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J Chemother. 1994 Oct;6(5):322-7.

Therapeutic efficacy and tolerability of brodimoprim in comparison with doxycycline in acute sinusitis in adults.

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ENT Department, University Hospital, Heidelberg, Germany.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To compare efficacy and tolerability of brodimoprim tablets with doxycycline tablets in adults with acute sinusitis.

DESIGN:

Open, randomized, controlled phase III study, with parallel groups.

PATIENTS:

Of the 70 enrolled patients, 56 adults of both sexes with a mean age of 33 years were evaluable. STUDY DRUGS: One brodimoprim 200mg tablet or one doxycycline 100mg tablet was administered once daily for 8 to 12 days (on the first treatment day all patients received the loading dose consisting of 2 tablets of the corresponding compound).

CLINICAL OUTCOME:

In the brodimoprim group 96.4% of the patients were judged cured/improved; in the doxycycline group 96.2%. BACTERIOLOGICAL OUTCOME: Eradication of the causative pathogen/s was achieved in 87.5% of the patients treated with brodimoprim and in 60% of the doxycycline group. SAFETY OUTCOME: Tolerability was judged as very good/good in 89.7% of the patients treated with brodimoprim and in all patients receiving doxycycline. Gastrointestinal skin, CNS and various other reactions were reported by 13 patients; 3 of them had to discontinue treatment. Discontinuation of therapy: 8 more patients withdrew from the study due to inactivity of the compound or reasons unrelated to the drugs.

CONCLUSION:

Brodimoprim was shown to be effective in the treatment of acute sinusitis in adults, its efficacy being equal to that of doxycycline. The assessments showed a positive clinical response to the medication in 96.4% of the patients treated with brodimoprim and 96.2% of the patients taking doxycycline. Both compounds were well tolerated and all side effects were of mild nature and reversible.

PMID:
7861197
DOI:
10.1080/1120009x.1994.11741167
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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