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Posted on Thu, 30 Mar 2017 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Question: i am 58 yr old female. having sinus infection. I have pentads 400. how many a day and for how long should i take?
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Answered by Dr. Panagiotis Zografakis 37 minutes later
Brief Answer:
please clarify which drug you have...

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

pentads is not an FDA approved drug. I can't find any information about it in the internet. Please tell me which is the active substance of this drug, so I can tell you the right dosage. The primary regimens for acute sinusitis is amoxicillin-clavulanate 875/125 bid

Alternative regimens include any of the following:
- doxycycline 100mg bid
- levofloxacin 750mg once daily
- moxifloxacin 400mg once daily
- cefuroxime 500mg bid

Perhaps this "pentads" is moxifloxacin?

All the aforementioned drugs should be given for 5-7 depending on patient's response.

I hope it helps!
Kind Regards!
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Follow up: Dr. Panagiotis Zografakis 18 minutes later
It is penicillin g.
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Answered by Dr. Panagiotis Zografakis 1 minute later
Brief Answer:
not a great choice for sinusitis

Detailed Answer:
Penicillin is not a good choice for sinusitis. It won't fight efficiently some of the most common pathogens implicated in sinusitis...

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