NOT using azithromycin or other macrolides for most acute respiratory infections

More experts now recommend NOT using azithromycin or other macrolides for most acute respiratory infections.

Azithromycin is especially popular because it's well tolerated...and can be given just once daily for 3 to 5 days.

But pneumococcal infections are becoming more resistant to macrolides than to penicillin. And strains that are resistant to penicillin are usually also resistant to macrolides.

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