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A 19-year-old female asked:

I feel i have strep throat- doc did not test me for strep- simply said i have the flu. he gave me zpack. would zpack treat strep if i had it?

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Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes: Z-pak will treat strep throat, but the package insert recommends a slightly higher dose for strep, so there is a slightly higher chance of recurrence of the dose pack is used for strep. The "flu" is a viral infection, however, and does not respond to antibiotics.

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