Zithromax is related to macrolide antibiotics. Its active ingredient is azithromycin. Zithromax is highly concentrating at the inflammation site and this contributes to bacteria's destruction (antibacterial activity). Zithromax is active against some Gram-positive cocci, streptococci of groups CF and G, Gram-negative bacteria, anaerobes. Chlamydia, mycoplasma, ureaplasma, pallidum, spirochete Borrelia are azithromycin sensitive. Zithromax has no effect on resistant to erythromycin Gram-positive bacteria.
Indications for use:
Application of Zithromax is advisable to infectious diseases, caused by microorganisms which are susceptible to azithromycin. These include:
- Scarlet fever;
- Upper respiratory tract infection (tonsillitis, sinusitis, sore throat, otitis);
- Infection in the lower chest (pneumonia, bronchitis);
- Soft-tissue and skin infections (impetigo, erysipelas, dermatitis);
- Urogenital infections (urethritis, cervicitis).
Dosage and administration:
Necessary condition for receiving Zithromax is taking the remedy one hour before eating (or two). For infections in the respiratory tract, of soft tissues and skin Zithromax is prescribed to adults 0.5 g on the first day and 0.25 g in the next days (from 2 to 5 days). Scheme of application for three days (0.5 g of Zithromax) is also possible. Zithromax's administration to children is based on body's weight. If the child's weight is over 10 kg, the following scheme is used : the first day - 10 mg per kg; on the following four days - 5 mg per kilogram.