Courses : New Guidelines on Antibiotic Prescribing Focus on Shorter Courses

Courses : New Guidelines on Antibiotic Prescribing Focus on Shorter Courses

April 6, 2021 Alejandro Byron 0

An antibiotic course of 5 days is usually just as effective as longer courses but with fewer side effects and decreased overall antibiotic exposure for a number of common bacterial conditions, according to new clinical guidelines published today by the American College of Physicians. The guidelines focus on treatment of uncomplicated cases involving pneumonia, urinary…