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INDICATIONS

FDA

  • Treatment and prophylaxis of disseminated M. avium infection (treatment requires co-administration with ethambutol).
  • Community-acquired pneumonia of mild severity (20%-30% of S. pneumonia strains resistant to azithromycin).
  • Pharyngitis/tonsillitis; acute bacterial sinusitis.
  • Acute bacterial exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (Z-pack and Tri-pack).
  • Uncomplicated skin and skin structure infections.
  • Urethritis and cervicitis (caused by GC and ).
  • Genital ulcer disease.

NON-FDA APPROVED USES

  • Toxoplasmosis (with pyrimethamine).

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Last updated: March 30, 2011