Azithromycin azithromycin for injection injection, powder, lyophilized, for solution

Get an overview of AZITHROMYCIN (azithromycin for injection injection, powder, lyophilized, for solution injection), including its generic name, formulation (i.e. pill, oral solution, injection, inhaled medicine) and why it’s used. The medication in Azithromycin can be sold under different names.

Refer to the “Also Known As” section to reference different products that include the same medication as Azithromycin.

Drug Basics

Brand Name: Azithromycin

Generic Name: AZITHROMYCIN FOR INJECTION INJECTION, POWDER, LYOPHILIZED, FOR SOLUTION

Drug Type: HUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG

Route: INTRAVENOUS

Dosage Form: INJECTION

Data Current As Of: 2018-12-17

To reduce the development of drug-resistant bacteria and maintain the effectiveness of azithromycin and other bacterial drugs, azithromycin for injection should be used only to treat or prevent infections that are proven or strongly suspected to be caused by bacteria.

indications & usage

Azithromycin for injection is indicated for the treatment of patients with infections caused by susceptible strains of the designated microorganisms in the conditions listed below. As recommended dosages, durations of therapy, and applicable patient populations vary among these infections, please see DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION for dosing recommendations.

Community-acquired pneumonia due to Chlamydia pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae, Legionella pneumophila, Moraxella catarrhalis, Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Staphylococcus aureus,or Streptococcus pneumoniae in patients who require initial intravenous therapy.

Pelvic inflammatory disease due to Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae,or Mycoplasma hominisin patients who require initial intravenous therapy. If anaerobic microorganisms are suspected of contributing to the infection, an antimicrobial agent with anaerobic activity should be administered in combination with azithromycin for injection.

Azithromycin for injection should be followed by azithromycin by the oral route as required. (See DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION.)

Appropriate culture and susceptibility tests should be performed before treatment to determine the causative microorganism and its susceptibility to azithromycin. Therapy with azithromycin may be initiated before results of these tests are known; once the results become available, antimicrobial therapy should be adjusted accordingly.

To reduce the development of drug-resistant bacteria and maintain the effectiveness of azithromycin and other antibacterial drugs, azithromycin should be used only to treat or prevent 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.

contraindications

Azithromycin is contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity to azithromycin, erythromycin, any macrolide or ketolide antibiotic.

Rx only

Manufactured for:

APOTEX CORP.

Weston,

FL 33326

Manufactured by:

Gland Pharma Ltd, Hyderabad 500 043

India

ML # 103 / AP / RR / 97 / F / R

April 2010

PSGG0106-00

This drug label information is as submitted to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and is intended for informational purposes only. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911. You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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