College Point, NY
A 54-year-old female asked:

29 y/o (160 lbs- 5'10")son has strep throat, taking 500 mg amoxicillin but prescribed for only 8 days, is that enough to get rid of infection?

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Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
Pediatrics 38 years experience
That may be adequate: but usually Strep throat is treated with Amoxicillin 2x/day for 10 days. Is it Amoxicillin or Amoxicillin/clavulanate (Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate))....Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is "stronger", so 8 days of that would probably be fine.
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