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What is the maximum duration of treatment with ampicillin 500mg twice a day for skinn infection once the infection is cleared?

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Pharmacist: Dr. Bridget, Pharmacist replied 6 months ago

Hi! I’m Dr Bridget.
The recommended treatment duration is 5-14 days for most skin infections. Milder infections require fewer days of treatment than more severe ones. If your symptoms do not clear during this time, the cause of the infection and antibiotic selection should be reevaluated.
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