Which medications are used in the treatment of acute otitis media (AOM)?

Updated: Sep 25, 2019
  • Author: John D Donaldson, MD, FRCSC, FACS; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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Antibiotics are the only medications with demonstrated efficacy in the management of AOM. Most antibiotics can be administered once or twice daily to improve compliance and to avoid the necessity of sending medication to school or day care centers. The following list excludes medications that have reduced activity against common pathogens or that have significant adverse effects without other redeeming features to warrant inclusion.


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