When it comes to treating periodontal infections doctors traditionally prescribe a combination of amoxicillin and metronidazole. Often times these drugs, also called adjunctive treatment, are the most common choice of medication that goes together with the first step of periodontal therapy. However, it was recently discovered that metronidazole and amoxicillin together when it comes to treating periodontal infections as compared with using azithromycin tablets alone. The drugs azithromycin tablets are not only antibiotic medications but also drugs that possess immune-modulating and inflammatory capabilities. These amazing benefits are absent even with the combination of metronidazole and amoxicillin. Due to this, azithromycin tablets were studied as an effective alternative treatment for periodontal infections.
Clinical studies were designed where patients were allowed to take azithromycin tablets for 3 days. The results showed better results than those who took metronidazole and amoxicillin together in 7 days. And since the dosage of azithromycin tablets needed to treat the infections is 12 times lesser than the combination of amoxicillin and metronidazole, the latter drugs have higher chances of developing bacterial resistance as compared with azithromycin tablets. And since the benefits of using azithromycin tablets is more beneficial, it is therefore more effective and efficient to use azithromycin tablets instead of the traditional combination of the medications mentioned above. Continue reading “Azithromycin Tablets as Periodontal Treatment” »