Synopsis: Prior studies have shown conflicting data for the efficacy of azithromycin for chronic asthma. A study by Gibson and colleagues offers new support for the chronic use of this medication in select populations with uncontrolled disease.
Source: Gibson PG, Yang IA, Upham JW, et al. Effect of azithromycin on asthma exacerbations and quality of life in adults with persistent uncontrolled asthma (AMAZES): a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Lancet 2017;390(10095):659–668.