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Table 1. Percent of Children Ages 30 Months to 13 Years With Unresponsive Acute Otitis Media by Type and Cost of Oral Antibiotics

Research in Action, Issue 8

AntibioticCost range
(10-day course)
Percent of children prescribed a second course of antibiotics
Within 10 daysWithin 24 days
Amoxicillin$2.94-$5.882.811.6
Amoxicillin/clavulanate$48.70-$97.443.113.3
Cefaclor$41.83-$86.162.210.7
Cefixime$44.33-$86.162.112.9
Erythromycin with sulfa$24.99-$48.363.312.3
Trimethoprim with sulfa$1.35-$6.921.813.4

Source: Berman S, Byrns PJ, Bondy J, et al. Otitis media-related antibiotic prescribing patterns, outcomes, and expenditures in a pediatric Medicaid population. Pediatrics 1997; 100(4):585-92.

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Current as of September 2002
Internet Citation: Table 1. Percent of Children Ages 30 Months to 13 Years With Unresponsive Acute Otitis Media by Type and Cost of Oral Antibiotics: Research in Action, Issue 8. September 2002. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/factsheets/pharmaceutical/rxtherapies/rxriatab1.html