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Other Antibiotics

By Hans P. Schlecht, MD, MSc, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases & HIV Medicine, Drexel University College of Medicine ; Christopher Bruno, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of infectious Diseases & HIV Medicine, Drexel University College of Medicine

Many other antibiotics are available in addition to the ones specifically mentioned here.

Other Antibiotics

Drug

Common Uses

Some Side Effects

Ethambutol

Vision disturbances

Isoniazid

Tuberculosis

Nausea and vomiting

Jaundice

Numbness and tingling in the hands and feet (peripheral neuropathy)

Pyrazinamide

Tuberculosis

Liver dysfunction

Gout (occasionally)

*Spectinomycin

Fever

*Spectinomycin is not available in the United States, and where available, it is used only when other antibiotics cannot be used.

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Drugs Mentioned In This Article

  • Generic Name
    Select Brand Names
  • LANIAZID
  • No US brand name
  • MYAMBUTOL