PO Antibiotic Choices

Antibiotic Class​ Drug Dosing (5 days) Bugs
Penicillin Amoxicillin 1 gram three times a day​ Streptococcus pneumoniae Haemophilus influenzae
Extended-Spectrum Beta-lactams Amoxicillin-Clavulanate 875/125mg every 12hrs
Cefpodoxime 200 mg twice a day
Respiratory Fluoroquinolone Levofloxacin 750 mg once a day
Macrolides Azithromycin 500 mg on day 1, then 250 mg for 4 days Atypical pathogens
Mycoplasma pneumoniae
Legionella pneumophila
Chlamydia pneumoniae
Tetracycline Doxycycline 100mg twice a day

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