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Azithromycin Ophthalmic Dosage

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Usual Adult Dose for:

Usual Pediatric Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Bacterial Conjunctivitis

Instill 1 drop in the affected eye(s) twice a day, 8 to 12 hours apart for the first 2 days and then instill 1 drop in the affected eye(s) once a day for the next 5 days.

Approved indication: For the treatment of bacterial conjunctivitis due to susceptible isolates of CDC coryneform group G, Haemophilus influenzae, Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus mitis group, and S pneumoniae

Usual Pediatric Dose for Bacterial Conjunctivitis

1 year or older:
Instill 1 drop in the affected eye(s) twice a day, 8 to 12 hours apart for the first 2 days and then instill 1 drop in the affected eye(s) once a day for the next 5 days.

Approved indication: For the treatment of bacterial conjunctivitis due to susceptible isolates of CDC coryneform group G, H influenzae, S aureus, S mitis group, and S pneumoniae

Renal Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Liver Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Precautions

Consult WARNINGS section for dosing related precautions.

Dialysis

Data not available

Other Comments

Administration advice:
-Not for injection.
-Invert closed bottle and shake once before each use.
-Consult the manufacturer's product information for instillation instructions.

Storage requirements:
-Unopened bottle should be refrigerated at 2C to 8C (36F to 46F); opened bottle may be stored at 2C to 25C (36F to 77F) for up to 14 days; open bottle should be discarded after 14 days.

Patient advice:
-Avoid missing doses and complete the entire course of therapy.
-Do not to wear contact lenses if signs/symptoms of bacterial conjunctivitis are present.

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