Analytical Framework for Examining the Value of Antibacterial Products. A.1.2 Current Treatment


Physicians may manage patients with ABOM with either a short period (48-72 hours) of observation and then antibacterial therapy if symptoms do not improve or by starting antibacterials immediately.  If a decision is made to treat with antibacterial drugs, amoxicillin is recommended as the first antibacterial agent of choice, but alternative drugs (including cefdinir, cefpodoxime, azithromycin, and clarithromycin) may be used if the patient has allergic reactions to penicillin.

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