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
AdultSTD caused byChlamydia trachomatis, Haemophilus ducreyior susceptibleN. 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.
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.