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A 24-year-old female asked:

A doctor prescribed me cephlaxin 500mg 1 po bid for acne. 3 month supply. is all this antibiotic necessary ?

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Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Good question: I would discuss this with your Prescribing Dr. Often, to start, an antibx course may be prescribed at your dose, then a 'Maintenance' dose of once daily may be ordered to tone down bacterial concentrations in the skin, with the hopes of preventing acne. Best wishes.

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