Treatments and drugsBy Mayo Clinic staff
As soon as your doctor suspects that you have plague, you'll need to be admitted to an isolation room in a hospital. There, you'll receive powerful antibiotics, such as:
- Doxycycline (Vibramycin)
- Ciprofloxacin (Cipro)
In addition, the Food and Drug Administration has approved another antibiotic, levofloxacin (Levaquin), for treatment of plague.
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