Lung and respiratory problems

Strep throat

(Strep pharyngitis)

  • Also known as
  • Strep
  • Streptococcal pharyngitis

About Strep throat

Strep throat is a sore throat caused by a bacteria called Group A Streptococcus. It's most common in children, and it's contagious through the saliva or nasal mucus of someone that has the infection.

Symptoms of Strep throat
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Sore throat: Red, swollen tonsils that may have white spots of pus
  • Painful swallowing
  • Malaise

Top Medications for Strep throat according to our users

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  • Azithromycin
    Prescription only

    Zithromax (Azithromycin) is good for treating many bacterial infections. It is also available as generic. Talk to your doctor if you've ever had liver disease, myasthenia gravis, or on medications to thin the blood, as the doctor may write an alternative.

    • Available dosage forms:
    • Pill
    • Liquid
    • Eye drops
  • Ceftin
    (cefuroxime axetil)
    Prescription only

    Ceftin (cefuroxime axetil) is good for treating many bacterial infections, but be sure to take the full course without stopping so that the medication can work.

    • Available dosage forms:
    • Pill
    • Oral suspension
    • Injection
  • Penicillin
    Prescription only

    Penicillin Vk (Penicillin) is good for treating many bacterial infections and is available as a generic. You may need to use another form of birth control along with your birth control pills. It's also best taken on an empty stomach but it can cause an upset stomach.

    • Available dosage forms:
    • Pill
  • Augmentin
    (amoxicillin / clavulanate)
    Prescription only

    Augmentin (amoxicillin / clavulanate) is first-choice antibiotic for most common types of infections. However, it may not work against more serious or uncommon types of infections.

    • Available dosage forms:
    • Pill
    • Chewable tablet
    • Extended release
    • Liquid

Medication side effects for Strep throat

These are some of the most common side effects from clinical trials for Diarrhea.

  • Ceftin: 4%
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At this end, no one is expected to have Diarrhea

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At this end, almost everyone is expected to have Diarrhea

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