Typhoid Fever Treatment: Antibiotics
The first and most common prescribed antibiotic is ciprofloxacin. This is a quinolone antibiotic that works to stop the growth of bacteria. This only treats bacterial, and not viral, infections. An alternative drug to this is the similarly-built antibiotic called ofloxacin. Both these drugs are often taken as tablets.
However, some strains of Salmonella typhi bacteria have become resistant to this due to historical misuse and complications with antibiotic resistance.
In case the bacteria is a strain resistant to ciprofloxacin and ofloxacin, another antibiotic called azithromycin is prescribed. This also stops the growth of bacteria. Like all antibiotics, the dosage of this medicine is specific to the vitals of the person taking it, and the scale of infection.
This could also be prescribed for chest, mouth, or throat infections like sinusitis. Often, this is prescribed in tablet form.