How to use Azithromycin in a suspension for children and adults

Azithromycin is a strong antibacterial agent that is prescribed to treat infectious diseases in children, when other drugs are ineffective. The drug in the form of a suspension for children is prescribed exclusively by a doctor, it is low in toxicity and lasts for a long time.

  • Composition
    • Formulation and dosage
    • For adults
    • For children
    • Indications
    • Course of treatment
    • Contraindications
    • Side effects
    • Analogs


    The active substance is azithromycin, a broad-spectrum antibiotic that belongs to the azalides group( a new subgroup of antibiotics-macrolides).

    The drug is used to combat such pathogens of infection, such as streptococcus, staphylococcus, hemophilic rod and other antibiotic-resistant microorganisms, often causing diseases of the intimate sphere.

    The principle of azithromycin: by penetrating into the sputum accumulated in the bronchi, and in the tissues of internal organs, the antibiotic blocks the process of protein synthesis in pathogenic microorganisms. This significantly reduces the focus of inflammation and prevents the spread of infection.

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    Form release and dosage

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    For adults

    The drug is available in the form of tablets and capsules.

    For the treatment of infections of the upper and lower respiratory tract, the dosage for an adult is 500 milligrams per day for 1 reception. Dosage for acute infectious diseases of the genito-urinary organs is 1000 milligrams once.

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    For children

    The preparation is available in the form of powder for suspension, finished suspension and tablets. The dosage of the antibiotic according to the instructions is calculated at 5-10 milligrams per kilogram of the child's weight.

    The medicine in the form of tablets is prescribed to children who already know how to swallow them. In this case, the dosage will be 250 milligrams for children from 12 years.

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    Azithromycin is used to treat diseases such as:

    • bronchitis, including chronic;
    • pneumonia;
    • bronchial asthma;
    • sinusitis, tonsillitis;
    • angina;
    • scarlet fever;
    • urinary tract infection;
    • Lyme disease;
    • of the genital sphere( chlamydia, gonorrhea, gardnerellez, mycoplasmosis, ureaplasmosis, trichomoniasis).

    The antibiotic is effective for the treatment of skin lesions with purulent secretions and open sores, for example, purulent dermatitis, furunculosis or acne.

    Read also about other groups of broad-spectrum antibiotics that are prescribed for the treatment of children
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    Course of treatment

    Course of treatmentadult lasts 3 days. It can be increased as prescribed by the doctor.

    If it is necessary to treat skin and soft tissue infection, then on the first day of treatment 1000 milligrams per day are prescribed per 1 reception, in subsequent days 500 milligrams per day. Duration of treatment - 5 days.

    Standard course of children's treatment of children - 3 days. The use of the suspension of Azithromycin can be prolonged according to clinical indications in especially severe cases.

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    Azithromycin is not used to treat children with:

    • intolerance to drug components;Dysfunction of kidney and liver.

    The drug is used with caution during lactation and during pregnancy.

    For the treatment of children, an antibiotic or its analogs are prescribed if other drugs have failed to achieve the desired result.
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    Side effects

    • Diarrhea.
    • Abdominal bloating
    • Constipation.
    • Decreased appetite.
    • Heart palpitations.
    • Headache.
    • Sleep disturbance.
    • Hives.
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    Analogues of

    Complete analogues in composition to Azithromycin are Azivok, Azimmed, Azitrox, Asitrus, Zitrolide, Zitrocinum, Sumamed, Chemomycin, Ecomed and so on.

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