Brand Name: Zithromax®
Azithromycin is an antibiotic that fights bacteria.
Azithromycin is used to treat many different types of infections caused by bacteria, such as respiratory infections, skin infections, ear infections, and sexually transmitted diseases.
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Other Known Brand Names for Zithromax
- Azee (Protec (div. Cipla Limited))
- Azee DT (Cipla Limited)
- Azee Rediuse (Cipla Limited)
- Azex (Protec (div. Cipla Limited))
- Azicare (Olcare Laboratories)
- Azimax (Cipla Limited)
- Azithro (Ind-Swift Ltd.)
- Vicon (Wyeth-Ayerst)
- Zathrin DT (FDC Ltd.)
- Zithromax (Pfizer)
- Zithromax (Ribitrex-Trozocina) (Pfizer)
- Zithromax Injection (Pfizer)
- Zithromax Ped (Pfizer)
- Zithromax Powder (Pfizer)
- Zithromax Z-pak (Pfizer)
Take azithromycin exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow all directions on your prescription label. Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. The dose and length of treatment with azithromycin may not be the same for every type of infection.
You may take most forms of azithromycin with or without food.
Take azithromycin extended release liquid (oral suspension) on an empty stomach, at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal.
To use the oral suspension single dose packet: Open the packet and pour the medicine into 2 ounces of water. Stir this mixture and drink all of it right away. Do not save for later use. To make sure you get the entire dose, add a little more water to the same glass, swirl gently and drink right away.
Throw away any mixed azithromycin oral suspension that has not been used within 12 hours.
Shake the oral suspension (liquid) well just before you measure a dose. Measure the liquid with a special dose-measuring spoon or medicine cup. If you do not have a dose-measuring device, ask your pharmacist for one.
Use this medication for the full prescribed length of time. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cleared. Skipping doses may also increase your risk of further infection that is resistant to antibiotics. Azithromycin will not treat a viral infection such as the common cold or flu.
Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Throw away any unused liquid medicine after 10 days.
Azithromycin for oral suspension (single dose 1 g packet) can be taken with or without food after constitution. Not for pediatric use.
Azithromycin tablets may be taken without regard to food. However, increased tolerability has been observed when tablets are taken with food.
The recommended dose of Azithromycin for the treatment of non-gonococcal urethritis and cervicitis due to C. trachomatis is: a single 1 gram (1000 mg) dose of ZITHROMAX. This dose can be administered as as one single dose packet (1 g).
Prevention of Disseminated MAC Infections
The recommended dose of Azithromycin for the prevention of disseminated Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) disease is: 1200 mg taken once weekly. This dose of Azithromycin may be combined with the approved dosage regimen of rifabutin.
Treatment of Disseminated MAC Infections
Azithromycin should be taken at a daily dose of 600 mg, in combination with ethambutol at the recommended daily dose of 15 mg/kg. Other antimycobacterial drugs that have shown in vitro activity against MAC may be added to the regimen of azithromycin plus ethambutol at the discretion of the physician or health care provider.
DIRECTIONS FOR ADMINISTRATION OF Azithromycin for oral suspension in the single dose packet (1 g)
The entire contents of the packet should be mixed thoroughly with two ounces (approximately 60 mL) of water. Drink the entire contents immediately; add an additional two ounces of water, mix, and drink to assure complete consumption of dosage. The single dose packet should not be used to administer doses other than 1000 mg of azithromycin. This packet not for pediatric use.
The pharmacokinetics of azithromycin in subjects with hepatic impairment have not been established. No dosage adjustment recommendations can be made in patients with impaired hepatic function.
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