Is amoxicillin better than placebo for adults with acute maxillary sinusitis?
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Amoxicillin may be better than placebo for acute sinusitis in adults. (SOR C, based on limited evidence in 1 systematic review.) The prudent physician should remember that antibiotics are more likely to be beneficial for patients who have undergone advanced workups and that more than two-thirds of sinusitis cases resolve spontaneously. (SOR A, based on systematic reviews.)
Evidence Based Practice 11(4): 07+.