Azithromycin dosage
CHILDREN
Pneumonia
For children aged 6 months and up, the usual dose is 10 milligrams of Azithromycin suspension per 2.2 pounds of body weight in a single dose the first day, followed by 5 milligrams per 2.2 pounds for the next 4 days.
Middle Ear Infection
For children aged 6 months and up, treatment may be given three ways. One option is a single dose of 30 milligrams per 2.2 pounds of body weight. Another option is a dose of 10 milligrams per 2.2 pounds given each day for 3 days. Azithromycin can be given over a period of 5 days, starting with a dose of 10 milligrams per 2.2 pounds on the first day and continuing with daily doses of 5 milligrams per 2.2 pounds for the next 4 days.
Strep Throat and Tonsillitis
For children aged 2 years and up, the usual dose is 12 milligrams per 2.2 pounds of body weight once daily for 5 days.
ADULTS
Genital Ulcer Disease
The usual dose is a single gram (1,000 milligrams) one time only.
Respiratory Diseases, Tonsillitis, Strep Throat, and Skin Infections
The usual dose of Azithromycin is 500 milligrams in a single dose the first day. This is followed by 250 milligrams once daily for the next 4 days. Alternatively, patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease may be prescribed 500 milligrams a day for 3 days.
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
The usual dose is a single 2gram (2,000 milligrams) dose.
