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Azimac (Azimac tablets and Azimac for oral suspension) contain the active ingredient
azithromycin, a macrolide antibacterial drug, for oral administration. Azimac has the chemical
Azimac is derived from erythromycin; however, it differs chemically from erythromycin in that a
methyl-substituted nitrogen atom is incorporated into the lactone ring. Its molecular formula is
C38H72N2O12, and its molecular weight is 749.00.
Azimac, as the dihydrate, is a white crystalline powder with a molecular formula of
C38H72N2O12∙2H2O and a molecular weight of 785.0.
Azimac is supplied as tablets containing azithromycin dihydrate equivalent to either 250 mg or 500
mg azithromycin and the following inactive ingredients: dibasic calcium phosphate anhydrous,
pregelatinized starch, sodium croscarmellose, magnesium stearate, sodium lauryl sulfate, hypromellose,
lactose, titanium dioxide, triacetin, and D&C Red #30 aluminum lake.
Azimac for oral suspension is supplied in bottles containing azithromycin dihydrate powder
equivalent to 300 mg, 600 mg, 900 mg, or 1200 mg azithromycin per bottle and the following inactive
ingredients: sucrose; sodium phosphate, tribasic, anhydrous; hydroxypropyl cellulose; xanthan gum; FD&C
Red #40; and spray dried artificial cherry, creme de vanilla, and banana flavors. After constitution,
each 5 mL of suspension contains 100 mg or 200 mg of azithromycin.
Dosage of Azimac is setted individually according to nosology, disease severity and sensitivity of the
pathogen. Dosage for adults for oral administration is 0.25-1 g 1 time/day; for children - 5-10 mg/kg 1
time/day. The duration of administration is 2-5 days.
Adverse reactions experienced at higher than recommended doses were similar to those seen at normal
doses particularly nausea, diarrhea, and vomiting. In the event of overdosage, general symptomatic and
supportive measures are indicated as required.
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.