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What antibiotic is used to treat bronchitis?

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Antibiotics used to treat bronchitis include the generic drugs amoxicillin, azithromycin, amoxicillin/clavulanate potassium, cefixime, and sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim, according to Drugs.com. The brand names for the antibiotics include Amoxil, Azithromycin Dose Pack, Augmentin, Ceftin and Bactrim. Antibiotics kill bacteria in the body.

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Studies show antibiotics prescribed for acute bronchitis may cause patients to develop antibiotic resistance and to suffer other side effects, according to WebMD. Cefixime, a cephalosporin antibiotic, may increase the risk of side effects in patients taking warfarin and other anticoagulants. Patients with kidney or liver problems should consult their doctor before taking cefixime, amoxicillin/clavulanate potassium, or sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim to avoid adverse reactions, according to Drugs.com.

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