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Suggest medication for sinus infection

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Posted on Sat, 13 Sep 2014
Question: which is better for sinus infection. Amoxicillin or Minocycline? What about doxycycline? Which is less likely to cause c-diff?

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Answered by Dr. Krunal Karade (42 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
I would advice you Amoxicillin 500mg twice daily

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for the query.
If I were your treating doctor, I would advice you Amoxicillin 500mg twice daily for 7-10 days after meal for sinus infection .

Amoxicillin will less likely to cause Clostridium difficile .
Minocycline & doxycycline are broad-spectrum tetracycline antibiotic & more likely to cause Clostridium difficile .

You can discuss this with your treating doctor.

Hope this information helpful to you .If you have any further questions I will be happy to help.
Regards.
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Brief Answer: I would advice you Amoxicillin 500mg twice daily Detailed Answer: Hi, Thanks for the query. If I were your treating doctor, I would advice you Amoxicillin 500mg twice daily for 7-10 days after meal for sinus infection . Amoxicillin will less likely to cause Clostridium difficile . Minocycline & doxycycline are broad-spectrum tetracycline antibiotic & more likely to cause Clostridium difficile . You can discuss this with your treating doctor. Hope this information helpful to you .If you have any further questions I will be happy to help. Regards.