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ampicillin and strep throat

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: But Ampicillin might not be the best choice for a variety of reasons. Penicillin alone, taken orally is probably the drug of choice. Ampicillin is a ... Read More
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Better than 99% cure rate for strep with ampicillin.Not used as much because it needs to be given more frequently than amoxicillin. But is still a goo ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: Yes if taken for 10 days. Amoxicillin is much better absorbed than Ampicillin and can be taken with food. Amoxicillin is preferred.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: There are other meds i would use but Ampicillin would be considered an effective medication when given at proper dose and duration.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
TO shoot or not?: First, you don't want a shot of Ampicillin - you would want a shot of penicillin, because there is a long acting form of that which will treat your st ... Read More
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
Pills: A shot of Ampicillin will be excreted in 6 hours. You need to take penicillins for 10 days to eradicate group a streptococcus and prevent rheumatic fe ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Streph throat: This is what my family does for strepth throat. But providers sometimes don't want to use this option due to concerns about allergic reactions.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmet Aybar
30 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
Strep theiat: Please make sure your medicine is not expired and you have enough to cover 10 days as partially treated infection causes increased rate of resistance. ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Doesn't matter: You can start the amoxicillin whenever you wish. These are extremely safe drugs: you could take ten times as much of either one, or both of them, wit ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Slawek
53 years experience Radiology
10 Days +: A minimum of 10 days is a good rule of thumb but it assumes his response is good. Need physician to be sure of good response. Change of drug sometimes ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
Unlikely: The bacteria causing "strep throat" has been very sensitive to penicillins including ampicillin.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Not really: The IV ampicillin is given every 4-6 hours during labor but stopped after delivery. It would start killing off some group A strep, but proper treatmen ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
If you did not have : a Quick-Srep Test or throat culture that was positive for Group A Streptococcus before starting antibiotics, no one can know if "strep throat" was or ... Read More
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