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A family of antibiotics

Common Macrolides

  • Clarithromycin (Biaxin) - not to exceed 1000mg/day
    • Some variants of Mycoplasma pneumoniae are resistant
    • Effective for 85% of Chlamydia pneumoniae
    • Well tolerated by children
  • Azithromycin
    • Well tolerated by children
  • Erythromycin (older macrolide)
    • less stable, poorer absorbed and less tolerated than newer macrolides

It is suggested that Hydroxychloroquine should be taken concurrently with these .

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