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Antibiotics are generally used to treat M. pneumoniae infections.  With treatment, full recovery is expected.  It is important to note that penicillin is not used to treat M. pneumoniae infection because of the lack of a cell wall, which penicillin attacks.  Below is a list of the most commonly used antibiotics used to treat M. pneumoniae infection.

 Tetracycline

      Administered over a period of one to four weeks

      Works by disrupting translation and thereby inhibiting growth

      Unsafe to use during pregnancy

Clarithiomycin

      Administered over a period of one to two weeks

      Works by disrupting translation and thereby inhibiting growth

      Safety during pregnancy not established

Erythromycin

      Administered over a period of seven to ten days

      Works by inhibiting cell growth

      Generally safe to use during pregnancy

Azithromycin

      Administered over a period of about five days

      Generally safe to use during pregnancy

      Most common drug used to treat M. pneumoniae infection

 

 

   

 

 

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