View Full Version : zithromax- preventing pseudo from becoming mucoid

05-30-2006, 11:17 PM
Is this what zithro does also helping with inflammation? My doc is recommending me to use this 3x/week. He said it does help inflammation wise and also will help keep the pseudo growth down.

05-31-2006, 12:05 AM
My doc has me on Zithro 3x a week. It helps reduce inflammation and irritation to the lungs, resulting in less exacerbations. It doesn't prevent or treat Pseudo.

05-31-2006, 12:11 AM
Zithromax is given more to help with inflamation, however, there have been studies done which show that it does interfere with the outer wall of PA.

<a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="http://aac.asm.org/cgi/content/full/49/4/1377">http://aac.asm.org/cgi/content/full/49/4/1377</a>

05-31-2006, 02:22 AM
Great link. I have been looking for that info forever.

Zithro has been shown to destroy PA biofilm.

Good info <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

05-31-2006, 03:37 AM
I was on Zithromax for one year and it did cut down on my pseudo growth. I am a transplant patient so it is not the same but I did like the drug.

05-31-2006, 11:40 AM
Is mucoid pseudo really bad??? I noticed I have cultured that before.

Jennifer 34 years old with CF and CFRD

05-31-2006, 12:07 PM
<img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-mad.gif" border="0">it's more difficult to treat with antibiotics, yes

05-31-2006, 12:34 PM
Biofilm - the steel plated armor of the bacteria world. Tis not a good.