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Can a shot of ampicillin or pills best clear up strep throat?

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Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree

In brief: TO shoot or not?

First, you don't want a shot of Ampicillin - you would want a shot of penicillin, because there is a long acting form of that which will treat your strep throat.
There is no long acting ampicillin. Then, it depends on each individual - if you are good about remembering to take your oral medicine and take them all, then pills work fine. If not, or you are vomiting, then the shot's the way to go.

In brief: TO shoot or not?

First, you don't want a shot of Ampicillin - you would want a shot of penicillin, because there is a long acting form of that which will treat your strep throat.
There is no long acting ampicillin. Then, it depends on each individual - if you are good about remembering to take your oral medicine and take them all, then pills work fine. If not, or you are vomiting, then the shot's the way to go.
Dr. Holly Maes
Dr. Holly Maes
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Dr. Michael Ein
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Pills

A shot of Ampicillin will be excreted in 6 hours.
You need to take penicillins for 10 days to eradicate group a streptococcus and prevent rheumatic fever.

In brief: Pills

A shot of Ampicillin will be excreted in 6 hours.
You need to take penicillins for 10 days to eradicate group a streptococcus and prevent rheumatic fever.
Dr. Michael Ein
Dr. Michael Ein
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