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Whether you’re allergic to penicillin or are just looking for another antibiotic, these drugs serve as alternative options to amoxicillin

Potential Alternatives for Amoxicillin

Below are potential alternatives to this drug that many physicians prescribe to their patients. Depending upon what bacteria the physician is treating and what indication the below options may not be suitable. There are many alternatives to amoxicillin.


Clarithromycin is an antibiotic that is also used to fight off bacterial infections of the skin and lungs.  (there are other uses for this medication)


Doxycycline is an antibiotic that kills and prevents the growth of bacteria, just like amoxicillin.  (there are other uses for this medication)


Erythromycin is a drug that can fight off infections and treat acne. (there are other uses for this medication)

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