Table 3

Antibiotics prescribed by physicians for adult pharyngitis patients
APPROPRIATE ANTIBIOTICS
Class Name Numbers (%)
Appropriate first-line agents
Penicillin Ampicillin 3 (2.2%)
Amoxicillin 5 (3.7%)
Total 8 (5.8%)
Appropriate alternative second-line agents
First-generation cephalosporins Cefadroxil 1 (0.7%)
Cephradine 1 (0.7%)
Second-generation cephalosporins Cefaclor 5 (3.7%)
Total 7 (5.2%)
NON-RECOMMENDED ANTIBIOTICS
Inappropriate or third-line agents
Broad spectrum penicillins Amoxicillin-Clavulanate 36 (26.7%)
Ampicillin-Cloxacillin 2 (1.5%)
Macrolides Erythromycin for patients not reported with penicillin allergy 14 (10.5%)
Clarithromycin 27 (20.0%)
Roxithromycin 1 (0.7%)
Third-generation cephalosporins Cefixime 13 (9.6%)
Quinolones Ciprofloxacin 2 (1.5%)
Levofloxacin 18 (13.3%)
Sulfonamides Sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim 4 (3.0%)
Tetracyclines Oxytetracycline 3 (2.2)
Total 120 (88.9%)

Palla et al.

Palla et al. BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2012 12:70   doi:10.1186/1471-2466-12-70

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