What is Zithromax (Azithromycin) used for?
Zithromax (Azithromycin) is used for the treat of bacterial infections such as pneumonia, bronchitis, skin infections and is also used for the treatment of Chlamydia. Zithromax is sometimes used as a preventative for the condition known as Mycobacterium avium complex in patients with HIV.
Zithromax works by inhibiting the bacteria`s ability to reproduce, making it more difficult for the infection to spread.
How should I use Zithromax (Azithromycin)?
The correct dosage will depend on the condition you are being treated for. Typically the prescribed dosages for this medications are between 250mg and 500mg daily. However, you should only use this medication as prescribed by your physician.
What are the side effects of Zithromax (Azithromycin)?
Taking Zithromax may result in experiencing unwanted side effects. However, the prevalence of the side effects is considered to be rare. Some patients may experience stomach pain, diarrhea, vomiting or a mild skin rash.
Some may also experience more serious side effects that may indicate an allergic reaction to the medication. If you experience difficulty breathing, wheezing or a severe skin rash, seek medical treatment from your physician immediately.
Some people have reported a greater senstivity to sunlight after taking Zithromax.
Taking Zithromax alongside other medications can lead to serious or unwanted side effects. Tell your physician if you are currently taking any other medications.
If you have a history of liver disease, an irregular heartbeat, colitis or stomach problems, contact your physician to see whether Zithromax is suitable for treating your condition.