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Zycin is in a group of drugs called macrolide antibiotics. Zycin fights bacteria in the body. Zycin
is used to treat many different types of infections caused by bacteria, such as respiratory infections,
infections, ear infections, and sexually transmitted diseases. Zycin may also be used for purposes
than those listed in this medication guide.
To reduce the development of drug-resistant bacteria and maintain the effectiveness of Zycin Tablets
other antibacterial drugs, Zycin Tablets should be used only to treat infections that are proven or
strongly suspected to be caused by susceptible bacteria. When culture and susceptibility information are
available, they should be considered in selecting or modifying antibacterial therapy. In the absence of
data, local epidemiology and susceptibility patterns may contribute to the empiric selection of therapy.
Zycin Tablets are a macrolide antibacterial drug indicated for the treatment of patients with mild to
moderate infections caused by susceptible strains of the designated microorganisms in the specific
conditions listed below.
Zycin is an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections of the nose, throat, lungs, bronchitis,
skin, soft tissues, and sexually transmitted genital and urinary infections.
Zycin is a semi-synthetic macrolide antibiotic of the azalide class. Like other macrolide
Zycin inhibits bacterial protein synthesis by binding to the 50S ribosomal subunit of the bacterial 70S
ribosome. Binding inhibits peptidyl transferase activity and interferes with amino acid translocation
the process of translation. Its effects may be bacteriostatic or bactericidal depending of the organism
the drug concentration. Its long half life, which enables once daily dosing and shorter administration
durations, is a property distinct from other macrolides.
Generic Zycin is available in: 250 mg (Low Dosage), 500 mg (Standard Dosage).
Generic Zycin 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 Zycin form
be shook properly. Capsule is taken on empty stomach.
It is better to take Generic Zycin every day at the same time.
Generic Zycin 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
Zycin 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 Zycin dosage is 1,200 mg for a week.
In treatment of skin or infections usual Generic Zycin 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.
If you overdose Zycin and you don't feel good you should visit your doctor or health care
provider immediately. Symptoms of Zycin overdosage: discomfort feeling in stomach, diarrhea,
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.