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Antibiotic may stop preventable blindness infection

...After treating most of the village with azithromycin, the "prevalence and intensity of...researchers provided a single oral dose of azithromycin to 916 villagers age 12 and over...others who were at risk of infection. Azithromycin is a long-acting antibiotic that...
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Antibiotic-resistant strain of syphilis is spreading

...public health clinics have been giving azithromycin to some syphilis patients because the...four cities had a strain resistant to azithromycin. "That suggests that this mutation...penicillin or other antibiotics if azithromycin does not work. But some of those antibiotics...
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Pediatricians see strep resistant to erythromycin

...said. One reason is that a particular drug in this class, azithromycin, has been very popular because of its short, five-day...child is not allergic 1/8 to penicillin 3/8 , prescribe azithromycin because it's more convenient." Although she has no direct...
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What are the symptoms of strep throat and how do I prevent/treat it?

...penicillin, erythromycin or drugs such as clarithromycin or azithromycin can be used. It is important to complete the full course...erythromycin, or clarithromycin should continue for 10 days. Azithromycin should be given for a minimum of five days. An injection...
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Modifying medicine

...lists for the first time the price-per-day of prescribing that drug, Dr. May said. It is not always the cheapest: Azithromycin, one of the newer and more expensive antibiotics, is the drug of choice for someone who comes in with pneumonia and is...