Zithromax (azithromycin) is an antibiotic that fights bacteria. Zithromax is used to treat many different types of infections caused by bacteria, such as respiratory infections, skin infections, ear infections, and sexually transmitted diseases. Zithromax may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide. You should not use Zithromax if you have ever had jaundice or liver problems caused by taking azithromycin. You should not use Zithromax if you are allergic to azithromycin, or if: Zithromax is not expected to harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known whether azithromycin passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not give Zithromax to a child younger than 6 months old. ZITHROMAX for oral suspension (single dose 1 g packet) can be taken with or without food after constitution. However, increased tolerability has been observed when tablets are taken with food. Zithromax for oral suspension (single dose 1 g packet) is not for pediatric use. For pediatric suspension see the prescribing information for ZITHROMAX (azithromycin for oral suspension) 100 mg/5 m L and 200 mg/5 m L bottles. Directions for administration of ZITHROMAX for oral suspension in the single dose packet (1 g): The entire contents of the packet should be mixed thoroughly with two ounces (approximately 60 m L) of water. Drink the entire contents immediately; add an additional two ounces of water, mix, and drink to ensure complete consumption of dosage. The single dose packet should not be used to administer doses other than 1000 mg of azithromycin.
The recommended dose of ZITHROMAX for injection for the treatment of adult patients with community-acquired pneumonia due to the indicated organisms is 500 mg as a single daily dose by the intravenous route for at least two days. Intravenous therapy should be followed by azithromycin by the oral route at a single, daily dose of 500 mg, administered as two 250 mg tablets to complete a 7- to 10-day course of therapy. The timing of the switch to oral therapy should be done at the discretion of the physician and in accordance with clinical response. The recommended dose of ZITHROMAX for injection for the treatment of adult patients with pelvic inflammatory disease due to the indicated organisms is 500 mg as a single daily dose by the intravenous route for one or two days. Intravenous therapy should be followed by azithromycin by the oral route at a single, daily dose of 250 mg to complete a 7-day course of therapy. The timing of the switch to oral therapy should be done at the discretion of the physician and in accordance with clinical response. The infusate concentration and rate of infusion for ZITHROMAX for injection should be either 1 mg/m L over 3 hr or 2 mg/m L over 1 hr. 500 mg PO once, then 250 mg once daily for 4 days 2 g extended release suspension PO once 500 mg IV as single dose for at least 2 days; follow with oral therapy with single dose of 500 mg to complete 7-10 days course of therapy Infection of pharynx, cervix, urethra, or rectum: Ceftriaxone 250 mg IM once plus azithromycin 1 g PO once (preferred) or alternatively doxycycline 100 mg PO q12hr for 7 days CDC STD guidelines: MMWR Recomm Rep. June 5, 20(RR3);1-137 Agitation Allergic reaction Anemia Anorexia Candidiasis Chest pain Conjunctivitis Constipation Dermatitis (fungal) Dizziness Eczema Edema Enteritis Facial edema Fatigue Gastritis Headache Hyperkinesia Hypotension Increased cough Insomnia Leukopenia Malaise Melena Mucositis Nervousness Oral candidiasis Pain Palpitations Pharyngitis Pleural effusion Pruritus Pseudomembranous colitis Rash Rhinitis Seizures Somnolence Urticaria Vertigo Anaphylaxis Angioedema Anorexia Bronchospasm Constipation Dermatologic reactions Dyspepsia Elevated liver enzymes Erythema multiforme Flatulence Oral candidiasis Pancreatitis Pseudomembranous colitis Pyloric stenosis, rare reports of tongue discoloration Stevens-Johnson syndrome Torsades de pointes Toxic epidermal necrolysis Vomiting/diarrhea, rarely resulting in dehydration Neutropenia Elevated bilirubin, AST, ALT, BUN, creatinine Alterations in potassium Drug Reaction with Eosinophilia and Systemic Symptoms (DRESS) Use with caution in abnormal liver function, hepatitis, cholestatic jaundice, hepatic necrosis, and hepatic failure have been reported, some of which have resulted in death; discontinue azithromycin immediately if signs and symptoms of hepatitis occur Injection-site reactions can occur with IV route In treatment of gonorrhea or syphilis, perform susceptibility culture tests before initiating azithromycin therapy; may mask or delay symptoms of incubating gonorrhea or syphilis. Bacterial or fungal superinfection may result from prolonged use Prolonged QT interval: