Community-acquired pneumonia. Cost-effective antimicrobial therapy.


At present, three antibiotics (doxycycline, ofloxacin [Floxin], and azithromycin [Zithromax]) provide optimal therapy for both typical and atypical community-acquired pneumonias. These agents permit a monotherapeutic approach and are also ideal for intravenous-to-oral switch therapy, which results in great cost savings for an institution and an earlier… (More)