There is a clear trade off between the use of macrolides to prevent exacerbations in severe asthma and the likelihood of patients experiencing adverse events such as gastrointestinal symptoms. Dr Chris Cates, co-ordinating editor of the Cochrane Airways Review Group in the UK, told the TSANZSRS 2019 meeting that a 2015 review of the evidence found ...
Antibiotics prevent asthma exacerbations, but at a cost
By Mardi Chapman
2 Apr 2019