What is the initial outpatient empiric therapy regimen for community-acquired pneumonia (CAP)?

Updated: Aug 29, 2019
  • Author: Fariba M Donovan, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Thomas E Herchline, MD  more...
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Azithromycin 500 mg PO one dose, then 250 mg PO daily for 4 d or extended-release 2 g PO as a single dose or

Clarithromycin

500 mg PO bid or extended-release 1000 mg PO q24h

or

Doxycycline

100 mg PO bid


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