Does anyone on the Asthma UK Team (or other Professionals reading this) know if the Antibiotic Azithromycin is Licensed in the UK for Asthma Treatment to tackle related bacterial lung infection?
I’m aware that Azithromycin is licensed in the UK for some Repiratory conditions, including some kinds of bronchiectasis.
If Azithromycin is NOT licensed in the UK for Asthma, then is discretionary ‘Off Licence’ Prescribing by UK GPs / Consultants (based on flexibly granted to them by the BMJ) something that occurs: quite often, rarely, never?
I’m asking to try and determine whether, if I ask for it, I’m likely to get it prescribed for my Asthma by either an NHS or Private GP / Consultant.
Have any UK suffers reading this been prescribed Azithromycin for Asthma, if so, was that through the NHS or via a Private Consultant PLUS for what length of time, and with what outcome? (Also, were there any major side effects?).
We’re you prescribe it as part of a clinical trial, or just routinely by your GP or Consultant? Was receiving it conditional on you having any special tests (and which ones)?
Also keen to know what, if any, Macrolide Group Antibiotics in general are licensed for periods of use greater than 2 Weeks for Asthma in the UK?
As always, thanks in advance for your answers, thoughts and comments.