Also known as: Azithromycin
Tritab (Tritab tablets and Tritab for oral suspension) contain the active ingredient azithromycin, a macrolide antibacterial drug, for oral administration. Tritab 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. Tritab 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.
Tritab, as the dihydrate, is a white crystalline powder with a molecular formula of C38H72N2O12∙2H2O and a molecular weight of 785.0.
Tritab 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.
Tritab 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 Tritab is available in: 250 mg (Low Dosage), 500 mg (Standard Dosage).
Generic Tritab 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 Tritab form should be shook properly. Capsule is taken on empty stomach.
It is better to take Generic Tritab every day at the same time.
Generic Tritab 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 Tritab 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 Tritab dosage is 1,200 mg for a week.
In treatment of skin or infections usual Generic Tritab 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.
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine. Symptoms of an Tritab overdose may include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and stomach discomfort.
Store medicines at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Do not freeze medicines unless required by package insert. Keep medicines away from children and pets.
Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into drainage unless instructed to do so. Medication discarded in this manner may contaminate the environment. Please consult your pharmacist or doctor for more details on how to safely discard Tritab Tablet.