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Azithromycin Ophthalmic Dosage

Applies to the following strengths: 1%

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Usual Adult Dose for:

Usual Pediatric Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Bacterial Conjunctivitis

Days 1 and 2: Instill 1 drop in the affected eye(s) twice a day, 8 to 12 hours apart.
Days 3 through 7: Instill 1 drop in the affected eye(s) once a day.

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

Usual Pediatric Dose for Bacterial Conjunctivitis

1 year or older:
-Days 1 and 2: Instill 1 drop in the affected eye(s) twice a day, 8 to 12 hours apart.
-Days 3 through 7: Instill 1 drop in the affected eye(s) once a day.

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

Renal Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Liver Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Precautions

Safety and efficacy have not been established in patients younger than 1 year.

Consult WARNINGS section for additional precautions.

Dialysis

Data not available

Other Comments

Administration advice:
-For topical ophthalmic use only; not for injection
-Do not administer systemically, inject subconjunctivally, or introduce directly into the anterior chamber of the eye.
-Invert closed bottle and shake once before each use; with bottle inverted, remove cap, tilt head back, and gently squeeze bottle to instill 1 drop in the affected eye(s).

Storage requirements:
-Unopened bottle: Store refrigerated at 2C to 8C (36F to 46F).
-Opened bottle: Store at 2C to 25C (36F to 77F) for up to 14 days; discard after 14 days.

Patient advice:
-Do not wear contact lenses if you have signs/symptoms of bacterial conjunctivitis.
-Wash hands thoroughly before using this drug.
-Avoid contaminating the applicator tip with material from the eye, fingers, or any other source.
-Stop this drug and contact physician at first sign of allergic reaction.
-Avoid missing doses and complete the entire course of therapy.

Further information

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