Cases of torsades de pointes have been reported during postmarketing surveillance; use with caution in patients with known QT prolongation, history of torsades de pointes, congenital long QT syndrome, bradyarrhythmias, or uncompensated heart failure; also use with caution if coadministering with drugs that prolong QT interval or proarrhythmic conditions (eg, hypokalemia, hypomagnesemia); elderly patients may be more susceptible to drug-associated effects on QT interval Pneumonia: PO azithromycin is safe and effective only for community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) due to C pneumoniae, H influenzae, M pneumoniae, or S pneumoniae Cases of Drug Reaction with Eosinophilia and Systemic Symptoms (DRESS) reported; despite successful symptomatic treatment of allergic symptoms, when symptomatic therapy was discontinued, allergic symptoms recurred soon thereafter in some patients without further azithromycin exposure; if allergic reaction occurs, the drug should be discontinued and appropriate therapy instituted; physicians should be aware that allergic symptoms may reappear when symptomatic therapy discontinued Endocarditis prophylaxis: Indicated only for high-risk patients, per current AHA guidelines Use caution in renal impairment (Cr Cl Because of the low levels of azithromycin in breastmilk and use in infants in higher doses, it would not be expected to cause adverse effects in breastfed infants (Lact Med; https://nih.gov/newtoxnet/lactmed.htm) Binds to 50S ribosomal subunit of susceptible microorganisms and blocks dissociation of peptidyl t RNA from ribosomes, causing RNA-dependent protein synthesis to arrest; does not affect nucleic acid synthesis Concentrates in phagocytes and fibroblasts, as demonstrated by in vitro incubation techniques; in vivo studies suggest that concentration in phagocytes may contribute to drug distribution to inflamed tissues Y-site: Amikacin, aztreonam, cefotaxime, ceftazidime, ceftriaxone, cefuroxime, ciprofloxacin, clindamycin, droperidol, famotidine, fentanyl, furosemide, gentamicin, imipenem, cilastatin, ketorolac, levofloxacin, morphine, piperacillin-tazobactam, ondansetron(? ), potassium chloride, ticarcillin-clavulanate, tobramycin The above information is provided for general informational and educational purposes only. Individual plans may vary and formulary information changes. Contact the applicable plan provider for the most current information.
Each year, our Club offers back-country ski tours to huts in Colorado, mostly those in the 10th Mountain Division hut system. These "huts" are actually well-built, cozy, fully stocked back-country cabins. Skiers need only bring sleeping bag, clothing, and food. We generally do 3-night trips into a single hut, although on occasion we do longer hut-to-hut adventures. Unless indicated otherwise, we reserve the entire hut for our group. This is done up to a year in advance, and sign-up commences immediately upon confirmation of the reservation. Therefore, trips are often already full at the beginning of the new ski season. La Base Claude Bernard (BCB) est une base de données sur les médicaments et les produits de santé qui a pour but d'aider les professionnels de santé dans leur exercice quotidien de prescription, délivrance et dispensation et de fournir une information exhaustive au grand public. L'équipe scientifique qui met à jour quotidiennement la BCB est exclusivement composée de professionnels de santé, médecins, pharmaciens et préparateurs en pharmacie. En savoir plus Elles procèdent de l'activité antibactérienne et des caractéristiques pharmacocinétiques de l'azithromycine. Elles tiennent compte à la fois des études cliniques auxquelles a donné lieu ce médicament et de sa place dans l'éventail des produits antibactériens actuellement disponibles. Elles sont limitées aux infections dues aux germes définis comme sensibles: angines, infections stomatologiques : 500 mg (2 comprimés) par jour pendant 3 jours. Cette posologie, avec une durée d'administration courte de 3 jours, s'explique par les propriétés pharmacocinétiques particulières de l'azithromycine et le maintien de l'activité, dans ces indications, plusieurs jours après la dernière prise. surinfections des bronchites aiguës, exacerbations des bronchites chroniques : 500 mg (2 comprimés) le premier jour puis 250 mg (1 comprimé) les 4 jours suivants. Sujet âgé La posologie recommandée est la même que chez le patient adulte.
Detailed dosage guidelines and administration information for Zithromax azithromycin dihydrate. Includes dose adjustments, warnings and precautions. Effectiveness of ZITHROMAX azithromycin and other antibacterial drugs. Pharyngitis/Tonsillitis The recommended dose of ZITHROMAX for children with.