Drug - Azasite® (azithromycin) ophthalmic solution, 1% [Inspire Pharmaceuticals]
Therapeutic area - Ocular
AzaSite (azithromycin) is indicated for the treatment of bacterial conjunctivitis caused by susceptible isolates of the following microorganisms:
*Efficacy for this organism was studied in fewer than 10 infections.
AzaSite is the first macrolide ophthalmic antibiotic for bacterial conjunctivitis. It is more effective than placebo (63% vs. 50%, AzaSite and placebo, respectively) under clinical trial conditions. It is not clear that this drug is any more effective than other therapies also used for bacterial conjunctivitis.
Patient has bacterial conjunctivitis and has had failure or intolerance to at least two generically available ophthalmic antibiotics.
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