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What antibiotics are used to treat pneumonia?

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Official Answer by Drugs.com 7 Sep 2016

Many different types of antibiotics can be used to treat community-acquired pneumonia. Your doctor will select the most appropriate antibiotic based on your infection and other medical conditions, the patterns of local antibiotic resistance, cost, and other patient-specific characteristics such as your age, weight, allergies, and previous antibiotic treatment.

First-line antibiotics that might be selected include the macrolide antibiotics azithromycin (Zithromax) or clarithromycin (Biaxin); or the tetracycline known as doxycycline.

Other appropriate antibiotics may include the fluoroquinolone antibiotics such as levofloxacin (Levaquin); or combined therapy of a beta-lactam such as amoxicillin or amoxicillin/clavulanate (Augmentin) with a macrolide antibiotic.

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