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Common antibiotic ineffective for uncomplicated respiratory tract infection
Common antibiotic ineffective for uncomplicated respiratory tract infection

(January 2, 2013 - Insidermedicine)

From Southampton - Amoxicilin is ineffective for treating respiratory tract infecions, according to a report published in the Lancet. Researchers studied over 2,000 adults with uncomplicated lower respiratory tract infection, randomizing participants to receive the antibiotic or placebo 3x a day for a week. Results showed that there was little difference in severity or duration of symptoms between the two groups. Those taking amoxicilin were more likely to suffer side effects such as nausea, rash and diarrhea.

 
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