Managing interactions between macrolides and statins

24 November 2023The use of statins can be continued with azithromycin. However, the interaction risks need to be managed if clarithromycin or erythromycin are required.

Using solid oral dosage form antibiotics in children

7 December 2022Crushing or dispersing whole solid dosage forms or opening capsules is an "off-label" use. This includes use for Group A streptococcal infections.

Azithromycin (oral) for use within sexual health services

5 October 2021SPS PGD template for supply of azithromycin for uncomplicated genital Chlamydia trachomatis, non-gonococcal/non-specific urethritis; Mycoplasma genitalium.

Safety in Lactation: Macrolides

21 October 2020Epidemiologic evidence indicates that the risk of hypertrophic pyloric stenosis in infants might be increased by use of maternal macrolides, especially in infants exposed in…
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Lactation Safety Information


Limited published evidence of safety which shows small amounts in breast milk
Monitor infant for gastro-intestinal disturbances, oral candida infection or rash, especially if used for prolonged periods or in high doses, although these effects are unlikely to occur
30 December 2021