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Zycin 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).
Zycin belongs to the class of drugs known as macrolide antibiotics. It works by killing bacteria
preventing their growth. However, Zycin will not work for colds, flu, or other virus infections.
injection may be used for other problems as determined by your doctor.
Zycin 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, Zycin
in certain patients with the following medical condition: Trachoma (treatment).
Generic Zycin is available in: 250 mg (Low Dosage), 500 mg (Standard Dosage).
Generic Zycin can be taken in tablets, liquid form, injections. You should take it by mouth with
To avoid problems with stomach, take tablets and liquid form with meals. Liquid Generic Zycin form
be shook properly. Capsule is taken on empty stomach.
It is better to take Generic Zycin every day at the same time.
Generic Zycin 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
Zycin for 1-5 days.
For Adults: if you treat Pneumonia or Throat/Tonsil Infection the right dose is two tablets of 250 mg
the first day and then 250 mg once a day for 4 more days.
In prevention of MAC (mycobacterium avium complex) usual Generic Zycin dosage is 1,200 mg for a week.
In treatment of skin or infections usual Generic Zycin dosage is two tablets of 250 mg at the first
after you took one tablet of 250 mg for 4 days at the same time.
If you overdose Zycin and you don't feel good you should visit your doctor or health care
provider immediately. Symptoms of Zycin 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.