From Pharmacy Drug Guide
AzaSite® coupons can help save patients money on AzaSite® prescription costs. The manufacturer of AzaSite® may sometimes offers rebate incentives for new patients; other savings offers and printable coupons can sometimes be found through healthcare providers. Free samples may also be available. While coupons are not always advertised, trial offers or other savings opportunities may be available from doctors even in the absence of an Azasite® promotional campaign.
AzaSite® is an antibiotic eye treatment that is used to treat infections of the eye caused by bacterial conjunctivitis. The active ingredient is azithromycin, which is administered in the form of an eye drop.
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|Brand name for||Azithromycin ophthalmic solution|
|Manufacturer||Inspire Pharmaceuticals, Inc., owned by Merck|
|Uses||Treatment of bacterial conjunctivitis caused by: CDC coryneform group G†, Haemophilus influenzae, Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus mitis group, and Streptococcus pneumoniae|
|Types of coupons||Dollars off, free samples, rebates|
|Disclaimer||The information provided by PharmacyDrugGuide is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Do not take any action based on the information on this page without consulting a physician.|
AzaSite Coupons and Free Samples
- AzaSite® may sometimes offer coupons on its official website. Past deals have included a $20 printable rebate.
- Patients may be able to get free AziSite® samples from their optometrist or ophthalmologist, as many pharmaceutical companies offer eye care providers free trial packs of new and existing products for their patients to test out. If a physician does not have any free samples in stock, they may be able to contact Merck Pharmaceuticals and request to have some delivered.
- Merck does not cover Azasite® in the Merck patient assistance program. However, covered medications are updated regularly, and there is a possibility that it may be included in the program in the future.
AzaSite® is a brand name for the generic drug azithromycin ophthalmic, which is prescribed to treat bacterial infections of the eye, or bacterial conjunctivitis. The drug is an antibiotic, and it works by halting the growth of infectious organisms.
Azasite® users are instructed to apply one drop into the infected eye twice each day, waiting eight to 12 hours between doses, for the first two days of treatment. Then, just one drop daily is applied on the following five days.
AzaSite® is not recommended for use while wearing contact lenses, and patients are advised not to use contacts while suffering from eye infection. Azasite® is for topical use only. While oral formulas of azithromycin do also exist, as in the Zithromax® pill, Azasite® is not to be swallowed.
The most common side effect of Azasite® is eye irritation. Other, less common, side effects of AzaSite® can include blurred vision, dry or painful eyes, contact dermatitis, and erosion of the cornea.
Using Azasite® for an extended period of time can result in the bacteria becoming resistant to the medication, rendering the treatment ineffective.
Patients who are using any other types of eyedrops in conjunction with AzaSite® are instructed wait approximately 10 minutes between administering the different medications. In addition, the full prescription of AzaSite® should be finished, and treatment should not be stopped until it has run its full course. AzaSite® is not effective on eye infections that are not caused by bacteria.