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how effective is azythromycin for infection?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Very, if right one!: If the bacteria is sensitive to the antibiotic, this is a good choice, because you do take it for more 2-5 days!
Answered on Oct 15, 2017
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