What is Azithral (Azithromycin) used for?
Azithral (Azithromycin) is an oral antibiotic used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections. The medication operates by destroying or preventing the reproduction of bacteria cells allowing the immune system to control or destroy the infection. This action makes it useful for treating infections affecting the lungs, respiratory tract, middle ear, skin, soft tissues, or other conditions such as typhoid or gonorrhoea. Your doctor may prescribe this medication to be used along with others or for the treatment of other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Azithral (Azithromycin)?
Azithral (Azithromycin) is normally prescribed to be taken two to four times each day at a dosage of one tablet for a cycle of medication lasting one or two weeks. The correct dosage will be determined by your doctor based on your age, weight, current health, the condition being treated, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a large glass of water and may be taken with or without food, although a meal or snack is recommended prior to use if you get an upset stomach. Do not split, chew, or crush the tablets prior to use as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents. Never stop using the medicine prior to being told to do so as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents. Ask your doctor any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Azithral (Azithromycin)?
Azithral (Azithromycin) may cause side effects in some patients including:
Serious side effects possibly requiring immediate medical attention are severe headaches, faintness, irregular heartbeats, chest pain, trouble breathing, severe diarrhoea that is bloody or watery, darkened urine, discoloured stools, jaundice, or a severe skin rash. Contact your doctor as soon as you encounter any worrying symptoms to make sure the necessary adjustments are made to your application frequency or dosage to stop further health problems from occurring.
Azithral (Azithromycin) should not be used by patients who are children under six months old, under 45kg, lactose intolerant, allergic to microlide antibiotics, or who have had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past. Also inform your doctor if you have heart failure, arrhythmias, diabetes, myasthenia gravis, bradycardia, disturbed electrolyte levels, liver disease, or decreased liver function. These conditions may lead to unexpected health problems requiring special adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly use Azithral (Azithromycin) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Azithral (Azithromycin) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.