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Treatment doses

Scarlet fever

Phenoxymethylpenicillin (penicillin V) four times daily for 10 days Amoxicillin twice a day for 10 days
62.5 mg for children aged 1 month to 11 months 50 mg per kg once a day (max 1000 mg) or 25 mg per kg (max 500 mg)
125 mg for children aged 1 year to 5 years and 11 months
250 mg for children aged 6 years to 11 years and 11 months
250–500 mg for children aged 12 years to 17 years and 11 months
500 mg for adults

Azithromycin once a day for 5 days — 12 mg per kg (max 500 mg) for children aged 6 months to 11 years and 11 months (off-label indication), and 500 mg for children aged 12 years and over and adults[1]

Erythromycin is an alternative. Tetracyclines and sulfonamides should not be used.[2]

Phenoxymethylpenicillin. Children: 250 mg PO q8-12hr for 10 days. Adolescents: 250 mg PO q6hr or 500 mg PO q12hr for 10 days. On empty stomach.[3]

Herbal medicines


Drug Use Comments
Amphotericin B Example Example
Anidulafungin, Caspofungin, Micafungin Aspergillus and candidal infections Example
Fluconazole Candidal and other fungal infections, including coccidioidomycosis and cryptococcal infections Example
Flucytosine Candidal and cryptococcal infections Example
Isavuconazole Aspergillosis and mucormycosis Example
Itraconazole Fungal skin infections, histoplasmosis, blastomycosis, coccidioidomycosis, and sporotrichosis Example
SUBA-itraconazole Histoplasmosis, blastomycosis, and aspergillosis Example
Posaconazole Aspergillus, candidal, and many other fungal infections Example
Voriconazole Aspergillus and candidal infections, fusariosis, and scedosporiosis Example


Books on drugs

  1. "CKS is only available in the UK". NICE. Retrieved 19 December 2022.
  2. "Scarlet Fever Medication: Antibiotics". Retrieved 19 December 2022.
  3. "Pen Vee K, Penicillin V (penicillin VK) dosing, indications, interactions, adverse effects, and more". Retrieved 19 December 2022.
  4. Dennehy, Cathi E.; Tsourounis, Candy (2020). "65. Dietary supplements & herbal medicines". In Katzung, Bertram G.; Trevor, Anthony J. (eds.). Basic and Clinical Pharmacology (15th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill. pp. 1179–1194. ISBN 978-1-260-45231-0.
  5. Revankar, Sanjay G. (April 2021). "Overview of Fungal Infections - Infections". MSD Manual Consumer Version. Archived from the original on 2 September 2021. Retrieved 2 September 2021.