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Azithromycin Dose

azithromycin dose

What is azithromycin?

Azithromycin is a prescription drug. It’s available as an:

  • oral tablet
  • oral suspension
  • extended-release oral suspension
  • eye drop

intravenous form that a healthcare provider can give

The oral tablet is available as a generic drug as well as the brand-name drug Zithromax. Generic drugs usually cost less than the brand-name version. In some cases, they may not be available in all strengths or forms as the brand-name drug.

Why it’s used

Azithromycin is used to treat certain infections caused by bacteria. It should not be used to treat infections caused by viruses, such as the common cold. Azithromycin may be used in combination with other antibiotics when it’s used to treat mycobacterium avium complex infection.

How it works

Azithromycin works by stopping bacteria from multiplying. This kills the bacteria and treats your infection.

Usual Adult Dose for Legionella Pneumonia

Community-acquired pneumonia:

Oral:

-Immediate-release: 500 mg orally as a single dose on day 1, followed by 250 mg orally once a day on days 2 to 5

-Extended-release: 2 g orally once as a single dose

Parenteral: 500 mg IV once a day as a single dose for at least 2 days, followed by 500 mg (immediate-release formulation) orally to complete a 7- to 10-day course of therapy

Usual Adult Dose for Mycoplasma Pneumonia

Community-acquired pneumonia:

Oral:

-Immediate-release: 500 mg orally as a single dose on day 1, followed by 250 mg orally once a day on days 2 to 5

-Extended-release: 2 g orally once as a single dose

Parenteral: 500 mg IV once a day as a single dose for at least 2 days, followed by 500 mg (immediate-release formulation) orally to complete a 7- to 10-day course of therapy

Comment: Extended-release formulations should be taken on an empty stomach.

Usual Adult Dose for Skin and Structure Infection

Immediate-release: 500 mg orally as a single dose on day 1, followed by 250 mg orally once a day on days 2 to 5

Use: Treatment of mild to moderate uncomplicated skin and skin structure infections due to Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pyogenes, or Streptococcus agalactiae

Azithromycin Dosage

Azithromycin is taken as a pill or liquid. It's also given as intravenous (IV) injection in hospitals. Packets of powder are mixed with water to create the liquid solution.

Azithromycin may be taken with or without food.

Doctors sometimes prescribe azithromycin for shorter periods than they do for other antibiotics, such as in a one-day "mega-dose," or for three or five days, using the Z-Pak, which starts at a higher dose than longer regimens.

The dosage and length of time for azithromycin treatment vary according to the type of infection:

Infections of the skin and skin tissues: One dose of 500 milligrams (mg), then 250 mg per day for four days

Infection of the throat and tonsils: One dose of 500 mg; then 250 mg per day for four days

Community Acquired Pneumonia (CAP): One dose of 500 mg, then 250 mg per day for four days

Genital Ulcer Disease: 1 gram (g), one time

Sinus infections caused by bacteria: 500 mg a day for three days or 2 g as a one-time dose

Azithromycin Overdose

If you suspect an overdose, you should contact a poison-control center or emergency room immediately.

You can get in touch with a poison control center at (800) 222-1222.

Missed Dose of Azithromycin

If you miss a dose of Azithromycin, try to take it as soon as you remember, unless it is almost time for the next dose.

Then skip the missed dose and take your next dose at the regular time.

Do not take two doses of the medication at the same time.

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