Azithromycin is a macrolide antibiotic belonging to the azalide group. The mechanism action of Azithromycin is based upon the suppression of bacterial protein synthesis by means of binding to the ribosomal 50s sub-unit and inhibition of peptide translocation. Azithromycin demonstrated activity in vitro, against a wide range of Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria.
Azithromycin (Zunami) is a macrolide & broad spectrum antibiotics. It a widely prescribed antibiotic which is useful for the treatment of a number of bacterial infections. Therapeutic indications are-
You should not use Zunami if you are allergic to azithromycin, or if:
you have ever had jaundice or liver problems caused by taking Zunami; or
you are allergic to similar drugs such as clarithromycin, erythromycin, or telithromycin.
Do not take antacids that contain aluminum or magnesium within 2 hours before or after you take Zunami
Azithromycin should be given as a single daily dose. Duration of the treatment for the different infection diseases is given below-
Children and adolescents with a body weight above 45 kg, adults and the elderly
The total dose is 1500 mg, administered as 500 mg once daily for 3 days. Alternatively, the same total dose (1500 mg) can be administered in a period of 5 days, 500 mg on the first day and 250 mg on day 2 to 5.
Patients with renal impairment
Dose adjustment is not required in patients with mild to moderate renal impairment
Patients with hepatic impairment
Dose adjustment is not required for patients with mild to moderate hepatic dysfunction
Method of administration
The tablets can be taken with or without food.
The tablets should be taken with ½ glass of water.
Take your missed dose as soon as you remember or, if it is nearly time for your next dose, skip your missed dose altogether
Do not stop taking this medicine without talking to your doctor. You should not stop taking (Zunami) just because you feel better. Patient has to complete full dosage. This is because the problem may come back or get worse again.
Common Zunami side effects may include:
This medicinal product does not require any special storage conditions
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