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Published: January 24

I was given an injection of antibiotics and a five-day course of Azithromycin tablets.

Comment from: TKT, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: January 03

I have been taking 500 mgs of Amoxicillin three times a day for 10 days. I'm on my third pill and starting to feel better already :)

Comment from: ClevelandGAL, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: December 13

I received Amoxicillin 875mg twice a day for 10 days and I felt 100% better after 24 hours on the medication.

Comment from: mybodyhatesme, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: December 05

Strep throat sucks. I am 35 and have never had strep before. This is very painful. I was at work in the morning and by the early evening my sore throat had progressed so much that I was nearly crying. Went to the doctor a day later, assuming I had strep, he gave me a culture test, positive for strep, he gave me a script for penicillin.

Published: November 15

A one-time injection of Bicillin was an effective treatment for my strep throat.

Comment from: rashard98, 13-18 Male (Caregiver) Published: September 26

My son has strep throat and was put on amoxicillin 875 mg twice a day.

Comment from: ihategerms, 25-34 Female Published: August 19

Never experience anything like this before! What the doctor prescribed for me is azithromycin. It's for 5 days but keeps working 6-10 days afterwards. Just want to get better. I don't have my tonsils anymore so, it's definitely been a experience I don't want to go through EVER again!

Comment from: 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: July 21

I was put on amoxicillin and I was told to take Tylenol to help reduce the swelling so I could eat and drink.

Comment from: Ssutton, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: May 18

I took Amoxicillin for 10 days, and it came back one week after I finished it. Then I was on a Z-pak and that didn't take my symptoms away. Then they put me on Augmentin. I hope it does it this time. I've been battling this for a month.

Published: May 17

Penicillin VK 500mg Tabs. 1 Tab four times daily for 10 days (every six hours). Four Hydrocodon-Acetaminophen 5-500 AKA Vicodin, 1 to 2 tabs every six hours as needed.

Comment from: Leilani, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: July 25

I was given a 10 day amoxicillin, after 3 days I was not feeling any better, so I decided to double the amount prescribed,(it was over the weekend) I am on the 5th day, the pain is not as intense but I don't feel that I am cured yet, my throat is still tender to touch. Waiting to hear from my doctor about the possibility of getting another type of medication.

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