Azithromycin News and Research

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Azithromycin, also known as Zithromax, belongs to the class of medicines known as antibacterials orantibiotics. These medicines kill bacteria (small organisms that can cause infection in humans) or stopbacteria from growing. Patients with weakened immune systems, includingpeople with HIV, tend to have more frequent andmore serious bacterial infections. Azithromycinwas approved by the FDA on June 14, 1996, formany uses, including the prevention and treatmentof Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) inpersons with advanced HIV infection. It is alsobeing investigated to see how well it works inpreventing other kinds of bacterial infections inpeople with HIV.
Outpatient healthcare providers inappropriately prescribe antibiotics to 40% of patients

Outpatient healthcare providers inappropriately prescribe antibiotics to 40% of patients

Antibiotic levels in water and potential risk of drug-resistant bugs

Antibiotic levels in water and potential risk of drug-resistant bugs

Antibiotics can effectively target and eliminate senescent cells

Antibiotics can effectively target and eliminate senescent cells

Oral antibiotic shows promise to cure uncomplicated gonorrhea

Oral antibiotic shows promise to cure uncomplicated gonorrhea

New Euro-GASP program monitors continued effectiveness of treatment regimen for gonorrhea

New Euro-GASP program monitors continued effectiveness of treatment regimen for gonorrhea

New report highlights continuing threat of antimicrobial resistance by dangerous bacteria

New report highlights continuing threat of antimicrobial resistance by dangerous bacteria

QUT researcher highlights growing impact of non-prescription antibiotics supply in pharmacies

QUT researcher highlights growing impact of non-prescription antibiotics supply in pharmacies

Blood telomeres can help predict risk of disease worsening or death in COPD patients

Blood telomeres can help predict risk of disease worsening or death in COPD patients

ECDC whole genome sequencing study helps understand prevalence of drug-resistant gonorrhea

ECDC whole genome sequencing study helps understand prevalence of drug-resistant gonorrhea

SpeeDx signs distribution agreement with Serosep to strengthen sales in the UK and Ireland

SpeeDx signs distribution agreement with Serosep to strengthen sales in the UK and Ireland

Bacterial 'gene swapping' affects emergence and spread of infectious diseases

Bacterial 'gene swapping' affects emergence and spread of infectious diseases

Super-gonorrhea bug infects UK man

Super-gonorrhea bug infects UK man

Inappropriate antibiotic prescribing linked to patient's age and race, study shows

Inappropriate antibiotic prescribing linked to patient's age and race, study shows

Combination therapy with azithromycin found to be unnecessary in most children with pneumonia

Combination therapy with azithromycin found to be unnecessary in most children with pneumonia

Campylobacter infection outbreak linked to puppies

Campylobacter infection outbreak linked to puppies

Rise in antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea, WHO report reveals

Rise in antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea, WHO report reveals

Entasis and GARDP partner to develop oral antibiotic for treatment of drug-resistant gonorrhea

Entasis and GARDP partner to develop oral antibiotic for treatment of drug-resistant gonorrhea

Study: Antibiotic therapy does not work for nearly one in four adults with community-acquired pneumonia

Study: Antibiotic therapy does not work for nearly one in four adults with community-acquired pneumonia

Treating animals may be part of global strategy to eradicate tropical diseases, study suggests

Treating animals may be part of global strategy to eradicate tropical diseases, study suggests

Personal fish calculator reveals safety of seafood

Personal fish calculator reveals safety of seafood