Azithromycin

( Generic Zithromax Z-Pak Zithromax Zithromax Tri-Pak )

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Azithromycin

Drug Info for azithromycin

Azithromycin is used to treat certain bacterial infections, such as bronchitis; pneumonia; sexually transmitted diseases (STD); and infections of the ears, lungs, sinuses, skin, throat, and reproductive organs. Azithromycin also is used to treat or prevent disseminated Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) infection [a type of lung infection that often affects people with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)]. Azithromycin is in a class of medications called macrolide antibiotics. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria. Antibiotics such as azithromycin will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections. Using antibiotics when they are not needed increases your risk of getting an infection later that resists antibiotic treatment.

Zithromax is a prescription drug used to treat certain bacterial infections including pink eye and ear infections. It works to stop the bacteria from growing and spreading. Zithromax may also be used with other medications to treat other conditions as prescribed by your doctor.

  • Zmax
  • Zithromax
  • Zithromax Tri-Pak
  • Zithromax Z-Pak
  • Capsule
  • Liquid
  • Packet
  • Powder
  • Tablet

Oral liquid for multiple doses: Store at room temperature or in the refrigerator. Use it within 10 days of filling the prescription.

Your doctor will tell you how much medicine to use. Do not use more than directed.

Take all of the medicine in your prescription to clear up your infection, even if you feel better after the first few doses.

Multiple dose (Zithromax® oral liquid or tablets): Oral routeYou may take this medicine with or without food. Shake the bottle well before you measure the medicine. Measure the oral liquid medicine with a marked measuring spoon, oral syringe, or medicine cup.

Single dose (Zmax® extended-release oral liquid or powder): Liquid: Take this medicine on an empty stomach at least 1 hour before you eat, or 2 hours after you eat.Call your doctor right away if you vomit within 1 hour after you take the medicine.You must take the liquid within 12 hours after the pharmacist gives it to you.Shake the bottle well before you measure the medicine. Measure your dose with a marked measuring spoon, cup, or syringe.Powder: Open 1 packet and pour all of the medicine into a glass with about 2 ounces (¼ cup) of water. Mix well and drink the medicine right away. Pour another 2 ounces of water into the same glass, and drink the remaining medicine.

Read and follow the patient instructions that come with this medicine. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.

Missed dose: If you are taking multiple doses, take the dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to take a regular dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light.

Extended-release oral liquid: Do not refrigerate or freeze.

Oral liquid for 1 dose only: Store at room temperature. Do not store in the refrigerator or allow the medicine to freeze.

This medicine is not right for everyone. Do not use it if you had an allergic reaction to azithromycin, erythromycin, or similar medicines, or if you have a history of liver problems caused by azithromycin.

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have kidney disease, liver disease, heart disease, heart rhythm problems, heart failure, or myasthenia gravis. Tell your doctor if anyone in your family has heart rhythm problems.

This medicine may cause the following problems: Serious skin reactions, including Stevens-Johnson syndrome, acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis, toxic epidermal necrolysis, and drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS)Liver problemsInfantile hypertrophic pyloric stenosisHeart rhythm problems, including QT prolongationIncreased risk of serious heart or blood vessel problems

This medicine can cause diarrhea. Call your doctor if the diarrhea becomes severe, does not stop, or is bloody. Do not take any medicine to stop diarrhea until you have talked to your doctor. Diarrhea can occur 2 months or more after you stop taking this medicine. It may occur 2 months or more after you stop using this medicine.

Call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve or if they get worse.

Your doctor will do lab tests at regular visits to check on the effects of this medicine. Keep all appointments.

Keep all medicine out of the reach of children. Never share your medicine with anyone.

Severe diarrhea that may contain blood, stomach cramps, fever

Zithromax® for multiple doses: Do not take an antacid that contains magnesium or aluminum at the same time you take Zithromax®. An antacid will affect how the medicine works. Antacids will not affect Zmax® for single dose.

This medicine can cause diarrhea. Call your doctor if the diarrhea becomes severe, does not stop, or is bloody. Do not take any medicine to stop diarrhea until you have talked to your doctor. Diarrhea can occur 2 months or more after you stop taking this medicine. It may occur 2 months or more after you stop using this medicine.

Call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve or if they get worse.

Keep all medicine out of the reach of children. Never share your medicine with anyone.

Some medicines can affect how azithromycin works. Tell your doctor if you are also using any of the following:Colchicine, cyclosporine, digoxin, nelfinavir, phenytoinBlood thinner (including warfarin)Ergot medicineMedicine for a heart rhythm problem (including amiodarone, dofetilide, procainamide, quinidine, sotalol)

  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing
  • Dark urine, pale stools, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, stomach pain, yellow skin or eyes
  • Severe diarrhea that may contain blood, stomach cramps, fever
  • Severe diarrhea that may contain blood, stomach cramps, fever
  • Fainting, dizziness, lightheadedness
  • Fast, pounding, or uneven heartbeat, blurred vision, chest pain, trouble breathing, tiredness or weakness
  • Feeling irritable or vomits after feeding (in babies)
  • Blistering, peeling, red skin rash
  • Mild diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain
Frequently Asked Questions

Azithromycin treats many different types of infections caused by bacteria including sexually transmitted diseases, respiratory infections, intestinal infections, skin infections, and ear infections. It blocks an essential protein bacteria need to grow, in effect stopping them from growing and killing them. It does not work for viral infections.

Similar brand-name drugs to Azithromycin available on the market in the U.S. include Zithromax Z-Pak, Zithromax Tri-Pak, Zithromax, Azithromycin Dihydrate. Consult with your doctor for more information about these drugs and to determine the best treatment for you.

The average Azithromycin price without insurance for Azithromycin tablets can vary from about between $19 and $36, depending on the dosage, quantity, and pharmacy location.

Azithromycin is a generic drug. The brand-name drug is Zithromax. Our free coupon may be used for savings on Azithromycin and alternative brand-name drugs for savings of up to 80%.

Azithromycin is available in many dosage forms including oral tablets, oral suspension, extended-release oral suspension, eye drops, and intravenous. Azithromycin tablets are available in the following strengths: 250 mg and 500 mg. Follow your doctor's instructions for dosage and use of this medication.

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