Also known as:
Azitrocin (Azitrocin tablets and Azitrocin for oral suspension) contain the active ingredient
azithromycin, a macrolide antibacterial drug, for oral administration. Azitrocin has the chemical
Azitrocin 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.
Azitrocin, as the dihydrate, is a white crystalline powder with a molecular formula of
C38H72N2O12∙2H2O and a molecular weight of 785.0.
Azitrocin 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.
Azitrocin 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.
Take this medication exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not take the medication in larger
or take it for longer than recommended by your doctor. The dose and length of treatment with Azitrocin may
be the same for every type of infection. Take each tablet or capsule with a full glass (8 ounces) of
To use the oral suspension single dose packet: Open the packet and pour the medicine into 2 ounces of
Stir this mixture and drink all of it right away. To make sure you get the entire dose, add a little
water to the same glass, swirl gently and drink right away. Azitrocin capsules must be taken on an empty
stomach. Take the capsule at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after eating a meal Azitrocin tablets or powder
oral suspension may be taken with or without food. Take the tablet or oral suspension with food if the
medicine upsets your stomach. Do not take Azitrocin at the same time as taking an antacid that contains
aluminum or magnesium. This includes Rolaids, Maalox, Mylanta, Milk of Magnesia, Pepcid Complete, and
others. These antacids can make Azitrocin less effective when taken at the same time. Shake the oral
suspension (liquid) well just before you measure a dose. To be sure you get the correct dose, measure
liquid with a marked measuring spoon or medicine cup, not with a regular table spoon. If you do not have
dose-measuring device, ask your pharmacist for one. Take this medication for the entire length of time
prescribed by your doctor. Your symptoms may get better before the infection is completely treated.
will not treat a viral infection such as the common cold or flu. It is important to take Azitrocin
to get the most benefit. Store this medication at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Throw
any unused liquid medicine after 10 days.
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine. Symptoms of an
Azitrocin 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.