Also known as: Azithromycin
Azilide (Azilide tablets and Azilide for oral suspension) contain the active ingredient azithromycin, a macrolide antibacterial drug, for oral administration. Azilide has the chemical name (2R,3S,4R,5R,8R,10R,11R,12S,13S,14R)-13-[(2,6-dideoxy-3-C-methyl-3-O-methyl-α-L-ribo-hexopyranosyl) oxy]-2-ethyl-3,4,10-trihydroxy-3,5,6,8,10,12,14-heptamethyl-11-[[3,4,6-trideoxy-3-(dimethylamino)-β-D-xylo-hexopyranosyl]oxy]-1-oxa-6-azacyclopentadecan-15-one. Azilide 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.
Azilide, as the dihydrate, is a white crystalline powder with a molecular formula of C38H72N2O12∙2H2O and a molecular weight of 785.0.
Azilide 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.
Azilide 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 Azilide is available in: 250 mg (Low Dosage), 500 mg (Standard Dosage).
Generic Azilide can be taken in tablets, liquid form, injections. You should take it by mouth with water.
To avoid problems with stomach, take tablets and liquid form with meals. Liquid Generic Azilide form should be shook properly. Capsule is taken on empty stomach.
It is better to take Generic Azilide every day at the same time.
Generic Azilide 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 Generic Azilide for 1-5 days.
For Adults: if you treat Pneumonia or Throat/Tonsil Infection the right dose is two tablets of 250 mg on the first day and then 250 mg once a day for 4 more days.
In prevention of MAC (mycobacterium avium complex) usual Generic Azilide dosage is 1,200 mg for a week.
In treatment of skin or infections usual Generic Azilide dosage is two tablets of 250 mg at the first day after you took one tablet of 250 mg for 4 days at the same time.
If you take an overdose of Azilide you should visit your doctor or health care provider immediately. Symptoms of Azilide overdosage include discomfort in the stomach, diarrhea, retching and nausea.
Keep out of the reach of children.
Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.
Ask your healthcare professional how you should dispose of any medicine you do not use.
Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Keep from freezing.
Do not refrigerate or freeze the Zmax® extended-release oral suspension. After water has been added to the powder, use the dose within 12 hours and throw away any unused liquid after your dose.
You may store the Azilide® oral liquid at room temperature or in the refrigerator. Do not freeze the bottle. Do not keep the oral liquid for more than 10 days. Throw away any unused liquid after all doses are completed.
Detailed Azilide dosage information