I concur with Dr Herman re treatment of pharyngitis--however using IM
benzathine PCN is useful when the patient can't afford antibiotics/or will not
be reliable in taking same. Granted treating enough patients with any given
med will eventually produce adverse reactions---but on the whole Bicillin LA
is much less toxic and has a longer track record than some of the other
medications we give to children without as clear an indication.
Maricopa Medical Center
Try? There is no try...only do or not do.
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