The antibiotics include those of the tetracycline family such as Doxycycline (Vibramycin) and Minocycline (Minocin). Also, the antibiotics of the macrolide family including erythromycin, azithromycin (Zithromax) and clarithromycin (Biaxin). Other antibiotics are used when appropriate such as oral or intravenous Clindamycin.
*The information in this website is not intended to replace a rheumatology textbook nor be a complete update of the rheumatology scientific literature. It should not be misconstrued as personal medical advice. Rather, it portrays Dr. Al Robert Franco's interests in the field of rheumatology, namely, the interrelationship between infections and rheumatic diseases and how this applies to the treatment of arthritis.