Azithromycin Sandoz

Azithromycin Sandoz







Mega Lifesciences
Concise Prescribing Info
Chest infections eg, chronic bronchitis, pneumonia; infections of the tonsils, throat (pharyngitis) & sinuses; ear infections (acute otitis media); skin & soft tissue infections (except infected burn wounds); urethra & cervix infections caused by Chlamydia.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Adult, adolescent & childn weighing >45 kg 500 mg once daily for 3 days. Urethra & cervix infection caused by Chlamydia 1,000 mg as single dose. Elderly Adult dose.
May be taken with or without food.
Hypersensitivity to azithromycin, erythromycin, any other macrolide or ketolide antibiotic.
Special Precautions
Discontinue use if patient has allergic reaction; signs of liver problems. Patients w/ neurological or psychiatric problems; heart problems eg, heart failure, very slow heart rate, irregular heart beat, or long QT syndrome; low blood K or Mg levels; myasthenia gravis. Possibility of superinfection/resistance. Patients w/ lactose intolerance. Care in driving or operating machinery if dizziness, sleepiness or convulsions occur. Hepatic & severe renal impairment. Not to be used during pregnancy & lactation. Not to be taken by childn & adolescents weighing <45 kg. Infants <6 wk.
Adverse Reactions
Severe allergic reaction (eg, sudden difficulty in breathing, speaking & swallowing; swelling of eyelids, lips, tongue, face & neck; extreme dizziness or collapse; severe or itchy skin rash; skin eruption). Diarrhoea; yellowing of skin or whites of the eyes; inflammation of the pancreas; increased or reduced urine output, or blood traces in urine; skin rash caused by sensitivity to sunlight; unusual bruising or bleeding; irregular heart beat. Headache; nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain; changes in number of WBC; decreased blood bicarbonate.
Drug Interactions
May increase effect of theophylline; alfentanil or astemizole. May increase risk of bleeding w/ warfarin, phenprocoumon. Cyclosporin; colchicine; fluconazole; rifabutin. May increase digoxin levels. Effectiveness may be reduced w/ antacids. Risk of side effects may be increased w/ zidovudine, nelfinavir. May cause muscle disorders w/ statins eg, atorvastatin. Not recommended: Ergotamine, dihydroergotamine (ergotism may occur); cisapride, terfenadine, pimozide, citalopram, fluoroquinolones (may cause heart disorders); antiarrhythmics eg, quinidine, amiodarone, sotalol.
MIMS Class
ATC Classification
J01FA10 - azithromycin ; Belongs to the class of macrolides. Used in the systemic treatment of infections.
Azithromycin Sandoz FC tab 250 mg
1 × 6's
Azithromycin Sandoz FC tab 500 mg
1 × 3's
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