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.
Blocking key mineral uptake could prevent gonorrhea infection

Blocking key mineral uptake could prevent gonorrhea infection

New measure identifies patterns of pediatric antibiotic use around the world

New measure identifies patterns of pediatric antibiotic use around the world

IVI and MCRI to coordinate global push for developing vaccine against Strep A bacteria

IVI and MCRI to coordinate global push for developing vaccine against Strep A bacteria

UIC to lead $14.6 million, multi-center COPD research project

UIC to lead $14.6 million, multi-center COPD research project

Combination of antibiotics prevents cancer cells from motoring

Combination of antibiotics prevents cancer cells from motoring

Gonorrhea cases on the rise in EU/EEA countries

Gonorrhea cases on the rise in EU/EEA countries

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