Azithromycin is a macrolide antibacterial drug indicated for mild to moderate infections caused by designated, susceptible bacteria:
- Acute bacterial exacerbations of chronic bronchitis in adults
- Acute bacterial sinusitis in adults
- Uncomplicated skin and skin structure infections in adults
- Urethritis and cervicitis in adults
- Genital ulcer disease in men
- Acute otitis media in pediatric patients (6 months of age and older)
- Community-acquired pneumonia in adults and pediatric patients (6 months of age and older)
- Pharyngitis/tonsillitis in adults and pediatric patients (2 years of age and older)
Limitation of Use:
Azithromycin should not be used in patients with pneumonia who are judged to be inappropriate for oral therapy because of moderate to severe illness or risk factors.
To reduce the development of drug-resistant bacteria and maintain the effectiveness of azithromycin for oral suspension and other antibacterial drugs, azithromycin for oral suspension should be used only to treat infections that are proven or strongly suspected to be caused by susceptible bacteria.