Adverse events in people taking macrolide antibiotics versus placebo for any indication

Source:
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Publisher:
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Publication date:
25 February 2019

Abstract

Review (183 RCTs; n = 252,886) concluded that macrolides as a group clearly increased rates of GI adverse events. However, few trials listed adverse events as outcomes, reported on methods used for eliciting adverse events, or even detailed numbers who experienced adverse events.