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Azithromycin

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A macrolide antibiotic. (B135.50.w50)

  • Azithromycin has excellent penetration into tissues, including into bone. (B603.5.w5)
  • Azithromycin has a broad spectrum of activity including against many anaerobes. (B603.5.w5)

Lagomorphs - Oryctolagus cuniculus domesticus - Domestic rabbit:

  • 25 mg/kg orally every 24 hours. (B603.5.w5)
    • This is relatively safe in rabbits (compared to most macrolide and lincosamide antibiotics). (B603.5.w5)

Great Apes

  • Adult Pan troglodytes - Chimpanzee: 5 - 10 mg/kg orally once daily. (W768.Jun2012.w1)
  • Pan paniscus - Bonobo: a loading dose is given on the first day, then half this dose on each of the following four days: (P131.w11)
    • In bonobos under four years of age, 12 mg/kg on the first day, then 6 mg/kg on the following four days; (P131.w11)
    • Adults, 400 mg per bonobo as a single dose on the first day, then 250 mg per bonobo. (P131.w11)
  • Primates: 40 mg/kg once, then 20 mg/kg once daily for five days. (D425.3.15.w3o)

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