Azent

Azent

azithromycin

Manufacturer:

Hizon

Distributor:

Pharma Dynamic
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Azithromycin dihydrate
Indications/Uses
In lower resp tract infections including bronchitis & pneumonia; resp tract infections (including otitis media), skin & soft-tissue infections & uncomplicated genital infections. Prophylaxis & as a component regimen in the treatment of M. avium complex (MAC). Prophylaxis of endocarditis in at risks patients unable to take penicillin. Management of trachoma & typhoid.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Adult Usual dose: 500 mg daily as single dose for 3 days. Initially, 500 mg followed by 250 mg daily for 4 days. Uncomplicated genital infections due to C. trachomatis 1 g as a single dose. Uncomplicated gonorrhea 2 g as a single dose. Prophylaxis of disseminated MAC infections 1.2 g once wkly. Childn >2 yr 12 mg/kg once daily for 5 days, >6 mth 10 mg/kg once on the 1st day then 5 mg/kg for 4 days.
Administration
May be taken with or without food: May be taken w/ meals to reduce GI discomfort.
Contraindications
Known hypersensitivity to azithromycin, erythromycin or any macrolides; hepatic impairment.
Adverse Reactions
GI disturbances; transient elevations of liver enzyme values; rashes, headache & dizziness; transient alterations in neutrophil counts.
Drug Interactions
Reduced rate of absorption w/ antacids containing Al or Mg salts. Possibility of ergotism w/ ergot derivatives. Impaired metabolism of digoxin (in the gut). Increased rifabutin toxicity.
MIMS Class
Macrolides
ATC Classification
J01FA10 - azithromycin ; Belongs to the class of macrolides. Used in the systemic treatment of infections.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Azent FC tab 500 mg
Packing/Price
4 × 6's (P2,142.86/box)
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