When to use Azomax?
Azomax is contra-indicaed in patients with a known hypersensitivity to azithromycin or any macrolide antibiotics.
Azomax is indicated for infections caused by susceptible organisms; in lower respiratory tract infections Including bronchitis and pneumonia, In upper respiratory tract infections including otitis media, pharyngitis/tonsillitis and sinusitis, skin and soft tissue infections and acne, mild to moderate typhoid fever caused by multi-drug resistant strains.
In sexually transmitted diseases in men and women, Azomax is indicated in the treatment of uncomplicated genital infections due to Chlamydia trachomatis.
Azithromycin is indicated as second line, therapy for typhoid fever caused by s.typhi and s.paratyphi.
Dosage and administration
Azithromycin should be administered as single dose, and as common with many other antibiotics, should be taken at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after food.
For respiratory tract infections and skin and soft tissue infections the total dose is 1.5 g which should be given as 500 mg as a single dose daily for 3 days. Alternatively an initial dose of 500 mg in the first day may be followed by 250 mg daily for further.
For sexually transmitted diseases caused by Chlamydia trachomatis the dose is 1 g given as a single dose. For typhoid fever, the dose is 500mg to 1000mg once daily for 5-7 days.
Use in children
There is no information on children under six months of age. The dose in children is 10 mg/kg as a single daily dose for 3 days. For typhoid fever therapy should be given for 7 days.