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penicillin in Strep treatment

My mother got penicillin from her dental surgery a week ago. She's stopped taking it, and is fine now, but now I have strep. She told me that strep is treated with penicillin and told me to take one of the pills every 12 hours until the packet is all used up. I'm wondering if that will take care of my strep.

Asked On : Wed, 17 Mar 2010
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Penicillin has been the drug of choice for treatment of streptococcal pharyngitis

Most patients with streptococcal pharyngitis are well within 2 to 3 days after penicillin treatment is initiated.

d dose of oral penicillin is

Oral: 250-500 mg every 6 hours
I.M., I.V.: 250-500 mg every 6 hours

Answered: Sun, 4 Apr 2010
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