azithromycin

Adult
Uses
  • respiratory tract infection (pharyngitis; tonsillitis; community-acquired pneumonia; bronchitis; chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with infections)
  • genitourinary infection
  • skin infection
  • (available on site)
Contraindications,
drug interactions
or cautions
Contraindications
  • hypersensitivity to azithromycin, erythromycin, other macrolide antibiotics, history of cholestatic jaundice/hepatic impairment, myasthenia gravis
Drug interactions
  • antacids, anticoagulants, fluconazole, antiretroviral agents
Cautions
  • use with caution in patients with preexisting liver disease or severe renal impairment (GFR <10 mL/minute),
Adverse Effects
(common and severe)
  • diarrhea
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • abdominal pain
  • hearing impairment
  • flatulence
  • headache
  • abnormal vision
Instructions and dose
(initial; typical)
indication-specific dosing (usual oral dosing range: 500 to 1000mg one time a day)
Monitoring
  • complete blood count with differential
  • renal function test
  • liver function test
Source of Suggestion
WHO Model List of Essential Medicines (Added on August, 2015)