Effect of Ceftriaxone versus Amoxicillin + Clavulanic Acid for Treatment of Acute Bacterial Rhino Sinusitis: Short Course Therapy


  • Malath Azeez Al-Saadi Pharmacology and Toxicology, College of Dentistry, University of Babylon, Hilla
  • Safaa Sahib Naji Sultan Surgery Department, College of Medicine, University of Babylon, Hilla




Acute bacterial rhino sinusitis, Amoxicillin clavulanic acid, Ceftriaxone


BACKGROUND: Acute bacterial rhinosinusitis is one of upper respiratory tract infection that disturbs patient life and requires special consideration.

AIM: To evaluate the efficiency of Ceftriaxone versus a high dose of Amoxicillin-clavulanic acid for the treatment of acute bacterial rhinosinusitis.

PATIENTS AND METHOD: Observational retrospective study include120 patients of both sex classified into two groups equally conducted. G1 treated with Ceftriaxone 1 g intramuscular injection once daily while, G2 treated with oral Amoxicillin-clavulanic acid (875 mg/125 mg) twice daily for 3-4 days then, the outcome of treatment evaluated as a cure or failed at the fifth or fourth day of treatment.

RESULTS: Significant cure response observed in Ceftriaxone treated patient's P ≤ 0.05 and significant failure response observed in Amoxicillin-clavulanic acid-treated patients when groups compared with each other. About gender and age groups, no significant differences in number between group 1 and 2 P ≥ 0.05.

CONCLUSION: Ceftriaxone found more effective in the treatment of acute bacterial sinusitis than Amoxicillin+ clavulanic acid. Amoxicillin+clavulanic acid associated with more male failure cases recorded than female.


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Al-Saadi MA, Sultan SSN. Effect of Ceftriaxone versus Amoxicillin + Clavulanic Acid for Treatment of Acute Bacterial Rhino Sinusitis: Short Course Therapy. Open Access Maced J Med Sci [Internet]. 2018 Aug. 16 [cited 2021 Jun. 25];6(8):1419-22. Available from: https://oamjms.eu/index.php/mjms/article/view/oamjms.2018.329



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