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What is Azithromycin?

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  • Release on :2016-03-30
What is Azithromycin?

Azithromycin(CAS:83905-01-5) is an antibiotic useful for the treatment of a number of bacterial infections. This includes middle ear infections, strep throat, pneumonia, traveler's diarrhea, and certain other intestinal infections. It may also be used for a number ofsexually transmitted infections including chlamydia and gonorrhea infections. Along with other medications, it may also be used for malaria. It can be taken by mouth orintravenously with doses once per day.

How to Use?

Azithromycin is used to treat many different infections, including:
Prevention and treatment of acute bacterial exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease due to H. influenzae, M. catarrhalis, or S. pneumoniae. The benefits of long-term prophylaxis must be weighed on a patent-by-patient basis against the risk of cardiovascular and other adverse effects. 
Acute bacterial sinusitis due to H. influenzae, M. catarrhalis, or S. pneumoniae. Other agents, such as amoxicillin/clavulanate are generally preferred, however.
Community-acquired pneumonia' due to C. pneumoniae, H. influenzae, M. pneumoniae, or S. pneumoniae.
Acute otitis media caused by H. influenzae, M. catarrhalis or S. pneumoniae. Azithromycin is not, however, a first-line agent for this condition. Amoxicillin or another beta lactam antibiotic is generally preferred.
Pharyngitis or tonsillitis caused by S. pyogenes as an alternative to first-line therapy in individuals who cannot use first-line therapy.
Uncomplicated skin and skin structure infections due to S. aureus, S. pyogenes, or S. agalactiae
Urethritis and cervicitis due to C. trachomatis or N. gonorrhoeae
Genital ulcer disease (chancroid) in men due to H. ducreyi
In combination with ceftriaxone, azithromycin is part of the United States Centers for Disease Control-recommended regimen for the treatment of gonorrhea. Azithromycin is active as monotherapy in most cases, but the combination with ceftriaxone is recommended based on the relatively low barrier to resistance development in gonococci.

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