Cookie policy: This site uses cookies (small files stored on your computer) to simplify and improve your experience of this website. Cookies are small text files stored on the device you are using to access this website. For more information please take a look at our terms and conditions. Some parts of the site may not work properly if you choose not to accept cookies.

Join

Subscribe or Register

Existing user? Login

Antibiotics can improve symptom resolution in otitis media

By News Team

Treatment of children suffering from otitis media with amoxicillin plus clavulanic acid can reduce the time to resolution of symptoms, conclude the authors of a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine (2011;364:105).

Researchers randomised 291 children (aged six to 23 months) with otitis media to receive either amoxicillin plus clavulanic acid or placebo for 10 days.

The resolution of symptoms occurred by day 2 in 20% of the children given the antibiotic, by day 4 in 41%, and by day 7 in 67%; the corresponding values for children given placebo were 14%, 36%, and 53% (P=0.04 for the overall comparison).

Citation: Clinical Pharmacist URI: 11067334

Have your say

For commenting, please login or register as a user and agree to our Community Guidelines. You will be re-directed back to this page where you will have the ability to comment.

Recommended from Pharmaceutical Press

  • Prescribing Medicines for Children

    Prescribing Medicines for Children

    Prescribing Medicines for Children is designed to improve understanding on all aspects of paediatric prescribing, from the development of suitable drugs through to their practical administration.

    £60.00Buy now

Search an extensive range of the world’s most trusted resources

Powered by MedicinesComplete
  • Print
  • Share
  • Comment
  • Save
  • Print Friendly Version of this pagePrint Get a PDF version of this webpagePDF

Newsletter Sign-up

Want to keep up with the latest news, comment and CPD articles in pharmacy and science? Subscribe to our free alerts.