Fast Five Quiz: Do You Know Best Practices for Antibiotic Use in Respiratory Tract Infections?

Mary L. Windle, PharmD


December 06, 2016

Do not administer antibiotics until RADT findings confirm diagnosis of GAS infection. Amoxicillin and penicillin V are first-line treatments thanks to their reliable antibiotic activity against GAS infection. Resistance to clindamycin and azithromycin has increased. Antibiotics are usually unnecessary, even in those with sore throats; reassure patients that symptomatic treatment is usually sufficient, and symptoms usually last less than 1 week.

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