Also known as:
Azitro (Azitro tablets and Azitro for oral suspension) contain the active ingredient
azithromycin, a macrolide antibacterial drug, for oral administration. Azitro has the chemical
Azitro 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.
Azitro, as the dihydrate, is a white crystalline powder with a molecular formula of
C38H72N2O12∙2H2O and a molecular weight of 785.0.
Azitro 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.
Azitro 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.
Generic Azitro is available in: 250 mg (Low Dosage), 500 mg (Standard Dosage).
Generic Azitro can be taken in tablets, liquid form, injections. You should take it by mouth with
To avoid problems with stomach, take tablets and liquid form with meals. Liquid Generic Azitro form
be shook properly. Capsule is taken on empty stomach.
It is better to take Generic Azitro every day at the same time.
Generic Azitro treats different types of bacterial infections and can be used both by adults and by
children. Thus, each age has different instructions.
For children it is better to take into account child weight. In treatment of otitis media, take
Azitro for 1-5 days.
For Adults: if you treat Pneumonia or Throat/Tonsil Infection the right dose is two tablets of 250 mg
the first day and then 250 mg once a day for 4 more days.
In prevention of MAC (mycobacterium avium complex) usual Generic Azitro dosage is 1,200 mg for a week.
In treatment of skin or infections usual Generic Azitro dosage is two tablets of 250 mg at the first
after you took one tablet of 250 mg for 4 days at the same time.
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine. Symptoms of an
Azitro 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.