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Zithromax Helped Reader Breathe Easier

Zithromax Helped Reader Breathe Easier

Q. I have had COPD for decades. After taking azithromycin for about 15 weeks I am feeling well for the first time in over 20 years.

A. A placebo-controlled study found that the antibiotic azithromycin can reduce flare-ups associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), an inflammatory condition that makes it difficult to breathe (New England Journal of Medicine, Aug. 25, 2011). The downsides of long-term azithromycin include hearing loss, digestive distress, rash, itching, dizziness or serious allergic reactions.

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Terry Graedon, PhD, is a medical anthropologist and co-host of The People’s Pharmacy radio show, co-author of The People’s Pharmacy syndicated newspaper columns and numerous books, and co-founder of The People’s Pharmacy website. Terry taught in the Duke University School of Nursing and was an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology. She is a Fellow of the Society of Applied Anthropology. Terry is one of the country's leading authorities on the science behind folk remedies. .
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