Generic Name: Zithromax
Azithromycin is a macrolide antibiotic related to erythromycin.It fights bacteria in the body. Azithromycin is used to treat many different types of infections caused by bacteria, such as respiratory infections, skin infections, ear infections, and sexually transmitted diseases.
Dosage and Forms
Azithromycin is available in capsules, oral suspension and tablets.
Contraindications and Precautions
Azithromycin is contraindicated to children with a known hypersensitivity or allergy to zithromax, erythromycin or any other macrolide antibiotic.
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as: diarrhea that is watery or bloody; chest pain, uneven heartbeats; nausea, stomach pain, low fever, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes); or fever, sore throat, and headache with a severe blistering, peeling, and red skin rash.
Some medicines may interfere with Azithromycin. These include:
These medicines may be affected by Azithromycin or may affect how well it works. You may need different amounts of your medicines, or you may need to take different medicines.