Dirithromycin

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What are you taking Dirithromycin for?

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  • Other
  • Bronchitis
  • Community-acquired Infections
  • Haemophilus Infections
  • Pneumonia, Bacterial
  • Staphylococcal Infections
  • Streptococcal Infections
  • Tonsillitis

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Uses of Dirithromycin

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Dirithromycin is used in the treatment of:

  • Bronchitis
  • Community-Acquired Infections
  • Haemophilus Infections
  • Pneumonia, Bacterial
  • Staphylococcal Infections
  • Streptococcal Infections
  • Tonsillitis

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Dirithromycin Brand Names

Dirithromycin may be found in some form under the following brand names:

Dirithromycin Drug Class

Dirithromycin is part of the drug class:

Dirithromycin Interactions

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Especially tell your doctor if you take:

  • DIRITHROMYCIN/ERGOT
  • DIRITHROMYCIN/ERGOTAMINE TARTRATE
  • DIRITHROMYCIN/FELODIPINE
  • DIRITHROMYCIN/PIMOZIDE

This is not a complete list of Dirithromycindrug interactions. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Dirithromycin and Pregnancy

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.

The FDA categorizes medications based on safety for use during pregnancy. Five categories - A, B, C, D, and X, are used to classify the possible risks to an unborn baby when a medication is taken during pregnancy.

Dirithromycin falls into category C:

In animal studies, pregnant animals were given this medication and had some babies born with problems. No well-controlled studies have been done in humans, though. Therefore, this medication may be used if the potential benefits to the mother outweigh the potential risks to the unborn child.

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There are no well-controlled studies that have been done in pregnant women. Dirithromycin should be used during pregnancy only if the possible benefit outweighs the possible risk to the unborn baby.

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No studies have been done in animals, and no well-controlled studies have been done in pregnant women. Dirithromycin should be given to a pregnant woman only if clearly needed.

Dirithromycin Dosage

Take dirithromycin exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully.

The Dirithromycin dose your doctor recommends will be based on the following (use any or all that apply):

  • the condition being treated
  • other medical conditions you have
  • other medications you are taking
  • how you respond to this medication
  • your weight
  • your height
  • your age
  • your gender

Dirithromycin is available in the following doses:

  • Dirithromycin 250 Mg Oral Delayed Release Tablet