for treatment of nongonococcal urethritis and cervicitis caused by Chlamydia trachomatis.
Med Lett Drugs Ther. 1992 May 15;34(870):45-7 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

Cefixime - A New Oral Cephalosporin

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • August 11, 1989;  (Issue 798)
Cefixime (Suprax - Lederle), an oral cephalosporin antibiotic, was recently approved for marketing by the US Food and Drug Administration. Claimed to be the first oral third-generation cephalosporin, the new...
Cefixime (Suprax - Lederle), an oral cephalosporin antibiotic, was recently approved for marketing by the US Food and Drug Administration. Claimed to be the first oral third-generation cephalosporin, the new drug is offered for once-a-day treatment of otitis media, pharyngitis, bronchitis and urinary tract infections.
Med Lett Drugs Ther. 1989 Aug 11;31(798):73-5 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

Penicillin Allergy

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • August 12, 1988;  (Issue 772)
A penicillin is the drug of choice for treatment of many infections, but allergic reactions to these drugs occur frequently and, rarely, can be fatal. From 5% to 20% of patients have a history of a rash or...
A penicillin is the drug of choice for treatment of many infections, but allergic reactions to these drugs occur frequently and, rarely, can be fatal. From 5% to 20% of patients have a history of a rash or some other reaction while taking a penicillin, but maculopapular rashes with ampicillin or amoxicillin, especially in children with infectious mononucleosis, are probably not allergic.
Med Lett Drugs Ther. 1988 Aug 12;30(772):79-80 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

Cefuroxime Axetil

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • June 3, 1988;  (Issue 767)
Cefuroxime axetil (Ceftin - Glaxo), an oral form of the second-generation parenteral cephalosporin cefuroxime (Zinacef), was recently marketed in the USA. Previously available oral cephalosporins are the...
Cefuroxime axetil (Ceftin - Glaxo), an oral form of the second-generation parenteral cephalosporin cefuroxime (Zinacef), was recently marketed in the USA. Previously available oral cephalosporins are the first-generation drugs cephalexin (Keflex; and others), cephradine (Anspor; and others) and cefadroxil (Duricef; and others), and the second-generation cefaclor (Ceclor); second-generation cephalosporins have more activity against gram-negative bacteria.
Med Lett Drugs Ther. 1988 Jun 3;30(767):57-9 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

Mupirocin - A New Topical Antibiotic

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • May 20, 1988;  (Issue 766)
Mupirocin (Bactroban - Beecham), a topical antibiotic formerly called pseudomonic acid, was recently approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for treatment of impetigo. It will be sold as a 2% ointment...
Mupirocin (Bactroban - Beecham), a topical antibiotic formerly called pseudomonic acid, was recently approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for treatment of impetigo. It will be sold as a 2% ointment available only by prescription.
Med Lett Drugs Ther. 1988 May 20;30(766):55-6 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction