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AZ

Generic Name: Azithromycin
Manufacturer: Aristopharma Ltd.

AZ contains Azithromycin Dihydrate USP an azalide, a subclass of macrolide antibiotics, for oral administration.

Indications

AZ is indicated in lower respiratory tract infections including bronchitis and pneumonia, otitis media and in upper respiratory tract infections including sinusitis and pharyngitis/tonsillitis, skin and soft tissue infections, mild to moderate typhoid due to multiple-antibacterial resistant organisms, cholera in children & adult and sexually transmitted diseases both in men and women. Azithromycin is also indicated for the treatment of uncomplicated genital infections due to Chlamydia trachomatis and urethritis and cervicitis due to Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhea.

Possible Side Effects

AZ is well tolerated with a low incidence of side effects. Majority of the side effects are mild to moderate in nature and of gastro-intestinal in origin with nausea, abdominal discomfort, vomiting, flatulence and diarrhoea. Allergic reactions such as rash have occurred and there have also been rare reports of serious hypersensitivity reactions.

Precautions

Caution should be exercised when Azithromycin is administered to subjects with severe renal impairment.

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