Azithromycin azithromycin for injection injection, powder, lyophilized, for solution
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Brand Name: Azithromycin
Generic Name: AZITHROMYCIN FOR INJECTION INJECTION, POWDER, LYOPHILIZED, FOR SOLUTION
Drug Type: HUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG
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.
Azithromycin is contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity to azithromycin, erythromycin, any macrolide or ketolide antibiotic.
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