Azomax film-coated caplet are indicated for the treatment of mild and moderate infection, caused by susceptible strain of the designed microorganisms in the specific conditions listed below:
Lower respiratory tract infection
Acute bacterial exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease due to Haemophilus influenzae, Moraxella catarrhalis, or Streptococcus pneumonia. Mild to severe community-acquired pneumonia caused by Streptococcus pneumonia or Haemophilus influenza, in outpatients appropriate for oral therapy.
Upper respiratory tract infection
As an alternative to first-line therapy of acute pharyngitis/tonsillitis caused by Streptococcus pyogenes occurring in individuals who cannot use first-line therapy.
Skin and skin structure infections
Uncomplicated skin and skin structure infections due to Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pyogenes, or Streptococcus agalactiae. Abscesses usually require surgical drainage.
Non-gonococcal urethritis and cervicitis due to Chlamydia trachomatis. Azithromycin, at the recommended dose, should not be relied upon to treat gonorrhea or syphilis. Antimicrobial agents used in high doses for short periods of time to treat non-gonococcal urethritis may mask or delay the symptoms of incubating gonorrhea or syphilis. All patients with sexually-transmitted urethritis or cervicitis should have a serologic test for syphilis and appropriate cultures for gonorrhea performed at the time of diagnosis. Appropriate antimicrobial therapy and follow-up tests for these diseases should be initiated if infection is confirmed.
Appropriate culture and susceptibility tests should be performed before treatment to determine the causative organism and its susceptibility to azithromycin. Therapy with azithromycin may be initiated before results of these tests are known; once the results become available, antimicrobial therapy should be adjusted accordingly.
Azithromycin 500 mg
18 to 65 Years Old
Azomax should be administered as a single daily dose. The period of dosing with regard to infection is given below. Azomax can be taken with or without food. Consult your physician every 2 weeks.
For the treatment of sexually transmitted diseases caused by Chlamydia trachomatis, Haemophilus ducreyi, or susceptible Neisseria gonorrhoeae:
The dose is 1.000 mg as a single oral dose.
For all indications in which the oral formulation is administered:
The total dosage of 1.500 mg should be given as 500 mg daily for 3 days. As an alternative, the same total dose can be given over 5 days with 500 mg given on day 1, then 250 mg daily on days 2-5.
65 Years Old and Above
The same dosage as in adult patients used in the elderly.
Patients with Renal Impairment
No dose adjustment is necessary in patients with mild to moderate renal impairment (GFR 10-80 ml/minute). Caution should be exercised when azithromycin is administered to patients with severe renal impairment (GFR ˂10 ml/minute).
Patients with Hepatic Impairment
The same dosage as in patient with normal hepatic function may be used in patients with mild to moderate hepatic impairment.