Zitrocin is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) azithromycin. On this page you will find out more about Zitrocin, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)
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Active ingredient in this medicine: azithromycin
Information for medicine and pack size:
Zitrocin 500 mg film-coated tablet, 2
Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:
This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.
What this medicine is for
Azithromycin is indicated for use in adults for the treatment of the following infections of mild to moderate severity: 1. Lower respiratory tract infections: Acute bacterial bronchitis due to Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae or Moraxella catarrhalis. Community acquired pneumonia due to Streptococcus pneumoniae or Haemophilus influenzae in patients suitable for outpatient oral treatment. Community acquired pneumonia caused by susceptible organisms in patients who require initial intravenous therapy. In clinical studies efficacy has been demonstrated against Chlamydia pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae, Legionella pneumophilia, Moraxella catarrhalis, Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pneumoniae. 2. Upper respiratory tract infections: Acute sinusitis due to Streptococcus pneumoniae or Haemphilus influenzae. Acute streptococcal pharyngitis. Note: Penicillin is the usual drug of choice in the treatment of Streptococcus pyogenes pharyngitis, including the prophylaxis of rheumatic fever. Azithromycin appears to be almost as effective in the treatment of streptococcal pharyngitis. However, substantial data establishing the efficacy of azithromycin in the subsequent prevention of rheumatic fever are not available at present. 3. Uncomplicated skin and skin structure infections: Uncomplicated infections due to Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pyogenes or Streptococcus agalactiae. Abscesses usually require surgical drainage. 4. Sexually transmitted diseases: Uncomplicated urethritis and cervicitis due to Chlamydia trachomatis. Note. At the recommended dose azithromycin cannot be relied upon to treat gonorrhoea or syphilis. As with other drugs for the treatment of non-gonococcal infections, it may mask or delay the symptoms of incubating gonorrhoea or syphilis. Appropriate tests should be performed for the detection of gonorrhoea or syphilis and treatment should be instituted as required. Azithromycin is also indicated for the treatment of Chlamydia trachomatis conjunctivits and trachoma. Azithromycin is also indicated for the prevention of infection due to Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare complex (MAC) disease, when used as the sole agent or in combination with rifabutin at its approved dose, in adults and children aged more than 12 years with HIV infection and CD4 cell count less than or equal to 75 cells/microliter (see Precautions). Disseminated infection due to Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare complex should be excluded by a negative blood culture prior to commencement of therapy. Azithromycin is indicated for use in children for the treatment of the following infections: 1. Acute streptococcal pharyngitis/tonsillitis. Note: Penicillin is the usual drug of choice in the treatment of Streptococcus pyogenes pharyngitis, including the prophylaxis of rheumatic fever. The 20mg/kg azithromycin dose appears to be almost as effective as penicillin in the treatment of streptococcal pharyngitis. However substantial data establishing the efficacy of azithromycin in the subsequent prevention of rheumatic fever are not available at present. 2. Chlamydia trachomatis conjunctivitis and trachoma in children 12 months or older.
Table of characteristics
white capsule shaped film coated tablet, scored on one side and embossed "ZTM500" with, Pfizer on the other.
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|Dosage Form||Tablet, film coated|
|Route of administration||Oral|
15x 500mg tablets: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
2 x 500mg tablets: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
3 x 500mg tablets: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
There is one type of pack available.
Pack type 1
|Storage temperature||Store below 30 degrees Celsius|
|Storage conditions||No information available|
|Life time||5 Years|
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information
The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.
Is this medication banned in sport?
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