oa SA Pharmaceutical Journal - Respiratory tract infections and high-dose short-course antibiotic therapy : review

Volume 76, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 2221-5875
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1017



Common respiratory tract infections often have a bacterial cause and antibiotics are the appropriate choice of therapy. In order to maximise patient adherence, some antibiotics have been investigated for use at higher dosages for a shorter period of time. These new dosing recommendations may help in reducing non-adherence with antibiotics and may also aid in the prevention of bacterial resistance.

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