Zmax   (U.S.N.L.M.)
(inclusion conjunctivitis).
One gram in a single dose (2 tablets, 4 tablets, or suspension)
May be taken with or without food.
Chem Specs azithromycin
Quantities Available as single dose powder packets (1 g),  also as 250mg and 500mg tablets.
Cost 30.17 packet
Class extended-spectrum macrolide
Action Blocks bacterial protein synthesis.
Usage Indicated for the treatment of sinus infections and pneumonia caused by suseptible organisms.
Often used in the treatment of inclusion conjunctivitis.
Warnings Use caution with known heart arrhythmias, angina, prior heart attack or chest pain.
May cause potentially fatal arrhythmia. Azithromycin is principally eliminated via the
liver. Use caution with impaired hepatic function.
Contraindications Hypersensitivity to azithromycin, erythromycin or any macrolide or ketolide antibiotic.
Pediatric use Zmax has been used in patients over 6 months of age.
Pregnancy A retrospective study found association with increased incidence of miscarriage.2
Exposure during 1st trimester associated with increased risk of abortion and birth defects.
Zmax is also supplied in bottles containing 2.0 g of azithromycin and is constituted with
60 mL of water by the pharmacist.
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