"ANTIBIOTICS USED FOR STREP THROAT
Once you know for sure that you have strep throat, your doctor can give prescribe antibiotics for you. Some of the most common include:
Penicillin - Unless you are allergic to it, penicillin is the first antibiotic choice for treating strep throat.
Amoxicillin - A broader spectrum form of penicillin, amoxicillin may be more effective and convenient for some patients.
Amoxicillin Clavulanate Potassium - amoxicillin clavulanate potassium is more frequently used to treat recurring cases of strep throat.
Azithromycin - Azithromycin is best used for those who are allergic penicillin or tried penicillin with no results.
Clarithromycin - Clarithromycin goes by the brand name Biaxin and may act as a good alternative for those with penicillin allergies.
+Clindamycin - Clindamycin is effective for those who are allergic to penicillin or have a case of strep throat that is resistant to penicillin.
cefdinir - Branded as Omnicef, research suggests that a five-day course of cefdinir is equal to a ten-day regimen with penicillin.
Antibiotics not suitable for treating strep throat include fluoroquinolones, metronidazole, tetracyclines, and trimethoprim sulfamethoxazole."
- Clindamycin Information for Consumers
- Clindamycin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Clindamycin (detailed)
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