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Trial shows azithromycin is no better than vitamin C for bronchitis

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7347.1175/a (Published 18 May 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:1175
  1. Roger Dobson
  1. Abergavenny

    An antibiotic commonly prescribed for acute bronchitis is no better than low doses of vitamin C, according to new research.

    A double blind, randomised controlled trial has concluded that azithromycin is ineffective and should not be prescribed for acute bronchitis.

    A report of the research (Lancet 2002;359:1648-54) says that every year in the United States some 10 million adults seek treatment for acute bronchitis …

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