Amoxicillin of minimal benefit for purulent rhinorrhea

Schellhase, Kenneth G.; Fay, David L.
August 2002
Journal of Family Practice;Aug2002, Vol. 51 Issue 8, p672
Academic Journal
The article presents a study which examined the effect of amoxicillin in patients with upper respiratory tract infections involving purulent rhinorrhea. Treatment success rate on day 10 and the duration of general illness, pain and purulent rhinorrhea were the primary outcomes. Incidence of side effects and duration of sick leave were considered the secondary outcomes. A survey showed success for 35% in the amoxicillin group compared with 29% of the placebo-treated patients. There was no significant difference between groups for duration of general illness or pain.


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