Azithromycin is used for the treatment of bacterial infections.
How it Works
Azithromycin is an antibiotic. Azithromycin works by stopping the bacterial growth in infections by inhibiting synthesis of essential proteins, which are required by bacteria to carry out vital functions. Therefore Azithromycin destroys the bacterial infection as the bacteria are unable to survive anymore.
Common Side effects
Patients who take Azithromycin may suffer from such side effects; Abdominal pains, Vomiting, Nausea, Diarrhoea, Gastrointestinal pain, Headache, Flatulence, Mild nausea, Headaches, Dizziness, Despepsia
Azithromycin is an antibiotic that is often used in the treatment of bacterial infections. It belongs to the medication class of macrolide antibiotics. It usually stops the growth of bacteria and prevents infection. This medicine is used for many bacterial infections and it can help control mild to moderate infections. There may be side effects with the use of this medicine therefore, only use this medication if it has been prescribed to you by your physician or pharmacist.
This medication is used to help treat a wide variety of bacterial infections such as respiratory infections, ear infections, skin infections, or sexually transmitted diseases. It must be noted that this antibiotic can only be used for the treatment of bacterial infections and not for viral infections, such as the cold or flu. Only use this medication exactly as prescribed by your physician or pharmacist.
Dosage and administration
This medicine is be consumed orally along with a glass of water. It is often advised to take this medicine on an empty stomach, early in the morning or at least two hours before a meal. The antibiotic is available in different strengths such as 100 mg, 250 mg, 500 mg, and 1000 mg. Usually, the 500 mg tablet is be taken on the first day of treatment followed by the 250 mg tablets for 7 to 10 days to complete the course or as advised by the doctor. The medication must be taken exactly as prescribed by the doctor. In case you miss a dose, do not take 2 doses at one time. Just skip the missed dose, take the next scheduled dose, and resume as usual. Your doctor would advise you on the proper use of this medicine.
Inform the doctor if have any existing or past allergies to any substances as the medication may have such substances in its composition. In case you experience any allergies or discomfort while using this medication, stop using this medication and consult the doctor immediately.Pregnant women and breast feeding mothers are to use this medication only if it has been prescribed by the doctor.Inform the doctor if you suffer or have suffered from any liver or kidney disease before being prescribed this medication.Avoid using this medication long term as it affects the heart. Before being prescribed this medication, inform the doctor if you have experienced any heart problems. The doctor will then determine if this medication is suitable for you.Avoid consuming this medication along with any other medicine as it may result in reduced effectiveness. Check with the doctor when in doubt.
Some side effects of using Azithromycin are as follows,Diarrhoea.Runny nose.Fever with chills.Swelling of the face, lips, throat, hands, or legs.Abdominal or stomach pain.Chest pain.Nasal congestion.Prolonged coughing.Sore throat.Dizziness and nausea.Indigestion.Severe headaches.Prolonged tiredness and weakness.Loss of appetite.Yellowing of the eyes.Difficulty sleeping.