Comparison of two oral forms of erythromycin in the treatment of acute respiratory tract infections. A multicentre general practice study.

@article{Macklin1989ComparisonOT,
  title={Comparison of two oral forms of erythromycin in the treatment of acute respiratory tract infections. A multicentre general practice study.},
  author={Jonny Macklin and Regina M. Barden and Sl Coles},
  journal={The Journal of international medical research},
  year={1989},
  volume={17 3},
  pages={
          287-94
        }
}
A total of 1244 patients with acute upper or lower respiratory tract infection were randomized to receive, twice daily for 7 days, either capsules of enteric-coated pellets of erythromycin base at a dose of 1 g/day or erythromycin ethylsuccinate tablets at a dose of 2 g/day in a single-blind, multicentre study. The efficacy of each formulation was similar, with about 90% of patients who had completed at least 5 days of treatment being reported as either cured or improved. Gastro-intestinal… CONTINUE READING
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