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Indications include:

  • infections due to:
    • brucella
    • chlamydia
    • mycoplasma
    • rickettsia
  • exacerbations of chronic bronchitis
  • acne vulgaris - reserved "for those patients who do not improve with one of the first line drugs" (BMJ editorial)
  • pleural effusions due to cirrhosis or malignancy
  • meningococcal carrier state

Last reviewed 01/2018