Zithromax is an antibiotic medication administered to fight various bacterial infections in different parts of the body (skin, urogenital and respiratory tract, etc.). It won’t work against viruses. This drug is highly effective against staphylococci, streptococci, pneumococci as well as H. influenza, E.coli, enterococci, Shigella and Salmonella.
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- Expire Date: Aug 2024
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What is Zithromax?
Zithromax is an oral drug that is a semi-synthetic macrolide antibiotic. It contains active ingredient Azithromycin and is chemically related to Clarithromycin and Erythromycin. Azithromycin inside the Zithromax is able to interfere with the bacteria’s ability to create proteins, thus preventing the bacteria from growing and developing. Zithromax affects bacteria such as Streptococcus, Haemophilus influenza, Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pneumonia, mycobacterium avium, Mycoplasma pneumonia, and several others.
What are the indications for using Zithromax?
Zithromax is commonly prescribed to patients who are suffering from tonsillitis, bronchitis, otitis media, laryngitis, pneumonia, and sinusitis. It is also an effective treatment for Mycobacterium avium complex, mild skin and skin structure infections, acute bacterial flare ups of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and acute pelvic inflammatory disease. Medical practitioners can also prescribe Zithromax to patients with some infectious sexually transmitted diseases, such as cervicitis and non-gonococcal urethritis.
What is the dosage of Zithromax?
Zithromax is an oral drug that comes in the form of a capsule, a tablet, or a powder for suspension. It can be taken with or without food. However, taking it with food reduces stomach upset. The exact dosage should be determined by a medical professional in accordance with the patient’s specific condition and age. The average dose for the majority of the infections is one dosage (250 mg) a day, to be taken at the same time during the day for the duration of approximately five days. For most infections, the first dosage is a double dose. Patients suffering from acute bacterial sinusitis need to take Zithromax every day for three days straight. Only one dose is required to treat chlamydia.
What are the contraindications for using Zithromax?
Zithromax should never be administered to children under the age of six months or to breastfeeding mothers, as it can pass through the milk. Zithromax should not be taken by individuals who are allergic to it or to similar drugs. Because Zithromax contains lactose, it is unfitting for patients with Lapp lactose deficiency, galactose intolerance, or glucose-galactose malabsorption. Tell your doctor if you have kidney disease, a heart disorder, liver disease, myasthenia gravis, or a history of Long QT syndrome, as Zithromax may not be the safest medicine for you.
What are the adverse effects of Zithromax?
Zithromax has been known to cause diarrhea and loose stools in some patients. Some of the less common but possible side effects include itching, blistering, or reddening of the skin, swelling, and fever. There are also rare cases of Zithromax causing bloody or cloudy urine, abdominal or stomach pain, body aches, chest pain, congestion, dizziness, painful urination, muscle pain, irregular heartbeats, nausea or vomiting, and others. If you experience any of these side effects, consult with your doctor as soon as possible.