Amanda Turkiewicz

Oral Antibiotics

Oral antibiotics may be prescribed for home use if an individual is experiencing a mild exacerbation, or as part of antibiotic combination therapy for more severe exacerbations. Oral antibiotics may also be used as part of chronic therapy. The type of antibiotic as well as the dose will vary depending on the type of bacteria in your lungs, but your doctor will determine which antibiotic combination is best for you.

The most common oral antibiotics used in CF are azithromycin, ciprofloxacin, cloxacillindoxycycline, levofloxacin, minocycline and Septra®.