Expect to See More Amoxicillin Rxs for Community-Acquired Pneumonia

You'll see more focus on outpatient treatment of community-acquired pneumonia...based on new guidelines.

Lean away from azithromycin for generally healthy adults in areas with high S. pneumoniae resistance. If needed, check your local hospital lab for a best estimate of resistance rates for your area.

For example, if resistance rates in your area are typically 25% or higher, recommend amoxicillin 1 g TID. This is a big change.

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