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Zithromax (Azithromycin) is a macrolide antibiotic for treating common bacterial and sexually transmitted infections. Most noncomplicated bacterial diseases, such as streptococcal pharyngitis and tonsillitis, pneumonia, otitis media, traveler’s diarrhea and certain other enteric infections are treated with 250mg once daily for 3 to 5 days. Chronic infections may require longer period of treatment.
Zithromax - macrolide antibiotic, which contains Azithromycin as active ingredient. It is used alone or in combination therapy for bacterial and sexually transmitted disease. 500 mg dose once daily for 3-5 days is prescribed for the treatment of most types of common bacterial infections: sinusitis, otitis media, pharyngitis, folliculitis, bronchitis, pneumonia, impetigo, cellulitis and pelvic inflammatory diseases.
What is Zithromax?
Zithromax (azithromycin) is a semi-synthetic macrolide antibiotic used in treatment of acute bacterial infections in the body. It prevents the growth of bacteria by interfering with the protein produced by the bacteria.
What are the indications for using generic Zithromax?
Zithromax is used for treating acute bacterial infections: respiratory infections (tonsillitis, laryngitis, bronchitis, sinusitis, and pneumonia), skin and infections, and some genital infections. This drug can be taken by people who are allergic to penicillin.
What is the dosage of generic Zithromax?
The dosage of Zithromax should be prescribed by medical professional depending on the type of bacterial infection. Zithromax can be taken by adults and children, but do not give the drug to a baby under 6 months. The treatment may require one single dose or a course of 3 to 5 days. The dose for a child also depends on the child’s weight. Zithromax in capsules should be taken whole with a glass of water. If you are using liquid form, make sure to carefully measure out the amount of medicine using oral dosing syringe.
What are the contraindications for using generic Zithromax?
Zithromax is prohibited if you’re allergic to azithromycin. You should inform your doctor if you have any kidney or liver disease, heart rhythm disorder, muscle disorder called myasthenia gravis. Zithromax is contraindicated if you ever had jaundice as a result of taking azithromycin. It is not recommended taking antacid with Zithromax as it can interfere with the absorption of the medicine. The antacid can be taken two hours before or two hours after taking Zithromax. Any other medicine or antibiotics you take with Zithromax should be approved by your doctor. You should also inform your doctor if you’re pregnant or breast-feeding.
What are the adverse effects of generic Zithromax?
The adverse effects of Zithromax are generally mild. Some common side effects include diarrhea, upset stomach or mild stomach pain, headaches and lack of appetite. In case of severe diarrhea, severe skin reactions (blistering, skin rash), swelling of the face, tongue, or throat, chest pain, dizziness, or changes of the heartbeat, get emergency medical help immediately.