Adult: PO- Respiratory tract, Skin and soft tissue infections- 500 mg once daily for 3 days. Or 500mg on day 1 followed by 250mg on days 2 to 5.
Typhoid- 500 mg once daily for 7 days.
Uncomplicated gonorrhoea- 2 g single dose.
Granuloma inguinale- Initial: 1 g, then 500 mg/day until all lesions has healed completely.
Chancroid/Chlamydial urethritis: 1 g single dose Prophylaxis of disseminated MAC infections 1.2 g once weekly. Treatment or secondary prophylaxis: administered along with other antimycobacterials: 500 mg once daily.
Chest pain, abnormal heart rate, low blood pressure, abnormal heart rhythm with QT prolongation and torsades de pointes.
Gastrointestinal: Indigestion, loss of appetite, flatulence, gastritis, loose stools, vomiting, colitis and constipation.
Genitourinary: Kidney failure and vaginal inflammation.
Blood: Decrease in platelets.
Liver: Abnormal liver function, jaundice and liver failure.
Central Nervous System: Weakness, tingling, fatigue, uneasiness, dizziness/vertigo, headache, drowsiness, hyperactivity, nervousness, agitation and syncope.
Skin: Itching, severe allergic reactions, irritation, fungal infection, sweating, hives and blistering.
ENT: Hearing loss and/or tinnitus, abnormalities in taste and smell sensation.
Hypersensitivity : Allergic reaction.
Respiratory: Increased cough, inflammation of pharynx, pleural effusion and rhinitis.
It comes as a tablet and liquid to take by mouth, with or without food.
Avoid excess dosage.
Intravenous: Store below 30°C. Store it in room temperature and in an airtight container. Keep away from children and pets.