reduce quinolone use to prevent resistance

Please see updated recommendations for Community-Acquired Pneumonia (2007) and Acute Sinusitis (2012).

New guidelines will reduce quinolone use to prevent resistance.

If we continue to overuse quinolones, they'll be useless in 5 to 10 years. New guidelines recommend alternatives.

For community-acquired pneumonia in outpatient adults use a macrolide (Zithromax, Biaxin, erythromycin) OR doxycycline...assuming the patient DOESN'T have a chronic disease...and HASN'T been treated with antibiotics in the past 3 months.

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