Azithromycin reduces COPD exacerbation in a study

08/24/2011 | HealthDay News

A study of 1,142 people with advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease found that those who were given 250 milligrams of antibiotic azithromycin daily for one year had a 27% reduced risk of flare-ups compared with those who received placebo. Researchers noted in The New England Journal of Medicine that those who took the antibiotic also reported improvements in their quality of life.

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