Comparison of short-course (5 day) cefuroxime axetil with a standard 10 day oral penicillin V regimen in the treatment of tonsillopharyngitis.

@article{Adam2000ComparisonOS,
  title={Comparison of short-course (5 day) cefuroxime axetil with a standard 10 day oral penicillin V regimen in the treatment of tonsillopharyngitis.},
  author={Dieter Adam and Horst Scholz and Manfred Helmerking},
  journal={The Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy},
  year={2000},
  volume={45 Suppl},
  pages={23-30}
}
Oral penicillin V given three times daily in doses of 50,000-100,000 IU daily has been the standard treatment for tonsillopharyngitis for the last few decades. These regimens, initially recommended by the American Heart Association, were extrapolated from i.v. dosing with long-acting forms of penicillin which had been shown to prevent post-streptococcal sequelae. More recently, several antibiotics, including cefuroxime axetil, have been shown to be at least as effective as penicillin G in… CONTINUE READING