Saturday, 3 April 2010

Azithromycin USP

Azithromycin is indicated for infections (caused by susceptible organisms) in lower respiratory tract infections including bronchitis and pneumonia, in upper respiratory tract infections including sinusitis and pharyngitis/tonsillitis, in otitis media, and in skin and soft tissue infections. In sexually transmitted diseases in men and women, Azithromycin is indicated in the treatment of non-gonococcal urethritis and cervicitis due to Chlamydia trachomatis.

Azithromycin is contraindicated in patients with a known hypersensivity to Azithromycin or any of the macrolide antibiotics. Because of the theoretical possibility of ergotism, Azithromycin and ergot derivatives should not be co-administered. As liver is the principal route of excretion of Azithromycin, it should not be used in patients with hepatic disease. Avoid concomitant administration with terfenadine or astemizole. Precaution should be taken in patients with more severe renal impairment.

Azithromycin is well tolerated with a low incidence of side effects. The side effects include nausea, vomiting,  abdominal discomfort (pain / cramps), flatulence, diarrhea, headache, dizziness and skin rashes and are reversible upon discontinuation of therapy.


  1. A semi-synthetic macrolide antibiotic structurally related to ERYTHROMYCIN. It has been used in the treatment of Mycobacterium avium intracellulare infections, toxoplasmosis, and cryptosporidiosis.

  2. At least 3 times a year I get bronchitis due to upper respiratory tract infections and I suffer for at least 2-3 months, that means I cough heavily for months and ordinary cough medicines cannot cure. I am so thankful that I came to know this Azithromycin. I will look for it and try it out. Thanks so much for sharing such an informative article.

  3. very interesting article. very scientific .. I like things like this

  4. Thanks for upload this article. It is make understand about Azithromycin USP

  5. Indications and sideeffects are explained in very clear is very easier to understand the article.