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Azithromycin
Essential medicine status
General description
Azithromycin is a macrolide antibiotic that can be used systemically and topically for the treatment of susceptible bacterial infections.
INN
Azithromycin
Medicine type
Chemical agent
Antibiotic groups
EML status history
First added in 2003 (TRS 920) for Trachoma
Added in 2003 (TRS 920) for Chlamydia trachomatis
Added in 2013 (TRS 985) for Trachoma
Added in 2017 (TRS 1006) for Gonococcal infection
Added in 2017 (TRS 1006) for Yaws
Added in 2017 (TRS 1006) for Cholera
Added in 2017 (TRS 1006) for Gonococcal infection
Therapeutic equivalent for
Wikipedia
Recommendations
Section
Ophthalmological preparations > Anti-infective agents
  • Local > Ophthalmological > Solution: 1.5% eye drops
Indications
Section
Other antibacterials
  • Oral > Liquid: 200 mg per 5 mL oral liquid
  • Oral > Solid: 250 mg (anhydrous) capsule; 500 mg (anhydrous) capsule