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Choice of Antibiotics for Pneumonia


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Choice of Antibiotics for Pneumonia

Many classes of antibiotics can treat pneumonia. The antibiotic your doctor chooses typically will be based on:

Your doctor's choice of antibiotics may also depend on whether you:

Choosing an antibiotic based on these things avoids the need for extensive culture and sensitivity testing and allows for rapid treatment that has a high rate of cure.


Credits for Choice of Antibiotics for Pneumonia

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer R. Steven Tharratt, MD, MPVM, FACP, FCCP - Pulmonology, Critical Care Medicine, Medical Toxicology
Last Revised March 6, 2013

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