Resource Summary

Clinical Question:
When needed^ are β-lactam antibiotics (i.e. amoxicillin) a reasonable choice in mild to moderate bacterial respiratory tract infections in primary care?

Bottom-line:
In mild to moderate respiratory tract infections that require antibiotics^ there is no evidence of benefit with broader spectrum antibiotics over traditional β-lactam antibiotics (i.e. amoxicillin)^ particularly in primary care. Broad spectrum treatment may be considered in certain high risk patients.


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Publication Date: 2012-10-29
Last Updated on PCR: 2017-04-01 11:23:24