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Revised: 6/2014

The information on this sheet is based on approvals granted by the Japanese regulatory authority. Approval details may vary by country. Medicines have adverse reactions (risks) as well as efficacies (benefits). It is important to minimize adverse reactions and maximize efficacy. To obtain a better therapeutic response, patients should understand their medication and cooperate with the treatment.
Brand name :
AZITHROMYCIN TABLETS 250mg "DSEP"
 Active ingredient:
Azithromycin hydrate
 Dosage form:
white to yellowish white tablet, major axis 13.8 mm, minor axis 7.1 mm, thickness 5.5 mm
 Print on wrapping:
(front) アジスロマイシン250mg「DSEP」, 第一三共エスファ, AZM, 250, (back) AZITHROMYCIN 250mg「DSEP」, 抗生物質薬, アジスロマイシン250mg「DSEP」, AZM

Effects of this medicine

This medicine is a 15-membered ring macrolide antibiotic medicine and has antibacterial effect by inhibiting proteosynthesis of pathogen.
It is usually used to treat infections, such as skin infections, respiratory infections, mouth infections and urethritis.

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you have previously experienced any allergic reactions (itch, rash, etc.) to any medicines.
    If you have: hepatic disorder or heart disease.
    If you ever had any shocks to any medicines (hives, swelling, chest affliction, pale face, cold sweat or breathing difficulty).
    If you or your family has allergic tendencies such as hives and asthma.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)

  • Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is ((        to be written by a healthcare professional))
  • For deep skin infection, lymphangitis, lymphadenitis, pharyngitis, laryngitis, tonsillitis (peritonsillitis, peritonsillar abscess), acute bronchitis, pneumonia, lung abscess, secondary infection of chronic respiratory lesions, sinusitis, periodontitis, pericoronitis or jaw inflammation: In general, for adults, take 2 tablets (500 mg [titer] of azithromycin) at a time, once a day, for three days (total dose of 1,500 mg [titer]).
    For urethritis or cervicitis: In general, for adults, take 4 tablets (1,000 mg [titer] of azithromycin) at a time.
    Strictly follow the instructions in any of these cases.
  • If you miss a dose and remember it within one day, take the missed dose as soon as possible. You should never take two doses at one time.
  • If you accidentally take more than your prescribed dose, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Do not stop taking this medicine unless your doctor instructs you to do so.

Precautions while taking this medicine

  • The medicine may cause disturbance of consciousness. Take extra care in operating dangerous operation such as driving a car or operating machinery.

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain, thrombophlebitis, candidiasis, rash, hives, itching, ingravescence of atopic dermatitis, photosensitivity, erythema, bleb, peeling of skin, erythema multiforme, night sweat, hyperhidrosis, cutaneous dryness, skin discoloration and hair loss. If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
  • rash, respiratory distress, dizziness on standing up [shock, anaphylaxis]
  • rash, red skin rash/bleb, conjunctival hyperemia [toxic epidermal necrolysis, Stevens-Johnson syndrome]
  • general malaise, loss of appetite, yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes [hepatitis, liver dysfunction, jaundice, liver failure]
  • general malaise, swelling, drying of the throat [acute renal failure]
  • abdominal pain, frequent diarrhea, bloody stool [pseudomembranous colitis, hemorrhagic colitis]
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.

Storage conditions and other information

  • Keep out of the reach of children. Store away from direct sunlight, heat and moisture.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them.

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For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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