Over the past decade, Dr. Malepati began looking at the problem of inappropriate antibiotic prescribing and use, and began to realize that the appropriate management of upper respiratory infections (URIs) was a fundamental problem in the U.S. healthcare system. URIs are the most common infection in humans globally, with the average person getting between 2-3 a year. Eighty percent of these infections are viral and cannot be treated with antibiotics, which only treat bacterial infections. Yet many of Dr. Malepati’s patients were asking for antibiotics for URIs, as a result of other doctors prescribing them frequently for such viruses.
Reviewing the literature further, Dr. Malepati found that antibiotic resistance rates have been steadily increasing over the past several decades, now ranging from 15-25% for certain conventional antibiotics used for common bacterial infections.
It is with this problem in mind that the EZC Pak has been developed as an over the counter supplement. Utilizing the best existing data on each of the pak’s core components, the EZC Pak is a convenient 5-day tapered immune support pack designed to relieve pressure for unnecessary prescriptions and assist with the “Watch and Wait Approach” when deemed appropriate. EZC Pak is not a substitute or replacement for any prescription drug or treatment, antibiotic or otherwise, when deemed appropriate by one’s treating physician or licensed medical provider.
Suggested use is one E capsule, made of certified organic Echinacea, and one ZC capsule, consisting of zinc and vitamin C. The capsules themselves are vegetarian. E + ZC is recommended at higher frequency at initiation then subsequently tapered off over 5 days. By using high quality ingredients that are appropriately formulated, the EZC Pak is designed to be well tolerated and minimize side effects.