Zithromax (Page 8 of 11)

Pharyngitis/Tonsillitis

The recommended dose of ZITHROMAX for children with pharyngitis/tonsillitis is 12 mg/kg once daily for 5 days. (See chart below.)

PEDIATRIC DOSAGE GUIDELINES FOR PHARYNGITIS/TONSILLITIS (Age 2 years and above, see PRECAUTIONS—Pediatric Use.) Based on Body Weight

PHARYNGITIS/TONSILLITIS: (5-Day Regimen)
Dosing Calculated on 12 mg/kg/day for 5 days.
Weight 200 mg/5 mL Total mL per Treatment Course Total mg per Treatment Course
Kg Lbs. Day 1–5

8

18

2.5 mL(½ tsp)

12.5 mL

500 mg

17

37

5 mL(1 tsp)

25 mL

1000 mg

25

55

7.5 mL(1½ tsp)

37.5 mL

1500 mg

33

73

10 mL(2 tsp)

50 mL

2000 mg

40

88

12.5 mL(2½ tsp)

62.5 mL

2500 mg

Constituting instructions for ZITHROMAX Oral Suspension, 300, 600, 900, 1200 mg bottles. The table below indicates the volume of water to be used for constitution:

Amount of water to be added Total volume after constitution (azithromycin content) Azithromycin concentration after constitution

9 mL (300 mg)

15 mL (300 mg)

100 mg/5 mL

9 mL (600 mg)

15 mL (600 mg)

200 mg/5 mL

12 mL (900 mg)

22.5 mL (900 mg)

200 mg/5 mL

15 mL (1200 mg)

30 mL (1200 mg)

200 mg/5 mL

Shake well before each use. Oversized bottle provides shake space. Keep tightly closed.

After mixing, store suspension at 5° to 30°C (41° to 86°F) and use within 10 days. Discard after full dosing is completed.

HOW SUPPLIED

ZITHROMAX 250 mg tablets are supplied as pink modified capsular shaped, engraved, film-coated tablets containing azithromycin dihydrate equivalent to 250 mg of azithromycin. ZITHROMAX 250 mg tablets are engraved with “PFIZER” on one side and “306″ on the other. These are packaged in bottles and blister cards of 6 tablets (Z-PAKS®) as follows:

Bottles of 30

NDC 0069-3060-30

Boxes of 3 (Z-PAKS® of 6)

NDC 0069-3060-75

Unit Dose package of 50

NDC 0069-3060-86

ZITHROMAX 500 mg tablets are supplied as pink modified capsular shaped, engraved, film-coated tablets containing azithromycin dihydrate equivalent to 500 mg of azithromycin. ZITHROMAX 500 mg tablets are engraved with “Pfizer” on one side and “ZTM500″ on the other. These are packaged in bottles and blister cards of 3 tablets (TRI-PAKS™) as follows:

Bottles of 30

NDC 0069-3070-30

Boxes of 3 (TRI-PAKS™ of 3 tablets)

NDC 0069-3070-75

Unit Dose package of 50

NDC 0069-3070-86

ZITHROMAX tablets should be stored between 15° to 30°C (59° to 86°F).

ZITHROMAX for oral suspension after constitution contains a flavored suspension. ZITHROMAX® for oral suspension is supplied to provide 100 mg/5 mL or 200 mg/5 mL suspension in bottles as follows:

Azithromycin contents per bottle NDC

300 mg

0069-3110-19

600 mg

0069-3120-19

900 mg

0069-3130-19

1200 mg

0069-3140-19

See DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION for constitution instructions with each bottle type.

Storage

Store dry powder below 30°C (86°F). Store constituted suspension between 5° to 30°C (41° to 86°F) and discard when full dosing is completed.

CLINICAL STUDIES

(See INDICATIONS AND USAGE and Pediatric Use.)

Pediatric Patients

From the perspective of evaluating pediatric clinical trials, Days 11–14 were considered on-therapy evaluations because of the extended half-life of azithromycin. Day 11–14 data are provided for clinical guidance. Day 24–32 evaluations were considered the primary test of cure endpoint.

Acute Otitis Media

Safety and efficacy using azithromycin 30 mg/kg given over 5 days

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