Azith

Azith

azithromycin

Manufacturer:

Siam Bheasach

Distributor:

Siam Pharmaceutical
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Azithromycin
Indications/Uses
Upper & lower resp tract, skin & soft tissue infections; acute otitis media, uncomplicated genital infection due to Chlamydia trachomatis, non-multiresistant N. gonorrhoeae, chancroid due to Haemophilus ducreyi, disseminated Mycobacterium avium intracellulare complex (DMAC) infection & prophylaxis against MAC infection in patient w/ advanced HIV.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Adult STD caused by Chlamydia trachomatis, Haemophilus ducreyi or susceptible N. gonorrhoeae 1 g single dose. MAC prophylaxis in HIV-infected patient 1,200 mg once a wk. Treatment of DMAC infection in HIV-infected patient 600 mg once daily concomitant w/ ethambutol. All other indication 500 mg once daily for 3 days. Childn >45 kg 10 mg/kg/day for 3 days. Streptococcal pharyngitis 10-20 mg/kg once daily for 3 days. Max: 500 mg/kg/day.
Administration
Cap: Should be taken on an empty stomach: Take at least 1 hr before or 2 hr after meals or Al- & Mg-containing antacids.|Oral susp: May be taken with or without food: May be taken w/ meals to reduce GI discomfort.
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity to azithromycin & macrolides.
Special Precautions
Severe liver impairment, pregnancy, lactation.
Adverse Reactions
Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal discomfort, flatulence, liver dysfunction, reversible hearing impairment, dizziness, convulsion, headache, paraesthesia, somnolence, arthralgia, skin reaction.
Drug Interactions
Antacid, ergot derivatives, digoxin, cyclosporin.
MIMS Class
ATC Classification
J01FA10 - azithromycin ; Belongs to the class of macrolides. Used in the systemic treatment of infections.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Azith oral susp 200 mg/5 mL
Packing/Price
15 mL x 1's
Form
Azith cap 250 mg
Packing/Price
6's
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