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Azithromycin Dose For Pneumonia

azithromycin dose for pneumonia

Mycobacterium Avium Complex Infection

Prevention

Primary prophylaxis: 1.2 g PO once weekly or 600 mg PO twice weekly; with or without rifabutin 300 mg once daily

Secondary prophylaxis: 500-600 mg PO qDay in combination with ethambutol

Treatment

250 mg PO once daily in combination with ethambutol 15 mg/kg/day with or without rifabutin 300 mg/day

Alternative regimen: 500 mg PO 3 times weekly in combination with ethambutol 15 mg/kg/day with or without rifabutin 300 mg/day

Uses:

-Treatment of mild community acquired pneumonia due to Chlamydophila pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae, Mycoplasma pneumoniae, or Streptococcus pneumoniae in patients appropriate for oral therapy

-Treatment of community-acquired pneumonia due to C pneumoniae, H influenzae, Legionella pneumophila, Moraxella catarrhalis, M pneumoniae, or S pneumoniae in patients who require initial IV therapy

Dosing Considerations

Not for use in patients with pneumonia judged to be inappropriate for oral therapy because of moderate to severe illness or risk factors

Susceptible organisms

Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans, Actinomyces israelii, Actinomyces naeslundii, Actinomyces odontolyticus, Afipia felis, Arachnia propionica, Arcanobacterium (Corynebacterium) haemolyticum, Bartonella henselae, Bartonella quintana, Bordetella pertussis, Borrelia burgdorferi, Borrelia recurrentis, Klebsiella granulomatis, Campylobacter jejuni, Chlamydia pneumoniae (TWAR agent), Chlamydia trachomatis, Haemophilus ducreyi, Haemophilus influenzae, Legionella spp, Mycobacterium simiae, Mycobacterium scrofulaceum, Mycobacterium xenopi, Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Moraxella (Branhamella) catarrhalis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus (group C and G), Streptococcus agalactiae (group B), Streptococcus bovis (group D), Streptococcus intermedius group (Streptococcus anginosus, Streptococcus intermedius, Streptococcus constellatus), Streptococcus pneumoniae, Streptococcus pyogenes (group A).

What is azithromycin and how does it work?

Azithromycin is used to treat certain bacterial infections (including sinusitis, pneumonia). It is a macrolide-type antibiotic. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria.

This medication will not work for viral infections (such as common cold, flu). Unnecessary use or misuse of any antibiotic can lead to its decreased effectiveness.

Azithromycin is available under the following different brand names: Zithromax, and Zmax.

Important warnings

Antibiotic-associated diarrhea warning: Almost all antibiotics, including azithromycin, can cause diarrhea. It may cause mild diarrhea to severe inflammation of your colon, which can cause death. Call your doctor if you have severe diarrhea or diarrhea that lasts after you stop taking this drug.

Liver problems warning: In rare cases, this drug can cause liver problems. If you already have liver disease, it could make your liver function worse. Your doctor may need to monitor your liver function. They may do blood tests to check how well your liver is working. If your liver isn’t working well, your doctor may have you stop taking this drug.

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