Also known as: Azithromycin
The drug is an antibiotic used to treat a variety of bacterial infections, such as cat-scratch disease, ear infections, infections of the skin or surrounding tissue, and throat or tonsil infections.
Azromax is also used to treat lung and other respiratory infections, such as bronchitis, sinusitis, community acquired pneumonia, some cases of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and whooping cough (pertussis).
Doctors may also prescribe azithromycin for genital infections and sexually transmitted diseases, such as gonorrhea, infections of the urethra or cervix, genital ulcers, and severe pelvic inflammatory disease.
Azromax belongs to group of drugs known as macrolide antibiotics. They work by preventing bacteria from making their own proteins.
As with other antibiotics, to prevent the spread of drug-resistant infections, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) strongly advises doctors to prescribe the drug only when there is proof, or a strong suspicion, that the infection is caused by bacteria against which Azromax is effective.
The FDA first approved Azromax under the brand name Zithromax in 1991. Pfizer Pharmaceuticals manufactures the drug.
Generic Azromax is available in: 250 mg (Low Dosage), 500 mg (Standard Dosage).
Generic Azromax can be taken in tablets, liquid form, injections. You should take it by mouth with water.
To avoid problems with stomach, take tablets and liquid form with meals. Liquid Generic Azromax form should be shook properly. Capsule is taken on empty stomach.
It is better to take Generic Azromax every day at the same time.
Generic Azromax treats different types of bacterial infections and can be used both by adults and by children. Thus, each age has different instructions.
For children it is better to take into account child weight. In treatment of otitis media, take Generic Azromax for 1-5 days.
For Adults: if you treat Pneumonia or Throat/Tonsil Infection the right dose is two tablets of 250 mg on the first day and then 250 mg once a day for 4 more days.
In prevention of MAC (mycobacterium avium complex) usual Generic Azromax dosage is 1,200 mg for a week.
In treatment of skin or infections usual Generic Azromax dosage is two tablets of 250 mg at the first day after you took one tablet of 250 mg for 4 days at the same time.
If you overdose Azromax and you don't feel good you should visit your doctor or health care provider immediately. Symptoms of Azromax overdosage: discomfort feeling in stomach, diarrhea, retching, nausea.
Keep out of the reach of children.
Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.
Ask your healthcare professional how you should dispose of any medicine you do not use.
Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Keep from freezing.
Do not refrigerate or freeze the Zmax® extended-release oral suspension. After water has been added to the powder, use the dose within 12 hours and throw away any unused liquid after your dose.
You may store the Azromax® oral liquid at room temperature or in the refrigerator. Do not freeze the bottle. Do not keep the oral liquid for more than 10 days. Throw away any unused liquid after all doses are completed.
Detailed Azromax dosage information