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Zithromax Side Effects and Zithromax (Azithromycin) Monograph





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Zithromax
Generic Name: Azithromycin
Pronounced: ayz-ith-roe-MYE-sin
Drug Class: Macrolide Antibiotic,
  Anti-Infective

IMPORTANT NOTE: THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS ONLY INTENDED TO SUPPLEMENT, NOT SUBSTITUTE FOR, THE EXPERTISE AND JUDGMENT OF YOUR PHYSICIAN, PHARMACIST OR OTHER HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL FAMILIAR WITH YOUR CONDITION. THIS INFORMATION SHOULD NOT BE CONStrUED TO STATE OR IMPLY THAT USE OF THE DRUG IS SAFE, APPROPRIATE, OR EFFECTIVE FOR YOUR CONDITION. ALWAYS CONSULT YOUR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL BEFORE USING THIS OR ANY OTHER DRUG.

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Zithromax (Azithromycin) Uses

This medication is used to treat bacterial infections, such as pneumonia or other respiratory conditions such as COPD. This medication is also used in patients with cystic fibrosis or patients who have received an infection while being hospitalized, or who have bacteremia (bacteria in the blood). In children, this medication is commonly used to treat ear infections (otitis media), pneumonia, sore throat (pharyngitis) or tonsillitis.

How Zithromax (Azithromycin) Works

This medication works by preventing growth of bacteria by interfering with their formation of proteins essential to their growth.

How To Take Zithromax (Azithromycin)

This medication is taken by mouth, usually once a day. This medication can be taken with or without food. You should take this medication regularly at the same time every day. Take antibiotics until finished unless otherwise instructed by your doctor.

It is very important to avoid taking aluminum or magnesium-containing antacids together with this medication. If you take antacids, separate them from your this medication by at least 2 hours.

Possible Zithromax Side Effects (Azithromycin)

Common side effects with this medication include nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain and diarrhea. If you experience any other side effects,especially ringing in the ears (tinnitus) or other hearing disturbances, contact your healthcare professional.

Zithromax (Azithromycin) Warnings and Precautions

Stop taking the medicine and see a doctor immediately if you develop a rash, hives, difficulty in breathing, or swallowing.

Notify your doctor or nurse you don't see any improvement in your condition after taking the medicine for a few days.

Zithromax (Azithromycin) Drug Interactions

Drug interactions have been documented with this medication and carbamazepine (Tegretol), terfenadine, cyclosporine, hexobarbital or phenytoin. Zithromax can increase the effects and side effects of Digoxin

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose, take your next dose as soon as you remember. If it is time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not take double doses...
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Storage

Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed. Keep out of reach of children. Store at room temperature, away from excess heat and moisture (not in the bathroom). Throw out medication that is outdated or no longer needed.

Zithromax (Azithromycin) Pregnancy/Nursing Precautions

This medication is generally considered safe if you are pregnant or nursing. Consult your physician prior to either.


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