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What Antibiotic Is Used For Lower Respiratory Infections



Treatment of common lower respiratory tract infections Antibiotics for Upper Respiratory Infections What antibiotics can help treat respiratory infections Treatment of common lower respiratory tract infections If your pneumonia can be treated at home, as an outpatient, a doctor might prescribe you one of several classes of antibiotics: macrolides (azithromycin, clarithromycin, erythromycin), tetracyclines (doxycycline), or fluoroquinolones (gemifloxacin, levofloxacin, moxifloxacin). Antibiotic treatment of lower respiratory tract infections Lower respiratory tract infections, i.e., bronchitis, bronchiolitis, and pneumonia, are the second leading cause of antibiotic prescriptions. The vast majority of these infections are due to viruses and are self-limited diseases: most patients recover spontaneously. Huang DT, Yealy DM, Filbin MR, et al.: Procalcitonin-Guided Use of Antibiotics for Lower Respiratory Tract Infection. N Engl J Med.


2018. 10.1056/NEJMoa1802670 [PMC free article] [Google Scholar] F1000 Recommendation Proportions of antibiotic items with antibiotic choice congruence to DEGAM guideline for patients with acute lower respiratory tract infection. DEGAM = German Society of General Practitioners and Family Medicine. Antibiotic items prescribed [%] with “recommended choice” are shown in black, and “not recommended choice” are shown striped. Lower respiratory tract infection Lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI) is a term often used as a synonym for pneumonia but can also be applied to other types of infection including lung abscess and acute bronchitis. Symptoms inclu

 

What Antibiotic Is Used For Lower Respiratory Infections

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