The preferred way to treat anthrax is with antibiotics. The goal of antibiotics is to destroy the infection and prevent complications and death.
- Many antibiotics are effective against B. anthracis and include the following:
- Severely ill people may be given medications through an IV. Treatment may continue for several weeks.
- People exposed to anthrax may be given preventive antibiotics usually to be taken for 60 days.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 9/5/2012
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