A double-blind taste comparison of pediatric antibiotic suspensions

Steele, Russell W., Estrada, Benjamin, Begue, Rodolfo E., Mirza, Ayesha, Travillion, David A. and Thomas, Mathew P. (1997) A double-blind taste comparison of pediatric antibiotic suspensions. Clinical Pediatrics, 36 4: 193-199. doi:10.1177/000992289703600402

Author Steele, Russell W.
Estrada, Benjamin
Begue, Rodolfo E.
Mirza, Ayesha
Travillion, David A.
Thomas, Mathew P.
Title A double-blind taste comparison of pediatric antibiotic suspensions
Journal name Clinical Pediatrics   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0009-9228
Publication date 1997-04
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/000992289703600402
Volume 36
Issue 4
Start page 193
End page 199
Total pages 7
Place of publication Thousand Oaks, CA, United States
Publisher Sage Publications
Language eng
Abstract This study examined the palatability of 22 antimicrobial suspensions by using five independent categories for scoring: appearance, smell, texture, taste, and aftertaste. The likely overall influence on patient compliance was also evaluated. Drugs were compared within their respective classes. The only antibiotics judged to be so unpalatable as to potentiallyjeopardize compliance were dicloxacillin, oxacillin, erythromycin/sulfisoxazole, and cefpodoxime. Among the penicillins, amoxicillin and ampicillin were preferred. Azithromycin was slightly superior to erythromycin and clarithromycin within the macrolide class. Many cephalosporins were ranked quite high, the best being loracarbef, cefadroxyl, cefprozil, and cefixime.
Q-Index Code C1
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Institutional Status Non-UQ

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