Azithromycin Ophthalmic Dosage

This dosage information may not include all the information needed to use Azithromycin Ophthalmic safely and effectively. See additional information for Azithromycin Ophthalmic.

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Usual Adult Dose for:

Usual Pediatric Dose for:

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Usual Adult Dose for Bacterial Conjunctivitis

Instill 1 drop in the affected eye(s) twice daily, eight to twelve hours apart for the first two days and then instill 1 drop in the affected eye(s) once daily for the next five days.

Usual Adult Dose for Neonatal Conjunctivitis

Instill 1 drop in the affected eye(s) twice daily, eight to twelve hours apart for the first two days and then instill 1 drop in the affected eye(s) once daily for the next five days.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Bacterial Conjunctivitis

1 year or older:
Instill 1 drop in the affected eye(s) twice daily, eight to twelve hours apart for the first two days and then instill 1 drop in the affected eye(s) once daily for the next five days.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Neonatal Conjunctivitis

If erythromycin ophthalmic ointment is not available, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) experts have indicated that azithromycin ophthalmic solution 1% is an acceptable alternative. There are no clinical data on efficacy of this product for the prophylaxis of ophthalmia neonatorum; the recommendation is made on the basis of available data on pharmacology and gonococcal microbiologic sensitivity. Azithromycin ophthalmic solution is not FDA approved for this indication.

The recommend dose is 1 to 2 drops placed in the conjunctival sac of each eye, taking care to not touch the applicator tip to the infant. Because this is a solution rather than an ointment, it is important to assure that drops are placed properly. Consider a two person administration approach- one to hold the eye lids open and the other to administer the medication. Use is recommended whether the infant is delivered vaginally or by cesarean section.

Renal Dose Adjustments

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Liver Dose Adjustments

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Dialysis

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