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When is azithromycin ever used to treat middle ear infections?

Asked by Flavio (1111points) December 20th, 2006
I thought we should only use amox or amp...
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peggylou's avatar
Is this the antibiotic that you take for only 5 days?
Flavio's avatar
depends what you are taking it for
jk's avatar
If you're allergic to antibiotics in the penicillin family, you might take Azithromycin as an alternative. It covers the most common bacterial causes of middle ear infections: S. pneumonia, H. influenza, and M. catarrhalis. Otherwise, your doctor will usually prescribe Amoxicillin.

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