What is koptin?

Koptin is a synthetic drug that uses azithromycin®as an active ingredient, which belongs to the line of drugs called macrolide antibiotics, being a chemical compound that acts as an antibioticfor the treatment of infections in thebody caused by bacteria.

To highlight: This medicine is made by the company namedChinoin Productos Farmacéuticos S.A. de C.V. (1)

What is koptin for?

  • Koptin®acts as a bactericidal agentstopping the growth of bacteria causing different infections in the body, inhibiting the synthesis of proteins by bacteria, eliminating them. (2)
  • It is used to treat:

Dosage and routes of administration of koptin

Koptin® comes as 500 mg tablets and 22.5 ml (900 mg) powder bottle, containing200 mg in 5 ml. The administration in both casesis orallyand the dose for informational purposes may be as follows:

  • Tablets: Respiratory tract infections, adults and childrenweighing more than 45 kilograms: 1 tablet of 500 mg every 24 hours for three days. Skin and soft tissue infections: 1 tablet once a dayfor 3 days. Sexually transmitted infections: Adults 1 g (2 tablets) 1 time a day in a single dose.
  • Suspension: Respiratory tract infections 30 mg/kg administered at a single daily dose of 10 mg/kg, for three days.

Koptin Side Effects

Koptin® can cause in certain patients some of the following side effects: in certain patients:

  • Possible allergic reactions due to contact with any component of the formula.
  • Possible appearance of anorexia, nausea, vomiting , diarrhea , abdominal pain and flatulence.
  • Possible hearing impairment.
  • Other less frequent side effects are dizziness, vertigo, seizures, headache, and drowsiness.
  • Much less frequent Stevens-Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis.

Important: If any of these symptoms or others not included in the list appear during treatment with koptin®, please discontinue use and notify your doctor .

Contraindications and warnings of koptin

The use of koptin® is contraindicated in the following cases:

  • Hypersensitivity to any of the components of koptin®.
  • Hypersensitivity to any other macrolide or ketolide antibiotic.
  • In women during pregnancy.

To highlight: Provide all Information about Health Historyto your doctor, before starting treatment with koptin ® .

Avoid if you have:

  • History of hypersensitivity to azithromycin.
  • Heart problems such as a slow pulse or reduced heart function.
  • Myasthenia gravis.
  • Mental or central nervous system problems .


  • Koptin® must be administered by prescription or prescription.
  • This pharmaceutical product must be kept out of the reach of children.
  • Keep this medication stored in a cool, dry place.

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