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Strep Throat Antibiotics

Other Antibiotic Options

If the healthcare provider does not believe that oral penicillin is the best option, he or she may recommend treating strep throat with one of the other antibiotics that has been shown to be effective.
One option is the shot form of penicillin -- penicillin G benzathine and penicillin G procaine (Bicillin® C-R). It is given as a single-dose injection into the muscle (known as intramuscular penicillin).
For those people allergic to penicillin, a cephalosporin antibiotic, such as cephalexin (Keflex®), may be prescribed. Some other antibiotic alternatives to penicillin that a healthcare provider may recommend include:
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