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Azithromycin (Generic) Flavored for Oral Suspension

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Description

Azithromycin is a broad-spectrum antibiotic used to treat a wide variety of bacterial, rickettsial and parasitic infections in animals. Commonly known under the brand name Zithromax, it is only FDA-approved for use in humans, but veterinarians prescribe it for a wide variety of animal species. This flavored oral suspension is long acting and can be given once daily. While you may not see any outward effects of the medicine right away, it should start taking effect within one to two hours, and your furry friend should be feeling better in one or two days. Consult with your veterinarian about the recommended dosage.

Uses

Azithromycin is used in the treatment of susceptible bacterial infections.

Possible Side Effects

Vomiting and diarrhea are most common. Liver damage is also possible, but rare. Pets that are hypersensitive to this or similar medications can have a true allergic reaction. Other side effects may occur. Call your veterinarian immediately if your pet seems ill while taking this medication.

Drug & Food Interactions

Interactions may occur with some vitamins, supplements, cisapride, cyclosporine, digoxin, and antacids. Discuss all medications and supplements your pet is taking with your veterinarian prior to starting Azithromycin.

Precautions

Azithromycin should not be given to pets who have an allergy to it or similar antibiotics. Pets with liver disease should take this medication cautiously and only if the benefits outweigh the risks. The risks to pregnant/lactating females are unknown.

This drug is FDA-approved for human use. However, it is common practice for veterinarians to prescribe such drugs for use in dogs and cats.

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  1. Prescribing Information

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  • Item Number
    149568
  • Common Brand Name(s)
    Zithromax
  • Generic Name
    Azithromycin Dihydrate
  • For Use With
    Dogs & Cats
  • Administration Form
    Oral
  • Product Form
    Suspension
  • Health Condition
    Respiratory Infections, Skin Infections
  • Drug Type
    Antibiotic
Ingredients
Ingredients

Azithromycin Dihydrate.

Instructions
Recommended Dosage

Finish all medication exactly according to your veterinarians instructions. Stopping this medication too soon can cause infection to recur or worsen. Give only to the pet it has been prescribed for.

Storage Instructions

Store constituted suspension between 41° - 86°F and discard when full dosing is completed. .

FAQ

What is Azithromycin?

This is an antibiotic that is used in the treatment of certain skin, respiratory, and other susceptible infections in small animals. It is a powder that is reconstituted and administered as a liquid.

What are the benefits of Azithromycin?

  • Effective in the treatment of targeted respiratory, skin, and other infections.
  • Given as a liquid so it can be accurately dosed in the smallest of animals.
  • Liquid is easy to administer and it can be given safely in several species of small animals.

How is this medication given?

Give all medication orally. Shake the bottle well before giving each dose. Azithromycin can be given on an empty stomach but always give this medication exactly according to your veterinarians prescribe instructions. Always complete all doses that have been prescribed unless otherwise directed or infection may recur or worsen. If you do not understand how to use Azithromycin correctly, contact your veterinarian for further guidance.

How does this medication work?

Azithromycin is an antibiotic that kills bacteria by halting the protein production of susceptible bacteria which causes it to stop growing and reproducing. If bacteria cannot grow or reproduce, it will eventually die and the infection will resolve with some assistance from the body's immune system.

What results can I expect?

The bloodstream will carry Azithromycin from the GI tract to infected tissues. It will stop the growth and reproduction of susceptible bacteria so your pet's infection will resolve. Your pet's symptoms should improve. It can take several doses before improvement is observed. If your pet seems worse or his/her symptoms are not resolving after all medication is completed, call your veterinarian.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Finally broke his URI

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    My cat had a URI for MONTHS. Nothing would make it go away. My vet prescribed this and it knocked the URI right out of him. FINALLY he can breath again!

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    Cherry Banana

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    My kitty doesn't like CHERRY BANANA flavor. Caution when ordering for a pet - ASK WHICH FLAVOR

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  • 2 out of 5 stars

    Not what my doctor ordered, not what I expected

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    I received this in powder form, not liquid. I did not receive a syringe to administer. Nor did it come with top designed to extract once I got syringe. AND it is cherry flavored??? Why not fish or something a pet would enjoy. I expected better from a pet supply company. I did call your customer service who relayed, " thats how it comes. Follow instructions to add liquid." Without measuring device how do you add 9 ml? My vets order was for a liquid.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Include syringe

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    I had to order thru Chewy cuz vet did not carry this. Chewy needs to include syringe for dispensing. Had to go back to vet to get one so I could administer to my cat.

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