Generic Name: Azithromycin BP

Therapeutic Name: Antibacterial Drugs

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Azasite Granules for Suspension: After reconstitution each 5 ml suspension contains 200 mg of Azithromycin as Azithromycin Dihydrate BP.

Azithromycin is an azalide antibiotic, subclass of the macrolide class of antibiotics. Azithromycin acts by binding to the 50s ribosomal subunit of susceptible organisms and thus interferes with microbial protein synthesis. Azithromycin demonstrated activity in vitro, against a wide range of Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria including: Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Streptococcus pyogenes (Group A) and other Streptococcal species, Haemophilus influenzae and parainfluenzae, Moraxella catarrhalis, anaerobes including Bacteroides fragilis, Escherichia coli, Bordetella pertussis, Bordetella parapertussis, Borrelia burgdorferi, Haemophilus
ducreyi, Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Chlamydia trachomatis. Azithromycin also demonstrates activity in vitro against Legionella pneumophila, Mycoplasma pneumoniae and hominis, Campylobacter spp., Toxoplasma gondii and Treponema pallidum.