Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Azithromycin

Introduction

Uses

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Indications

  • As an alternative to penicillin in penicillin-allergic individuals.
  • Management of respiratory tract infections.
  • Management of mild to moderate skin and soft tissue infection.
  • Treatment of non-tubercular mycobacterial infections.
  • In man is used as a single dose for treatment of genital chlamydial infections.
  • Active against gram positive cocci (except some Staphylococci), gram negative bacilli (HaemophilusandPasteurellaspp Pasteurella multocida.).
  • Also effective against:
  • Some strains ofActinomyes,Nocardia,Chlamydia, andRickettsiaare inhibited by azithromycin.
  • Resistanceis exhibited by most strains ofPseudomonas spp,E. coliandKlebsiella.

Administration

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Pharmocokinetics

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Precautions

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Interactions

with other drugs

Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Other sources of information

  • Based onSmall Animal Formulary. Tennant, Bryn (1999) 3rd edn. Cheltenham: BSAVA.

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