|AZITHROMYCIN||250 MG||500 MG||200 MG|
|MRP||643.7 | 650||649.4 | 650||93.7|
Azithromycin is a semi-synthetic macrolide antibiotic of the azalide class. Like other macrolide antibiotics, azithromycin inhibits bacterial protein synthesis by binding to the 50S ribosomal subunit of the bacterial 70S ribosome. Binding inhibits peptidyl transferase activity and interferes with amino acid translocation during the process of translation. Its effects may be bacteriostatic or bactericidal depending of the organism and the drug concentration. Its long half life, which enables once daily dosing and shorter administration durations, is a property distinct from other macrolides.
Potentially serious side effects of angioedema and cholestatic jaundice were reported.
For the treatment of patients with mild to moderate infections caused by susceptible strains of the designated microorganisms in the specific conditions:
H. influenzae, M. catarrhalis, S. pneumoniae, C. pneumoniae, M. pneumoniae, S. pyogenes, S. aureus, S. agal.