Azithromycin's Dose

Don’t think that this article will not be of any use to you just by looking at the title. Suppose you are in a place where you can’t consult a doctor.What will you do then ? There you will need a help of this blog by Blogwritter. There are lot of confusions on Azithromycin’s dose. But don’t worry, we’ll clear your all doubts. Let’s scroll down.

Azithromycin comes under the essential medicines of WHO. So it’s Importance is everywhere. Even when the COVID-19 started we have seen that how it helped a COVID patients for quick recovery. But when the talks come on it’s dose, confusion starts.

Actually the dose of Azithromycin will be different for different indications. We, Blogwritter team completes a survey during this lockdown. And then we are able to come on a conclusion.

Dose of Azithromycin on different indications:

Azithromycin 250 mg and 500 mg tablets are available in market .Even it’s suspension form is also available. Let’s understand the dosing on different indications.

1) For community acquired pneumonia patients , Azithromycin’s dose will be 500mg one tablet on 1’st day followed by 250 mg one tablet daily for next 4 days.

2) For pharyngitis or tonsillitis patients, Azithromycin’s dose will be 500mg one tablet on 1’st day followed by 250 mg one tablet daily for next 4 days.

3) In uncomplicated skin cases it’s dose will be 500mg one tablet on 1’st day followed by 250 mg one tablet daily for next 4 days.

4) In acute bacterial sinusitis, it’s dose will be 500 mg one tablet daily for 3 days.

5) For an acute bacterial exacerbations of COPD, Azithromycin’s dose is 500mg one tablet on 1’st day followed by 250 mg one tablet daily for next 4 days. Or, 500 mg one tablet for 3 days.

Now let’s come to the most important point that is if you have a child then what’ll be the dose !

Lets understand this dosing in a very simple mathematical caculation and we hope that after reading this blog it’ll be much easier for you to calculate the dose for your child.

Keep it in your mind that For 1 kg child ,you need 10mg Azithromycin in a day.

Now suppose your child’s weight is 10 kg.

And as, 1kg child needs 10mg/day.

Then your 10kg child needs =10×10 mg/day=100mg/day.

So, your 10 kg child needs Azithromycin 100mg/day.

In market Azithromycin 100mg/5 ml suspension and Azithromycin 200mg/5ml suspension is available.

Now let’s calculate the dose of Azithromycin suspension for your child:

Azithromycin 100mg and 200mg both come in 5 ml.

Suppose your child’s weight is 10 kg and your child needs 100mg/day.

Now as, 100mg Azithromycin comes in 5 ml.

1 mg Azithtomycin comes in 5÷100 ml.

So,your child’s need(100mg),Azithromycin comes in 5÷100×100 ml=5ml.

That’s why your 100kg weights child needs Azithromycin suspension 5ml/day ,if the suspension contains 100mg Azithromycin.

Now let’s calculate the dose of 200mg/5 ml Azithromycin suspension .

Suppose your child’s weight is 10 kg and your child needs 100mg/day.

Now as, 200mg Azithromycin comes in 5 ml.

1mg Azithromycin comes in 5÷200ml.

So,your child’s need(100mg) ,Azithromycin comes in 5÷200×100 ml=2.5ml.

That’s why your 100kg weights child needs Azithromycin suspension 2.5ml/day ,if the suspension contains 200mg Azithromycin.

Summary:

So we hope that your all doubts on Azithromycin’s dose are clear after reading this blog.In this survey we found that ,suppose you are suffering from fever. You are talking paracetamols as SOS(when it needs) but still not getting any response. Then you can start a 5 days Azithromycin’s course with your Doctor’s consultation. It was found that it responds very quickly. Also we published another blog on Aazithromycin’s overview. Click on this line to know more about Azithromycin.

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