Azithromycin is one of the antibiotics that fight against bacteria. This medicine is widely used for treating different types of infections that are caused due to bacteria such as ear infections, sexually transmitted diseases, eye infections, ear infections, respiratory infections as well as skin infections.
Azithromycin generic drug is available in the brand name of Azasite. This medication will not work for your viral infections such as flu and common cold. Therefore, the unnecessary or the misuse of any antibiotic can lead to its less effectiveness.
Exactly take the medicine as prescribed by your doctor. You need to follow all the directions written on your prescription label. Avoid taking this medicine in larger, smaller amounts or for longer time than recommended. Remember that the dose, as well as length of the treatment, cannot be same for all types of infections. You can take most of the forms of this medicine with or without food.
Take Azithromycin extended-release liquid i.e. oral suspension on empty stomach before one hour the meal or after the two hours of a meal. In order to use the oral suspension of single-dose packet: you need to open the packet and pour the medicine into two ounces of water; stir the mixture properly and drink it immediately. Do not save it for using it later. If you want to get the entire dose, add two more ounces of water into the same glass, mix it gently and drink.
You need to throw any mixed Zmax oral suspension which is not used within twelve hours. In case any immediate-release suspension is not used within ten days then you should throw that.
Make sure that you shake the oral suspension before measuring the dose. Always measure the liquid medicine with the help of a dosing syringe which is provided with medicine or with a special dose-measuring spoon. Store the medicine at room temperature right away from heat as well as moisture.
This medicine should be used for the full prescribed length of time and if the symptoms improve before the infection gets completely cleared don’t try to stop the medicine until and unless your doctor tells you to stop it. Skipping the dosage can increase your risk for further infection which is resistant to antibiotics. Take the medicine at an evenly spaced time for best effect. Therefore, take this medicine strictly in the same manner as directed by your doctor. In case you miss a dose, take it immediately as you remember but don’t try to take two doses at the same time.
Antacids that contain aluminum or magnesium helps in decreasing the absorption of azithromycin if you take it at the same time. If you intake an antacid that contains magnesium or aluminum then wait for at least two hours before or after you take this medicine i.e. Azithromycin.
You also need to inform your doctor if the condition continues to persist or worsen.
If you find signs of an allergic reaction after the intake of this medicine then get emergency medical help. Take the medical treatment immediately, if you find an acute drug reaction that you find can affect many parts of your body. Some of the symptoms are: swelling in glands, skin rash, fever, muscle aches, severe weakness, yellowing of your skin or eyes as well as unusual bruising. All these reactions start after several weeks you have begun using azithromycin medicine.
Call the doctor once, if you experience:
Diarrhea which is watery or bloody, severe stomach pain
Fluttering in your chest, sudden dizziness, shortness of breath as well as fast or pounding heartbeats.
Liver problems like upper stomach pain, itching, loss of appetite, nausea, dark urine, clay-colored stools, tired feeling as well as jaundice.
Call your doctor immediately if your baby taking this medicine starts vomiting or becomes irritable during the time of eating or nursing. The older people often have side effects on heart rhythm.
Before taking this medicine, if you are allergic to it or other antibiotics such as clarithromycin also inform if you have other allergies. Since the Azithromycin tablets have certain inactive ingredients, it can lead to cause allergic reactions or other problems.
Inform your doctor about your entire medical history especially if you are suffering from any kind of liver, kidney or certain muscle disease. Avoid exposing yourself to sunlight or tanning beds as this medicine makes you sunburn more easily. When you step outdoors, make sure that you wear protective clothing as well as use sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher.
Do not have any kind of immunizations or vaccinations during the intake of this medicine before asking your doctor as this medicine does not let live bacterial vaccines to work well.
Therefore, this medicine should be used during pregnancy when clearly needed.
There are 298 drugs that are known to interact with this medicine.
62 major drug interactions
215 moderate drug interactions
Remember that drug interactions can help in changing how your medication works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Don’t try to stop, change or start the dosage of any medicine until and unless your doctor approves. Make a complete list of all the products you use and take with yourself when you visit the doctor.
Therefore, Azithromycin in pregnancy is safe to use and does not have any side effects.
This medicine is an antibiotic that works by preventing the bacteria from producing proteins that are important for them to survive. With the help of these proteins, the bacteria are not able to grow, replicate or increase in numbers.
Azithromycin medicine or treatment starts to work within five days effectively and gradually relieves your sore throat and other symptoms from the first day you take it.
This medicine should not be used by people who have ever had jaundice or liver problems when they have taken this medicine previously. Intake of Azithromycin tablets can cause mild diarrhea to severe inflammation of your colon which can even lead to death. So if you have diarrhea or diarrhea that lasts after you stop taking this medicine then call your doctor immediately.
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