Add azithromycin to control difficult asthma: study

People with poorly controlled asthma can almost halve their number of exacerbations by taking azithromycin, a landmark Australian study shows.

Macrolide antibiotic may be a better add-on therapy than oral corticosteroids or monoclonal antibody therapies such as omalizumab for patients with severe asthma, according to researchers from the Hunter Medical Research Institute in Newcastle, NSW.

Oral azithromycin 500mg three times a week was associated with a significant reduction in asthma exacerbations and significant improvement in asthma

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