this is to ask people’s thoughts / experience not a suggestion! Azithromycin works really well. It is in multiple guidelines due to 3 high quality trials showing benefit. The trials only lasted 12 months. Longer term it seems to still help but no proof of this. Perhaps some need to stay on, some could stop it: the guidelines state we just don’t know though
How many people take a break from azithromycin in the summer? What do people feel about joining a national trial of azithromycin continued vs stopping for 1 year or longer?
Who is the trial with?
Its being planned and would be across the UK; funded by the NHS (NIHR) if a grant bid is successful
I have been on azithromycin for about 12 years. 3 per week all year round. To be honest I would be frightened to alter that. The only time I stop them is when I require other antibiotics.
Same here for 10yrs and I did try a 3 month stoppage but felt bad so was told to continue without the break
I’ve been on Azithromycin for about 7 - 8 years and would be very reluctant to change my 3 a week. I do stop them when on another anti biotic for flare ups.