Treatment

Medications

As soon as your doctor suspects that you have plague, you'll need to be admitted to a hospital. There, you'll receive powerful antibiotics, such as:

  • Gentamicin
  • Doxycycline (Vibramycin)
  • Ciprofloxacin (Cipro)
  • Levofloxacin (Levaquin)
March 15, 2016
References
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  4. Plague and other Yersinia infections. Merck Manual Professional Version. http://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/infectious-diseases/gram-negative-bacilli/plague-and-other-yersinia-infections. Accessed Dec. 28, 2015.