Which medications are used in the treatment of pertussis (whooping cough)?

Updated: May 02, 2019
  • Author: Joseph J Bocka, MD; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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Pharmacologic therapy

  • Antimicrobial agents and antibiotics can hasten the eradication of B pertussis and help prevent spread

  • Erythromycin, clarithromycin, and azithromycin are the preferred agents for patients aged 1 month or older

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