Also known as: Azithromycin
Azimed (Azimed tablets and Azimed for oral suspension) contain the active ingredient azithromycin, a macrolide antibacterial drug, for oral administration. Azimed has the chemical name (2R,3S,4R,5R,8R,10R,11R,12S,13S,14R)-13-[(2,6-dideoxy-3-C-methyl-3-O-methyl-α-L-ribo-hexopyranosyl) oxy]-2-ethyl-3,4,10-trihydroxy-3,5,6,8,10,12,14-heptamethyl-11-[[3,4,6-trideoxy-3-(dimethylamino)-β-D-xylo-hexopyranosyl]oxy]-1-oxa-6-azacyclopentadecan-15-one. Azimed is derived from erythromycin; however, it differs chemically from erythromycin in that a methyl-substituted nitrogen atom is incorporated into the lactone ring. Its molecular formula is C38H72N2O12, and its molecular weight is 749.00.
Azimed, as the dihydrate, is a white crystalline powder with a molecular formula of C38H72N2O12∙2H2O and a molecular weight of 785.0.
Azimed is supplied as tablets containing azithromycin dihydrate equivalent to either 250 mg or 500 mg azithromycin and the following inactive ingredients: dibasic calcium phosphate anhydrous, pregelatinized starch, sodium croscarmellose, magnesium stearate, sodium lauryl sulfate, hypromellose, lactose, titanium dioxide, triacetin, and D&C Red #30 aluminum lake.
Azimed for oral suspension is supplied in bottles containing azithromycin dihydrate powder equivalent to 300 mg, 600 mg, 900 mg, or 1200 mg azithromycin per bottle and the following inactive ingredients: sucrose; sodium phosphate, tribasic, anhydrous; hydroxypropyl cellulose; xanthan gum; FD&C Red #40; and spray dried artificial cherry, creme de vanilla, and banana flavors. After constitution, each 5 mL of suspension contains 100 mg or 200 mg of azithromycin.
Generic Azimed is available in: 250 mg (Low Dosage), 500 mg (Standard Dosage).
Generic Azimed can be taken in tablets, liquid form, injections. You should take it by mouth with water.
To avoid problems with stomach, take tablets and liquid form with meals. Liquid Generic Azimed form should be shook properly. Capsule is taken on empty stomach.
It is better to take Generic Azimed every day at the same time.
Generic Azimed treats different types of bacterial infections and can be used both by adults and by children. Thus, each age has different instructions.
For children it is better to take into account child weight. In treatment of otitis media, take Generic Azimed for 1-5 days.
For Adults: if you treat Pneumonia or Throat/Tonsil Infection the right dose is two tablets of 250 mg on the first day and then 250 mg once a day for 4 more days.
In prevention of MAC (mycobacterium avium complex) usual Generic Azimed dosage is 1,200 mg for a week.
In treatment of skin or infections usual Generic Azimed dosage is two tablets of 250 mg at the first day after you took one tablet of 250 mg for 4 days at the same time.
If you take an overdose of Azimed you should visit your doctor or health care provider immediately. Symptoms of Azimed overdosage include discomfort in the stomach, diarrhea, retching and nausea.
Keep the medicine in a cupboard, away from heat and direct sunlight.
You may need to keep liquid medicine in the fridge – check the instructions on the bottle. Make sure that the medicine doesn’t freeze.
Make sure that children cannot see or reach the medicine.
Keep the medicine in the container it came in.