Generic Name: azithromycin (a ZITH roe MYE sin) Brand Names: Zithromax, Zmax
Medically reviewed by Sanjai Sinha, MD. Last updated on Jan 19, 2019.
What is azithromycin?
Zithromax (azithromycin) is an antibiotic that fights bacteria.
It has been caused by bacteria, such as skin infections, skin infections, skin infections, and sexually transmitted diseases.
Zithromax may also be used in this medication guide.
You shouldn’t have to use if you have azithromycin.
Before taking this medicine
You should not use Zithromax if you are allergic to azithromycin, or if:
jithin or liver caused by taking Zithromax; or
you are allergic to similar drugs such as clarithromycin, erythromycin, or telithromycin.
Zithromax is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have ever had:
a heart rhythm disorder; or
low levels of potassium in your blood; or
long QT syndrome (in you or a family member).
Zithromax is not expected to be an unborn baby. If you are pregnant.
It is not known whether azithromycin passes to breast milk. Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Do not give less than 6 months old.
How should I take Zithromax?
Take Zithromax exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow all directions on your prescription label. Do not take it. It can be not the same for every type of infection.
Zithromax can be taken with or without food.
Shake the liquid (liquid) well. There is a special dose-measuring spoon. If you do not have a dose-measuring device, ask your pharmacist for one.
Length of time. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cleared. It is resistant to antibiotics. Zithromax will not treat a cold infection such as the cold or common cold.
Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Throw away any unused liquid after 10 days.
What happens if I miss a dose?
Take the missed dose. Skip the missed dose. Do not take dose.
What happens if I overdose?
Helpline at 1-800-222-1222.
What should I avoid while taking Zithromax?
Do not take Zithromax. This includes Acid Gone, Aldroxicon, Alternagel, Di-Gel, Gaviscon, Gelusil, Genaton, Maalox, Maldroxal, Milk of Magnesia, Mintox, Mylagen, Mylanta, Pepcid Complete, Rolaids, Rulox, and others. These antacids can be taken less effective when taken at the same time.
Antibiotic medicines can cause diarrhea, which may be a sign of a new infection. If you have diarrhea that is watering or bloody, stop taking it and call your doctor. Do not use it.
Avoid exposure to sunlight or tanning beds. Zithromax can make you sunburn more easily. Wear protective clothing and use sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher) when you are outdoors.
Zithromax side effects
If you have any signs of allergic reaction to allergies: (hives, difficult to breathe, or breathe) or a severe skin reaction (fever, sore throat, skin rash that spreads and causes blistering and peeling).
It can affect many parts of your body. Symptoms may include: skin rash, fever, swollen glands, flu-like symptoms, muscle aches, severe weakness, unusual bruising, or yellowing. Several weeks after you began using azithromycin.
Call your doctor at once if you have:
severe stomach pain, diarrhea that is watery or bloody;
fasting, fluttering in your chest, shortness of breath; or
liver problems – nausea, lowering pain, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).
Zithromax becomes irritable or vomits while eating or nursing.
Older adults rhythm, including a life-threatening fast heart rate.
Common Zithromax side effects include:
nausea, vomiting, stomach pain; or
Others may occur. For medical advice and advice. FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What other drugs will affect Zithromax?
If you have been using it, especially:
a blood thinner – warfarin, Coumadin, Jantoven.
This list is not complete. Other drugs may interact with azithromycin, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Not all possible interactions are listed in this medication guide.
Remember to keep it safe for children.
Always consult your personal circumstances.
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