Medications for Strep Throat
After a person has been diagnosed with strep throat by lab testing, the doctor may want to prescribe antibiotics which are effective in preventing various strep throat complications.
A patient suffering from strep throat should take the entire course of antibiotics and not stop mid way even if he/she feels better as premature discontinuation can cause the condition to relapse or a new strain of antibiotic resistant organism may develop.
Penicillin is an inexpensive and effective medication which can be taken for 10 days orally or as a 1 time injection.
Derivatives such as amoxyllin are also effective against strep throat.
Cephalosporin is suggested for those who are penicillin intolerant. Macrolides such as erythromycin, azithromycin (Zithromax, Zithromax TR, Azithromycin, Zmax, Z-Pak) and clarithromycin can also be recommended by the health care provider.