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Azicip is used to treat many different types of infections caused by bacteria, such as respiratory
infections, skin infections, ear infections, and sexually transmitted diseases. In children, it is used
treat middle ear infection, pneumonia, tonsillitis, and strep throat.
Azicip, a semisynthetic antibiotic belonging to the macrolide subgroup of azalides, is used to
treat STDs due to chlamydia and gonorrhea, community-acquired pneumonia, pelvic inflammatory disease,
pediatric otitis media and pharyngitis, and Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) in patients with advanced
HIV disease. Similar in structure to erythromycin. azithromycin reaches higher intracellular
concentrations than erythromycin, increasing its efficacy and duration of action.
Bioavailability is 37% following oral administration. Absorption is not affected by food. Azithromycin
is extensively distributed in tissues with tissue concentrations reaching up to 50 times greater than
plasma concentrations. Drug becomes concentrated within macrophages and polymorphonucleocytes giving it
good activity against Chlamydia trachomatis.
Use Azicip as directed by your doctor.
Take Azicip by mouth with or without food. If stomach upset occurs, take with food to reduce stomach
Do not take an antacid that has aluminum or magnesium in it within 1 hour before or 2 hours after you
Azicip works best if it is taken at the same time each day.
To clear up your infection completely, use Azicip for the full course of treatment. Keep using it even
if you feel better in a few days.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Azicip.
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine. Symptoms of an
Azicip overdose may include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and stomach discomfort.
Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F) away from moisture and heat. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date. Keep out of reach of children in a container that small children cannot open.