Companies Report Shortages Of Common Antibiotic

  • The common antibiotic amoxicillin is reportedly in short supply, according to three of the largest manufacturers of the drug.
  • Amoxicillin is most often used to treat bacterial infections in children, such as ear infections, and bacterial sinus and throat infections.
  • The drug comes in capsules, tablets, and chewable tablets, but children use the liquid form of amoxicillin, which is said to be most impacted.
  • Though amoxicillin is a “first-line” therapy, there are other antibiotics that can be prescribed for patients, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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