AZITHROMYCIN (Injection) (Injectable)

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AZITHROMYCIN (Injection) (Injectable) Drug and Prescription Information

AZITHROMYCIN (Injection) (Injectable)

AZITHROMYCIN (Injection) (Injectable) Medication Classification


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AZITHROMYCIN (Injection) (Injectable) is used for the Treatment

Azithromycin Dihydrate Treats infections caused by bacteria. This medicine is a macrolide antibiotic.

When To Not Use AZITHROMYCIN (Injection) (Injectable)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to azithromycin, erythromycin, or any other macrolide antibiotic.

How Should You Use AZITHROMYCIN (Injection) (Injectable)


  • Your doctor will prescribe your exact dose and tell you how often it should be given. This medicine is given through a needle placed in one of your veins.
  • This medicine is usually given by injection for two days, and then orally (by mouth) for 7 to 10 days.
  • A nurse or other trained health professional will give you this medicine.
  • You may be taught how to give your medicine at home. Make sure you understand all instructions before giving yourself an injection. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to.
  • Use a new needle and syringe each time you inject your medicine.
  • Keep using this medicine for the full treatment time, even if you feel better after the first few doses. Your infection may not clear up if you stop using the medicine too soon.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • This medicine needs to be given on a fixed schedule. If you miss a dose or forget to use your medicine, call your doctor or pharmacist for instructions.

Proper AZITHROMYCIN (Injection) (Injectable) Storage

Store AZITHROMYCIN (Injection) (Injectable) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep AZITHROMYCIN (Injection) (Injectable) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using AZITHROMYCIN (Injection) (Injectable)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are also using theophylline, digoxin (Lanoxin®), triazolam (Halcion®), terfenadine (Seldane®), cyclosporine (Sandimmune®, Neoral®), a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin®), ergot medicines (such as Cafergot® or Wigraine®), or medicine for seizures (such as carbamazepine, Tegretol®, phenytoin, Dilantin®).

AZITHROMYCIN (Injection) (Injectable) Warnings

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breast feeding, or if you have kidney disease, liver disease, heart rhythm problems, or problems with your immune system.
  • If you have severe diarrhea, ask your doctor before taking any medicine to stop the diarrhea.
  • This medicine may make your skin more sensitive to sunlight. Use a sunscreen when you are outdoors. Avoid sunlamps and tanning beds.

AZITHROMYCIN (Injection) (Injectable) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing.
  • Blistering, peeling, red skin rash.
  • Dark-colored urine or pale stools.
  • Fast, slow, or uneven heartbeats.
  • Nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, pain in your upper stomach.
  • Severe diarrhea (watery or bloody).
  • Yellow skin or eyes.
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Headache.
  • Loss of appetite.
  • Mild skin rash or itching.
  • Pain or swelling where the shot is given.
  • Sores or white patches on your lips, mouth, or throat.
  • Stomach upset.
  • Vaginal itching or discharge.

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Marina, Marina - 01/13/2014

You will have a 6 week check with your OB, as long as everything is fine that will be the only visit you have!The baby will have vistis at 2 weeks, 2 months, 4 months, 6 months, 9 months, 12 months, 15 months, 18 months, 24 months and then yearly. They will take measurement (height, weight, head circumfrence), do a physical exam (ears, mouth, nose, belly, genitals, heart, lungs) and then they should discuss any appropriate milestones and behaviors, feeding topics and ask if you have any questions and answer them appropriatly. If you have specific questions, bring a list with you so you don't forget to ask anything, this also helps the doctor to answer your questions quickly. The baby will also receive vaccinations as scheduled by the CDC. If you want to know exactly what shots the baby will get, check out the website at They explain which shots are given and give you all the information (what they prevent, side effects etc) Hope this helps