Pharmacologic Highlights

Medication or Drug Class

Dosage

Description

Rationale

Doxycycline

100 mg PO bid

Antibiotic

Inhibits protein synthesis and bacterial growth; course of antibiotics is generally for 3 wk; drug of choice for adults; may need home IV therapy if chronic Lyme disease occurs (highlight box continues on page 588)

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Pharmacologic Highlights (continued)

Medication or Drug Class

Dosage

Description

Rationale

Other antibiotics

Varies with

Amoxicillin, tetracycline,

Combats infection; course of antibi

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