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The cure for Lyme disease generally consists of taking antibiotics for a few weeks. Certain forms of Lyme disease may require treatment with intravenous (IV) antibiotics. Antibiotic treatment as a cure for Lyme disease typically lasts about 14-28 days.
In most cases, the cure for Lyme disease involves a few weeks of taking antibiotics by mouth. Oral antibiotics commonly used to cure Lyme disease include:
Patients with certain neurological or cardiac forms of Lyme disease may require intravenous (IV) treatment to cure their Lyme disease. Medications used for this type of treatment can include:
Patients treated with antibiotics in the early stages of a Lyme disease infection usually recover rapidly and completely. Antibiotic treatment as a cure for Lyme disease can range from 14-28 days.
A few patients, particularly those who are first diagnosed with later stages of the disease, may have persistent or recurrent symptoms. These patients may benefit from a second 4-week course of antibiotic therapy. Longer courses of antibiotic treatment have not been shown to be beneficial and have been linked to serious complications, including death.