Adult Outpatients: Respiratory Tract Infections: Acute Bronchitis


Doses provided in this table are for patients with normal renal and hepatic function. Click on drug link to go to dosing guidelines.  Some antimicrobials are restricted (ID-R).  Click on link for guidelines on obtaining authorization.


Common Pathogens

Drug(s) of First Choice

Alternative Drug(s)


Acute Bronchitis 


No drug therapy required 

No drug therapy required

Antibiotics are NOT useful in acute bronchitis.


Purulent sputum alone is not an indication for antibiotics.