Is Erythromycin Stearate a good substitute for the macrolide component (Azithromycin) suggested in the Wheldon protocol?

I've read a number of discussions on here regarding using a variety of different macrolides in place of what's suggested by Dr. Wheldon.

 

Is erythromycin stearate a good choice?

 

I know erythromycin estolate would not work well, long-term, because of the high probability for liver issues.

Is there a chart comparing macrolide activity against CPN available, or is anyone familiar enough with the literature to be able to rank the macrolides,  in terms of effectiveness against CPN?

I know it's difficult to say that one antibiotic is best, or 'most effective',  because effectiveness depends on a number of different properties, in terms of penetration of different tissues, and other considerations, but in the end, there has to be a 'best treatment', at least on an individual basis.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Erithromycin seems not to be as effective as azithromycin and clarithromycin against Cpn:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC163084/  ....................... Sarah

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You might do some research on the contraindications for it's long term use.  Off the top of my head I cannot be specific, but I seem to recall there are reasons more reasons that it is not one of the alternates.

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