For the treatment of sexually transmitted diseases caused by Chlamydia trachomatis, Azithromycin(types of bacteria) sensitive, the dose is 1000mg in a single oral dose.
For all other indications in which the oral formulation is used, a total dose of 1500mg should be administered in daily doses of 500mg for 3 days. As an alternative, the same total dose can be administered during 5 days, in a single dose of 500mg in the 1st day and 250mg, once a day, from the 2nd to the 5th day.
Use in Children:
The maximum total recommended dose for any treatment in children is 1500mg.
In general, the total dose in children is 30mg / kg. In the treatment of pediatric streptococcal pharyngitis (infection of the pharynx caused by Streptococcus) should be administered under different dosing schedules. The total dose of 30mg / kg should be given as a single daily dose of 10mg / kg for 3 days, or the same total dose may be administered for 5 days in a single dose of 10mg / kg on day 1 and 5mg / kg, Once a day, from the 2nd to the 5th day. An alternative for the treatment of children with acute otitis media is a single dose of 30mg / kg.
For the treatment of streptococcal pharyngitis (infection of the pharynx caused by Streptococcus ) in children, the efficacy of Zitromax given as a single daily dose of 10mg / kg or 20mg / kg for 3 days was demonstrated.
Do not exceed the daily dose of 500mg. However, penicillin is generally the drug of choice for the treatment of pharyngitis caused by Streptococcus pyogenes (bacteria type), including prophylaxis of rheumatic fever (heart valve abnormalities).
Zitromax coated tablets should be administered only in children weighing more than 45 kg.
Use in Elderly Patients:
- The same dose used in adult patients is used in elderly patients.
Use in Patients with Renal Insufficiency (decreased kidney function):
No dose adjustment is required in patients with mild to moderate renal impairment. In case of severe renal insufficiency, Zithromax should be administered with caution.
Use in Patients with Hepatic Insufficiency (decreased liver function):
The same doses given to patients with normal hepatic function may be used in patients with mild to moderate hepatic impairment. However, patients with severe hepatic impairment should use Zitromax with caution.
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For treatment of community-acquired pneumonia:
The recommended dose of Zitromax IV, powder for infusion solution, for the treatment of adult patients with community-acquired pneumonia (lung infection acquired outside the hospital setting) caused by susceptible organisms is 500 mg once daily intravenously, for at least 2 days. Intravenous treatment may be followed by oral Zitromax in a single daily dose of 500 mg until completion of a therapeutic cycle (total days of use in both intravenous and oral) of 7 to 10 days.
What should I do if I forget to use Zitromax?
If you forget to take Zitromax at your doctor’s time, take it as soon as you remember.
However, if it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and go to the next dose, usually continuing the dose schedule recommended by your doctor.
In this case, do not take the medicine twice as much to make up for forgotten doses. Forgetfulness of the dose may compromise the effectiveness of the treatment.