Best Antibiotic for Sinus Infections

There is no "best" antibiotic for all cases of sinusitis (sinus infection). The choice of antibiotic your healthcare provider recommends will depend on several factors, such as:
 
  • The type of sinus infection (acute versus chronic)
  • Your symptoms
  • Other treatments that have been tried
  • Other medical conditions you have.
     
Antibiotics that might be prescribed for an acute sinus infection include:
 
For a chronic sinus infection, the best antibiotic may be one of (or a combination of) the following:
 
(To learn more about this topic, click Sinus Infection (Sinusitis) Medicines. This article offers a guide to commonly used medications, including information on why antibiotics are not always the best treatment for sinus infections.)
 
 
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