Search Tag: Azithromycin

ICU Management

Azithromycin may reduce treatment failure in acute COPD exacerbations

2019 08 May

Low‐dose azithromycin may reduce treatment failure in patients hospitalised for acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). This finding is from a multicentre, randomised controlled trial published online in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.    The antibiotic azithromycin prevents acute exacerbations... Read more

Cardiology Management

Azithromycin Not Linked to Increased Arrhythmia Risk

2017 18 Apr

The commonly used antibiotic azithromycin is not linked to an increased risk of ventricular arrhythmia, an often life-threatening rapid, irregular heartbeat, according to a large study published in Canadian Medical Association Journal. This finding provides clarity among conflicting results from previous studies that investigated whether people taking... Read more