[Azithromycin in dentistry and oral surgery]

Jpn J Antibiot. 2000 Jun:53 Suppl B:117-24.
[Article in Japanese]

Abstract

Azithromycin has adequate tissue levels for 7 days with a 3 day treatment regimen. The antibacterial activity is excellent. In dental infections, recurrence of infection happens when antibiotics cause a temporary improvement in symptoms but the etiologic agent is not eradicated. Azithromycin produces a "focused" cure and is an appropriate antibiotic for these infections. For this reason, the antibiotic was approved.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • English Abstract
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Anti-Infective Agents / therapeutic use
  • Azithromycin / pharmacokinetics
  • Azithromycin / pharmacology
  • Azithromycin / therapeutic use*
  • Bacteria / drug effects
  • Bacteria / isolation & purification
  • Bacterial Infections / drug therapy*
  • Bacterial Infections / microbiology
  • Clinical Trials as Topic
  • Double-Blind Method
  • Drug Resistance, Bacterial
  • Fluoroquinolones*
  • Humans
  • Naphthyridines / therapeutic use
  • Periodontal Diseases / drug therapy*
  • Periodontal Diseases / microbiology
  • Treatment Outcome

Substances

  • Anti-Infective Agents
  • Fluoroquinolones
  • Naphthyridines
  • Azithromycin
  • tosufloxacin