Azithromycin 500mg Film-coated tablets

Azithromycin belongs to a group of medicines called macrolide antibiotics. Antibiotics are used to treat infections caused by micro-organisms like bacteria.

Azithromycin is used for the treatment of certain infections caused by bacteria that are sensitive to it, such as:

  • chest, throat or nasal infections (such as bronchitis, pneumonia, tonsillitis, sore throat (pharyngitis) and sinusitis)
  • ear infections
  • skin and soft tissue infections, (such as an abscess or boil)
  • sexually transmitted diseases caused by organisms called Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoea. You must talk to a doctor if you do not feel better or if you feel worse



Therapeutic Indication for Azithromycin 500mg Film-coated tablets

Treatment of the following bacterial infections induced by micro-organisms susceptible to azithromycin (see sections 4.4 and 5.1):

– infections of the lower respiratory tract: acute exacerbation of chronic


– bronchitis (adequately diagnosed) and mild to moderate community-acquired pneumonia;


– infections of the upper respiratory tract: sinusitis and pharyngitis/tonsillitis;


– acute otitis media;


– infections of the skin and soft tissues of mild to moderate severity e.g. folliculitis, cellulites, erysipelas;


– uncomplicated Chlamydia trachomatis urethritis and cervicitis.

Consideration should be given to official guidance on the appropriate use of antibacterial agents.