List of Antibiotics

New Antibiotics
Class Generic/Brand
Lipopeptides Daptomycin (Cubicin), 2003
Fluoroquinolone Gemifloxacin (Factive), 2003
Lipoglycopeptides Telavancin (Vibativ), 2009
Cephalosporin
(5th generation)
Ceftaroline (Teflaro), 2010
Macrocyclics Fidaxomicin (Dificid), 2011


-Lactam Antibiotics

Beta-lactam antibiotics include penicillins, cephalosporins, monobactams, and carbapenems.

Penicillins
Generic Brand Name
Amoxicillin Amoxil, Polymox, Trimox, Wymox
Ampicillin Omnipen, Polycillin, Polycillin-N, Principen, Totacillin
Bacampicillin Spectrobid
Carbenicillin Geocillin, Geopen
Cloxacillin Cloxapen
Dicloxacillin Dynapen, Dycill, Pathocil
Flucloxacillin Flopen, Floxapen, Staphcillin
Mezlocillin Mezlin
Nafcillin Nafcil, Nallpen, Unipen
Oxacillin Bactocill, Prostaphlin
Penicillin G Bicillin L-A,
Crysticillin 300 A.S., Pentids, Permapen, Pfizerpen, Pfizerpen-AS, Wycillin
Penicillin V Beepen-VK, Betapen-VK, Ledercillin VK, V-Cillin K
Piperacillin Pipracil
Pivampicillin  
Pivmecillinam  
Ticarcillin Ticar


Cephalosporins
Generic Brand Name
First Generation
Cefacetrile (cephacetrile) Celospor, Celtol, Cristacef
Cefadroxil (cefadroxyl) Duricef, Ultracef
Cefalexin (cephalexin) Keflex, Keftab
Cefaloglycin (cephaloglycin) Kefglycin
Cefalonium (cephalonium)  
Cefaloridine (cephaloradine)  
Cefalotin (cephalothin) Keflin
Cefapirin (cephapirin) Cefadyl
Cefatrizine  
Cefazaflur  
Cefazedone  
Cefazolin (cephazolin) Ancef, Kefzol
Cefradine (cephradine) Velosef
Cefroxadine  
Ceftezole  
Second Generation
Cefaclor Ceclor, Ceclor CD, Distaclor, Keflor, Ranicor
Cefamandole Mandol
Cefmetazole  
Cefonicid Monocid
Cefotetan Cefotan
Cefoxitin Mefoxin
Cefprozil (cefproxil) Cefzil
Cefuroxime Ceftin, Kefurox, Zinacef, Zinnat
Cefuzonam  
Third Generation
Cefcapene  
Cefdaloxime  
Cefdinir Omnicef, Cefdiel
Cefditoren Spectracef
Cefetamet  
Cefixime Suprax
Cefmenoxime Cefmax
Cefodizime  
Cefotaxime Claforan
Cefpimizole  
Cefpodoxime Vantin
Cefteram  
Ceftibuten Cedax
Ceftiofur Excede
Ceftiolene  
Ceftizoxime Cefizox
Ceftriaxone Rocephin
Cefoperazone Cefobid
Ceftazidime Ceptaz, Fortum, Fortaz, Tazicef, Tazidime
Fourth Generation
Cefclidine  
Cefepime Maxipime
Cefluprenam  
Cefoselis  
Cefozopran  
Cefpirome Cefrom
Cefquinome  
Fifth Generation
Ceftobiprole Zeftera
Ceftaroline Teflaro
Not Classified
Cefaclomezine  
Cefaloram  
Cefaparole  
Cefcanel  
Cefedrolor  
Cefempidone  
Cefetrizole  
Cefivitril  
Cefmatilen  
Cefmepidium  
Cefovecin  
Cefoxazole  
Cefrotil  
Cefsumide  
Cefuracetime  
Ceftioxide  


Monobactams
Generic Brand Name
Aztreonam Azactam, Cayston


Carbapenems
Generic Brand Name
Imipenem,
Imipenem/cilastatin
Primaxin
Doripenem Doribax
Meropenem Merrem
Ertapenem Invanz


Macrolide Antibiotics
Generic Brand Name
Azithromycin Zithromax
Erythromycin  
Clarithromycin Biaxin
Dirithromycin Dynabac
Roxithromycin Rulid, Surlid
Ketolides
Telithromycin Ketek


Lincosamides
Generic Brand Name
Clindamycin Cleocin
Lincomycin Lincocin




Streptogramins
Generic Brand Name
Pristinamycin Pyostacine
Quinupristin/dalfopristin Synercid


Aminoglycoside Antibiotics
Generic Brand Name
Amikacin Amikin
Gentamicin Garamycin, G-Mycin, Jenamicin
Kanamycin Kantrex
Neomycin Mycifradin, Myciguent
Netilmicin Netromycin
Paromomycin  
Streptomycin  
Tobramycin Nebcin


Quinolone Antibiotics
Generic Brand Name
First Generation
Flumequine Flubactin
Nalidixic acid NegGam, Wintomylon
Oxolinic acid Uroxin
Piromidic acid Panacid
Pipemidic acid Dolcol
Rosoxacin Eradacil
Second Generation
Ciprofloxacin Cipro, Cipro XR, Ciprobay, Ciproxin
Enoxacin Enroxil, Penetrex
Lomefloxacin Maxaquin
Nadifloxacin Acuatim, Nadoxin, Nadixa
Norfloxacin Lexinor, Noroxin, Quinabic, Janacin
Ofloxacin Floxin, Oxaldin, Tarivid
Pefloxacin Peflacine
Rufloxacin Uroflox
Third Generation
Balofloxacin Baloxin
Gatifloxacin Tequin, Zymar
Grepafloxacin Raxar
Levofloxacin Cravit, Levaquin
Moxifloxacin Avelox, Vigamox
Pazufloxacin Pasil, Pazucross
Sparfloxacin Zagam
Temafloxacin Omniflox
Tosufloxacin Ozex, Tosacin
Fourth Generation
Besifloxacin Besivance
Clinafloxacin  
Gemifloxacin Factive
Sitafloxacin Gracevit
Trovafloxacin Trovan
Prulifloxacin Quisnon


Sulfonamides
Generic Brand Name
Sulfamethizole Thiosulfil Forte
Sulfamethoxazole Gantanol, Urobak
Sulfisoxazole Gantrisin
Trimethoprim-Sulfamethoxazole Bactrim, Bactrim DS, Cotrim, Cotrim DS, Septra, Septra DS, Sulfatrim, Sulfatrim-DS


Tetracycline Antibiotics
Generic Brand Name
Demeclocycline Declomycin
Doxycycline Doryx, Vibramycin
Minocycline Dynacin, Minocin, Monodox
Oxytetracycline Terramycin
Tetracycline Achromycin
Glycylcyclines
Tigecycline Tygacil


Other Antibiotics
Generic Brand Name
Chloramphenicol Chloromycetin
Metronidazole Flagyl, Helidac, Metizol, Metric 21, Neo-Metric, Noritate, Novonidazol
Tinidazole Tindamax
Nitrofurantoin Furadantin, Macrobid, Macrodantin
Glycopeptides
Vancomycin Vancocin
Teicoplanin Targocid
Lipoglycopeptides
Telavancin Vibativ
Oxazolidinones
Linezolid Zyvox
Cycloserine 2 Seromycin
Rifamycins
Rifampin Rifadin
Rifabutin Mycobutin
Rifapentine Priftin
Polypeptides
Bacitracin Baciguent
Polymyxin B  
Tuberactinomycins
Viomycin  
Capreomycin  
Resources

Last reviewed: August 01, 2014

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