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Bites Possible therapeutic alternatives 
Cat bite Common pathogens
Cat Bite:

Augmentin 875/125 mg orally twice daily or  500/125mg three times daily x 7 days OR
Ceftin (cefuroxime oral) 500mg orally twice daily  OR Doxycycline 100mg orally twice daily  OR
moxifloxacin (Avelox) 400mg PO once daily x 7 days.

Cat-scratch disease:

Adults:
Azithromycin 500 mg orally x 1, then 250 mg orally qd x 4 days OR
Bactrim DS orally twice daily x 5 days

Dog bite Common pathogens Augmentin 875/125 mg orally twice daily or  500/125mg three times daily x 7 days OR 

If penicillin allergic:
Adults
moxifloxacin (Avelox) 400mg PO once daily x 7 days 
OR  
[Clindamycin 300mg orally every 6 hours PLUS
Ciprofloxacin 500mg twice daily]    

Children: [clindamycin + Bactrim]

Human bite  Common pathogens Mild:
Augmentin 875/125 mg orally twice daily or  500/125mg three times daily x 5 days 

Moderate/severe:
Ampicillin-sulbactam 1.5 to 3 grams IV every 6 hours OR  Ticarcillin-clavulanic acid  3.1 grams IV every 6 hours OR  Piperacillin-tazobactam 3.375 grams IV every 6 hours OR 
 
Penicillin allergy:
  [moxifloxacin or Bactrim OR Ciprofloxacin 500mg twice daily ] PLUS clindamycin

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