HIGHLIGHT
Azithrodyn

Azithrodyn

azithromycin

Manufacturer:

Hizon

Distributor:

Nurturemed
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Azithromycin dihydrate
Indications/Uses
Resp tract (including otitis media), skin & soft-tissue, & uncomplicated genital infections. Prophylaxis & as a component of regimens in the treatment of Mycobacterium 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 as a single daily dose for 3 days. Initial dose: 500 mg, followed by 250 mg daily for 4 days. Uncomplicated genital infections due to Chlamydia 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.
Administration
May be taken with or without food: May be taken w/ meals to reduce GI discomfort.
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity to azithromycin, erythromycin, or any macrolide antibiotics.
Special Precautions
Rare serious allergic reactions including angioedema & anaphylaxis (rarely fatal). Should not be co-administered w/ ergot derivatives. Hepatic disease. Pregnancy & lactation.
Adverse Reactions
GI disturbances. Headache, somnolence, & taste disturbances. Agranulocytosis, aggravation of muscular weakness in myasthenia gravis patients, & pancreatitis; prolongation of QT interval & other arrhythmias, including torsades de pointes.
Drug Interactions
Reduced rate of absorption w/ antacids containing Al or Mg salts. Theoretical possibility of risk of ergotism w/ ergot derivatives. Impair 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
Azithrodyn FC tab 500 mg
Packing/Price
24's
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