NetWellness is a global, community service providing quality, unbiased health information from our partner university faculty. NetWellness is commercial-free and does not accept advertising.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Pharmacy and Medications
I wonder why Azithromycine capsule needs to be taken on empty stomach while the tablet form can be taken with food (instruction from the package insert of Zithromax Pfizer)
Thank you for contacting Net Wellness. Azithromycin (zithromax ®) is commercially available for oral use as film-coated tablets, powder for oral suspension, and extended-release microspheres for oral suspension. Any of these forms can be taken with or without food. Taking the product with food may increase the tolerability of the medication. The capsule is no longer commercially available in the United States.
Sarah Hudson-DiSalle, PharmD, RPh
Specialty Practice Pharmacist of Outpatient Pharmacy
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University