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Zitrocin 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).
Zitrocin belongs to the class of drugs known as macrolide antibiotics. It works by killing bacteria
preventing their growth. However, Zitrocin will not work for colds, flu, or other virus infections.
injection may be used for other problems as determined by your doctor.
Zitrocin 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
useful for other medical problems. Although these uses are not included in product labeling, Zitrocin
in certain patients with the following medical condition: Trachoma (treatment).
Use Zitrocin as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
Zitrocin is usually given as an injection at your doctor's office, hospital, or clinic. If you will be
using Zitrocin at home, a health care provider will teach you how to use it. Be sure you understand how to
use Zitrocin. Follow the procedures you are taught when you use a dose. Contact your health care provider
you have any questions.
Do not use Zitrocin if it contains particles, is cloudy or discolored, or if the vial is cracked or
Keep this product, as well as syringes and needles, out of the reach of children and pets. Do not
needles, syringes, or other materials. Ask your health care provider how to dispose of these materials
use. Follow all local rules for disposal.
o clear up your infection completely, use Zitrocin for the full course of treatment. Keep using it even
you feel better in a few days.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Zitrocin.
Adverse reactions experienced at higher than recommended doses were similar to those seen at normal
doses particularly nausea, diarrhea, and vomiting. In the event of overdosage, general symptomatic and
supportive measures are indicated as required.
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.