Active Ingredient: Amoxicillin
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Because of its higher cost, cefuroxime axetil 500 mg orally twice daily, which is as effective as doxycycline in the treatment of erythema migrans A-I, should be reserved as an alternative agent for those patients who can take neither doxycycline nor amoxicillin.
Macrolide antibiotics are not recommended as first-line therapy for early Lyme disease E-I. When used, they should be reserved for patients who are intolerant of amoxicillin, doxycycline, and cefuroxime axetil.
Possible regimens for adults are as follows: azithromycin, 500 mg orally daily for 7—10 days; erythromycin, 500 mg orally 4 times daily for 14—21 days; and clarithromycin, 500 mg orally twice daily for 14—21 days.
Patients treated with macrolides should be closely followed. Ceftriaxone 2 g iv daily, although effective, is not superior to oral agents and is not recommended as a first-line agent for treatment of Lyme disease in the absence of neurological involvement or third-degree atrioventricular heart block E-I.
The use of ceftriaxone 2 g once daily iv for 14—28 days in early Lyme disease is recommended for acute neurological disease manifested by meningitis or radiculopathy B-II.
Patients with first- or second-degree atrioventricular heart block associated with early Lyme disease should be treated with the same antimicrobial regimens as patients with erythema migrans without carditis see paragraphs 1 and 2 of the recommendations in this section, above B-III.
We recommend that patients with third-degree atrioventricular heart block be treated with parenteral antibiotics such as ceftriaxone see paragraphs 5 and 6 of the recommendations in this section, above in the hospital, although there are no clinical trials to support this recommendation B-III.
Although antibiotic treatment does not hasten the resolution of seventh-cranial-nerve palsy associated with B. There was disagreement among panel members on the neurological evaluation of patients with seventh-cranial-nerve palsy. Some members perform a CSF examination on all patients with seventh-cranial-nerve palsy, whereas others reserve lumbar puncture for patients for whom there is strong clinical suspicion of CNS involvement e.
Treatment for pregnant patients can be identical to that for nonpregnant patients with the same disease manifestation, except that tetracyclines should be avoided B-III.
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