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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
Take exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than
recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label. The dose and length of treatment with
Aztrin may not be the same for every type of infection.
You may take most forms of Aztrin with or without food.
Take Aztrin extended release liquid (oral suspension) on an empty stomach, at least 1 hour before or 2
hours after a meal.
To use the oral suspension single dose packet: Open the packet and pour the medicine into 2 ounces of
water. Stir this mixture and drink all of it right away. Do not save for later use. To make sure you get
the entire dose, add a little more water to the same glass, swirl gently and drink right away.
Throw away any mixed Aztrin oral suspension that has not been used within 12 hours.
Shake the oral suspension well just before you measure a dose. Measure the liquid with a special
dose-measuring spoon or medicine cup, not with a regular table spoon. If you do not have a
dose-measuring device, ask your pharmacist for one.
Take this medicine for the full prescribed length of time. Your symptoms may improve before the
infection is completely cleared. Skipping doses may also increase your risk of further infection that is
resistant to antibiotics. Azithromycin will not treat a viral infection such as the common cold or flu.
Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Throw away any unused liquid medicine after 10
If you overdose Aztrin and you don't feel good you should visit your doctor or health care
provider immediately. Symptoms of Aztrin 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.