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Am Fam Physician. 2022;106(4):379

What is the preferred first-line treatment for children with functional constipation?

Polyethylene glycol (Miralax) is first-line treatment for functional constipation in children.

What is the preferred treatment for chlamydia?

Treat chlamydia preferentially with doxycycline, 100 mg twice per day for seven days; azithromycin (Zithromax), 1 g, is an acceptable alternative, is preferred in pregnancy, and may be more appropriate for patients with confidentiality concerns or those unable to adhere to seven-day regimens.

What is the preferred treatment for gonorrhea?

Treat gonorrhea with a single intramuscular dose of ceftriaxone, 500 mg (in patients weighing less than 300 lb [136 kg]) or 1,000 mg (in patients weighing more than 300 lb); cotreatment with azithromycin (Zithromax) or doxycycline is no longer required.

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