Leila Cruikshank

Inhaled Antibiotics

Many people with CF take inhaled antibiotics. These medications aim to reduce the bacterial load (number of bugs) and to reduce damage to the lung. Because they are inhaled directly into the lung rather than given by vein, inhaled antibiotics tend to have less systemic side effects. The commonly used inhaled antibiotics are amikacin, aztreonam (Cayston®)colistin, TOBI®TOBI® Podhaler, and tobramycin.