Also known as: Azithromycin
Azitrim is in a group of drugs called macrolide antibiotics. Azitrim fights bacteria in the body. Azitrim is used to treat many different types of infections caused by bacteria, such as respiratory infections, skin infections, ear infections, and sexually transmitted diseases. Azitrim may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.
To reduce the development of drug-resistant bacteria and maintain the effectiveness of Azitrim Tablets and other antibacterial drugs, Azitrim Tablets should be used only to treat infections that are proven or strongly suspected to be caused by susceptible bacteria. When culture and susceptibility information are available, they should be considered in selecting or modifying antibacterial therapy. In the absence of such data, local epidemiology and susceptibility patterns may contribute to the empiric selection of therapy.
Azitrim Tablets are a macrolide antibacterial drug indicated for the treatment of patients with mild to moderate infections caused by susceptible strains of the designated microorganisms in the specific conditions listed below.
Azitrim is an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections of the nose, throat, lungs, bronchitis, ear, skin, soft tissues, and sexually transmitted genital and urinary infections.
Azitrim is a semi-synthetic macrolide antibiotic of the azalide class. Like other macrolide antibiotics, Azitrim inhibits bacterial protein synthesis by binding to the 50S ribosomal subunit of the bacterial 70S ribosome. Binding inhibits peptidyl transferase activity and interferes with amino acid translocation during the process of translation. Its effects may be bacteriostatic or bactericidal depending of the organism and the drug concentration. Its long half life, which enables once daily dosing and shorter administration durations, is a property distinct from other macrolides.
Generic Azitrim is available in: 250 mg (Low Dosage), 500 mg (Standard Dosage).
Generic Azitrim can be taken in tablets, liquid form, injections. You should take it by mouth with water.
To avoid problems with stomach, take tablets and liquid form with meals. Liquid Generic Azitrim form should be shook properly. Capsule is taken on empty stomach.
It is better to take Generic Azitrim every day at the same time.
Generic Azitrim treats different types of bacterial infections and can be used both by adults and by children. Thus, each age has different instructions.
For children it is better to take into account child weight. In treatment of otitis media, take Generic Azitrim for 1-5 days.
For Adults: if you treat Pneumonia or Throat/Tonsil Infection the right dose is two tablets of 250 mg on the first day and then 250 mg once a day for 4 more days.
In prevention of MAC (mycobacterium avium complex) usual Generic Azitrim dosage is 1,200 mg for a week.
In treatment of skin or infections usual Generic Azitrim dosage is two tablets of 250 mg at the first day after you took one tablet of 250 mg for 4 days at the same time.
Adverse reactions experienced at higher than recommended doses were similar to those seen at normal doses particularly nausea, diarrhea, and vomiting. In the event of overdosage, general symptomatic and supportive measures are indicated as required.
Keep the medicine in a cupboard, away from heat and direct sunlight.
You may need to keep liquid medicine in the fridge – check the instructions on the bottle. Make sure that the medicine doesn’t freeze.
Make sure that children cannot see or reach the medicine.
Keep the medicine in the container it came in.