Search Tag: Azithromycin

ICU Management

COVID-19: Hydroxychloroquine With or Without Azithromycin

2020 28 Jul

Hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin have been used to treat COVID-19 patients, but there is very little evidence with respect to the safety and efficacy of this treatment strategy. Hydroxychloroquine has antiviral effects, and combined with azithromycin, it was believed that it could decrease SARS-CoV-2 viral load (based on results from a small,... Read more

ICU Management

Association Between Hydroxychloroquine or Azithromycin and In-Hospital Mortality

2020 18 May

As of May 2020, at least a quarter of a million people worldwide have died from COVID-19. Over the past four months, many treatments have been suggested for this disease but none have worked so far. Hydroxychloroquine has been too much in the news, in particular.  Laboratory evidence has indicated that the use of hydroxychloroquine can inhibit the... Read more

Executive Health Management

Warnings about Potential Treatments for COVID-19

2020 09 Apr

An early-released review warns about potentially serious adverse events for chloroquine, hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin when used to treat and prevent COVID-19 . It comes only days after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had removed guidelines for using hydroxychloroquine as a potential treatment.  ... Read more

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