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Pharyngitis  Possible therapeutic alternatives
Pharyngitis: "Strept throat" (Usual duration of treatment: 10 days.  5 days for Zithromax) Common pathogens
PenVk 250-500mg every 6 hours  OR
Benzathine penicillin 1.2 mu IM x 1. OR
Ceftin (cefuroxime oral) 250mg orally twice daily OR
Cefprozil (Cefzil) 500 mg orally twice daily OR Cefpodoxime (Vantin) 100 mg orally twice daily OR
Clarithromycin 250mg twice daily OR
Azithromycin 500mg x 1, then 250mg orally once daily x 4 days.
Pharyngitis: Gonococcal Neisseria gonorrhoeae
Ceftriaxone 125mg IM X 1
+
doxycycline
100mg orally twice daily for 7 days
Azithromycin (Zithromax) 2 grams orally x 1.

Sore throat:
Cepacol (benzocaine 10mg + menthol 2mg):  Dissolve one lozenge in mouth every 2-4hours as needed.
Chloraseptic throat spray (phenol 1.4 %):  Spray 5 times onto throat, gums or canker sore every 2-4 hours as needed.

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