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Aztrin injection is used to treat bacterial infections in many different parts of the body. It is also
used to prevent Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) disease in patients infected with the human
immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
Aztrin belongs to the class of drugs known as macrolide antibiotics. It works
by killing bacteria or preventing their growth. However, Aztrin will not work for colds, flu, or other
infections. Aztrin injection may be used for other problems as determined by your doctor.
Aztrin is available only with your doctor's prescription.
Once a medicine has been approved for marketing for a
certain use, experience may show that it is also useful for other medical problems. Although these uses
not included in product labeling, Aztrin is used in certain patients with the following medical
It is important that your child completes the course of antibiotic. This means that they must take the
medicine for the number of days that the doctor has told you to, or until all the medicine has been
taken. If you stop giving the antibiotic too soon, the troublesome bacteria that are left will start to
multiply again, and may cause another infection. There is also a risk that these bacteria will be
resistant to (no longer be killed by) the first antibiotic. This means that it might not work next
time, and your child might need a different antibiotic, which might not work as well or cause more
Children are sometimes sick (vomit) or get diarrhoea when taking antibiotics. Encourage them to drink
water to replace the fluid they have lost. If it is severe or your child is drowsy, contact your doctor.
Do not give your child any medicine to stop the diarrhoea unless your doctor has told you to, as this
can make things worse.
Try to give the medicine at about the same times each day, to help you remember, and to make sure that
there is the right amount of medicine in your child’s body to kill the bacteria.
Only give this medicine to your child for their current infection.
Never save medicine for future illnesses. Give old or unused antibiotics to your pharmacist to dispose
Only give the antibiotic to the child for whom it was prescribed. Never give it to anyone else, even
if their condition appears to be the same, as this could do harm.
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine. Symptoms of an
Aztrin 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.