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Published: 6/2015

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 FINE GRANULES FOR PEDIATRIC 10% "TOWA"
 Active ingredient:
Azithromycin hydrate
 Dosage form:
white to pale orange fine granules
 Print on wrapping:
アジスロマイシン細粒小児用 10 %「トーワ」, 100 mg (アジスロマイシン) /1 g, 抗生物質

Effects of this medicine

This medicine is a macrolide antibiotic that shows antibacterial effects by inhibiting protein synthesis of pathogenic bacteria.
It is usually used to treat respiratory infections or otitis media.

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 liver dysfunction or heart disease.
    If you have experienced any symptoms of shock (hives, edema, chest distress, pale face, cold sweat, breathing difficulty, etc.) after taking any medicines.
    If you or your family have allergic predisposition such as hives/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))
  • In general, for children, take 0.1 g (10 mg [titer] as azithromycin) per kilogram of the body weight, once a day for 3 days. However, the maximum daily dose is 5 g (500 mg [titer] as azithromycin), which is the maximum daily dose for adults. Strictly follow the instructions.
  • Take this medicine quickly with a neutral drink such as water and milk. Avoid taking this medicine with an acidic drink (orange juice, lactic acid bacteria beverage, isotonic beverage, etc.) or chewing it, since this medicine is coated to mask the bitter taste of the active ingredient.
  • If you miss a dose and remember it within one day, take the missed dose when you remember. 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

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain, rash, hives, itch, deterioration of atopic dermatitis, photosensitivity reaction (redness in the region exposed to light), erythema, blister, skin peel, erythema multiforme, night sweat, hyperhidrosis, skin dryness, skin discoloration and loss of hair. 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.
  • respiratory distress, wheezing (whistling breath), edema of face or lips/swelling of throat [shock, anaphylactoid symptoms]
  • rash, mucosal erosion/blister, high fever  [toxic epidermal necrolysis, mucocutaneous ocular syndrome]
  • general malaise, loss of appetite, yellow discoloration of the skin and the white of eyes [hepatitis, liver dysfunction, jaundice, liver failure]
  • decreased urine output, edema of limbs or face, general malaise [acute renal failure]
  • abdominal pain, frequent diarrhea, bloody stool  [pseudomembrane 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.

For healthcare professional use only : Day Month Year

For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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