Firstline agents

a. Amoxicillin (Amoxil): Adults, 500 mg tid PO for 14 days. Children, 40 mg/kg/d in 3 divided doses.

b. Trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole (Bactrim, Septra): Adults, 1 DS tab (160/800 mg) bid. Children, 8/40 mg/kg/d bid.

c. Erythromycin/sulfisoxazole (Pediazole): Children, 50/150 mg/kg/d qid.

2. A 2-3 week course of therapy is recommended; however, if the patient is improved but still symptomatic at the end of the course, the medication should be continued for an additional 5 to 7 days after symptoms subside.

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