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Azithromycin Ophthalmic Dosage

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Sep 22, 2021.

Applies to the following strengths: 1%

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

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.