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AZITHROMYCIN EXTENDED-RELEASE SUSPENSION - ORAL
COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Zmax
USES: Azithromycin extended-release suspension is used to treat certain bacterial infections (including sinusitis, pneumonia). It is a macrolide-type antibiotic. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria.
This medication will not work for viral infections (such as common cold, flu). Unnecessary use or misuse of any antibiotic can lead to its decreased effectiveness.
HOW TO USE: Read the Patient Information Leaflet if available from your pharmacist before you start taking azithromycin and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Shake the suspension well before using. Take this medication by mouth on an empty stomach (at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal).
For adults, take this medication as directed by your doctor, usually the whole bottle all at once as a single dose.
For children, the dose is based on your child's weight. Carefully measure the dose using a special measuring device/spoon. Do not use a household spoon because you may not get the correct dose. Discard any remaining suspension.
If vomiting occurs within 1 hour of taking this medication, call your doctor for further instructions about a second dose or switching to another antibiotic.
Unlike other azithromycin products, this extended-release suspension may be taken with antacids without affecting its absorption.
Tell your doctor if your condition does not improve after a few days.
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