Zitrex

Azithromycin

Antibacterial

Indication:

Zitrex (Azithromycin) is indicated for infections caused by susceptible organisms, In upper respiratory tract infections Including sinusitis, pharyngitis and tonsillitis, In lower respiratory tract Infections Including bronchitis, and pneumonia, skin and soft tissue infections, and otitis media. Zitrex (Azithromycin) is Indicated for pelvic Inflammatory disease. Zitrex (Azithromycin) ?is Indicated In the treatment of uncomplicated genital infections due to Chlamydia trachomatis.

Dosage & Administration:

Infections

Dose

Duration of Therapy

Typhoid/Paratyphoid

Adult: 500 mg once daily

Child: 20 mg/kg once daily

7 Days

Shigellosis

Adult: 1 to 1.5 g once daily

Child: 20 mg/kg once daily

1 – 5 days

Diarrhoea

Adult: 1 to 1.5 g once daily

Child: 20 mg/kg once daily

As required

Cholera

Adult: 1 g once daily

Child: 20 mg/kg once daily

As required

Inflammatory bowel disease

Adult: 1 g once daily

Child: 20 mg/kg once daily

3 Days

Skin / Skin Structure infections

Adult: 500 mg once daily

Child: 10 mg/kg once daily

3 Days

Dental infection

Adult: 500 mg once daily

Child: 10 mg/kg once daily

3 Days

Respiratory Tract Infections

Adult: 500 mg once daily

Child: 10 mg/kg once daily

3 Days

Eye Infection (Trachoma)

Adult: 1 g as a single dose

Child: 20 mg/kg once daily

-

Bacterial STD

2 g as a single dose (should be given to patient plus his/her partner)

-

Acne

500 mg once daily for 3 days then 4 days interval

12 wks

Preparation:

Zitrex 500 mg Tablet: Each film-coated tablet contains Azithromycin 500 mg (as Azithromycin Dihydrate USP).

Zitrex 20 ml PFS: Each 5 ml suspension contains Azithromycin 200 mg (as Azithromycin Dihydrate USP).

Zitrex 35 ml PFS: Each 5 ml suspension contains Azithromycin 200 mg (as Azithromycin Dihydrate USP).


Zitrex 50 ml PFS: Each 5 ml suspension contains Azithromycin 200 mg (as Azithromycin Dihydrate USP).