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The antibacterial activity of azithromycin is similar to that of erythromycin against Gram positive bacteria but it is more active than erythromycin against some Gram negative organisms.


  • respiratory tract infections
  • otitis media
  • skin and soft tissue infections
  • uncomplicated genital chlamydial infections


  • renal impairment
  • pregnancy and lactation


  • hepatic impairment


  • diarrhoea
  • cholestatic jaundice if give for more than 14 days
  • nausea and vomiting

Routes of administration:

  • oral:
    • capsules
    • suspension

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