Azycin

Azycin

azithromycin

Manufacturer:

GPO

Distributor:

GPO
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Azithromycin dihydrate
Indications/Uses
Treatment of infections caused by susceptible microorganisms eg, upper & lower resp tract infections, skin & soft tissue infections, otitis media infections; STD caused by Chlamydia trachomatis or Neisseria gonorrhoeae. Alone or in combination w/ rifabutin for prevention of Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) in patients w/ advanced HIV infection.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Adult & childn >45 kg body wt Mild to moderate resp or skin & soft tissue infections Single 500-mg dose on the 1st day then 250 mg once daily for additional 4 days. Disseminated MAC infection 1.2 g once wkly, alone or in combination w/ rifabutin 300 mg daily. STD caused by Chlamydia trachomatis or Neisseria gonorrhoeae 1 g as a single dose. Childn ≥6 mth 10 mg/kg once daily on the 1st day then 5 mg/kg once daily for 4 days or 10 mg/kg once daily for 3 days.
Administration
Should be taken on an empty stomach: Take at least 1 hr before or 2 hr after meals or Al- & Mg-containing antacids.
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity to azithromycin, erythromycin or any other macrolides.
Special Precautions
Hepatic impairment & moderate to severe renal impairment. Administer at least 1 hr before or 2 hr after Al- & Mg-containing antacids. Pregnancy & lactation. Childn <6 mth.
Adverse Reactions
Diarrhea-loose stools, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain.
Drug Interactions
Al- & Mg-containing antacids.
MIMS Class
ATC Classification
J01FA10 - azithromycin ; Belongs to the class of macrolides. Used in the systemic treatment of infections.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Azycin cap 250 mg
Packing/Price
1 × 6's;10 × 6's
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