5 doctors weighed in:
What is the recommended antibiotic for strep throat?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. Christopher Lynch
Internal Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: The very first one
Most medical guidelines recommend penicillin as the first line agent to treat strep throat.
However, i feel that Amoxicillin ( a derivative of penicillin) is more often prescribed simply because it is more tolerable/less side effects. This is debatable. It is important to treat strep pharyngitis as it can cause an array of medical problems down the line in the form of rhematic fever.

In brief: The very first one
Most medical guidelines recommend penicillin as the first line agent to treat strep throat.
However, i feel that Amoxicillin ( a derivative of penicillin) is more often prescribed simply because it is more tolerable/less side effects. This is debatable. It is important to treat strep pharyngitis as it can cause an array of medical problems down the line in the form of rhematic fever.
Dr. Christopher Lynch
Dr. Christopher Lynch
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Cindy Juster
Board Certified, Pediatrics
32 years in practice
2M people helped
Continue
107,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors