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Study shows children are typically prescribed two antibiotics for pneumonia unnecessarily, with no proven additional benefit in health outcomes

Study shows children are typically prescribed two antibiotics for pneumonia unnecessarily, with no proven additional benefit in health outcomes

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Antibiotic resistance is an alarming trend, and according to a JAMA Pediatrics study, the combination of two antibiotics usually “prescribed to treat community-acquired pneumonia in children” is unnecessary. The use of a single antibiotic is often all a patient needs.

 

Researchers from Vanderbilt University Medical Center have revealed that administering amoxicillin on its own is a better option compared to combining it with azithromycin. Simply decreasing the number of drugs administered can help minimize the instances of antibiotic resistance across the country.

Source: Study shows children are typically prescribed two antibiotics for pneumonia unnecessarily, with no proven additional benefit in health outcomes

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