Azithromycin: antibiotic to treat bacterial infections


What is Azithromycin?

Azithromycin (Azee 500 mg) belongs to a group of drugs called macrolide antibiotics. It is used to treat various respiratory bacterial infections (such as pneumonia, bronchitis, tonsillitis, pharyngitis and sinusitis), skin infections (such as acne and rosacea), ear infections, and sexually transmitted infections.

Bacterial infection is a condition where bacteria multiply in the body and cause infection. It can affect all parts of the body and multiple parts very quickly.

Azithromycin prevents the production of proteins necessary for bacteria to survive, slowing their growth or sometimes killing harmful bacteria. Azithromycin does not treat viral infections such as the flu or the common cold.

Uses of Azithromycin

Treat to bacterial infection:

Medicinal benefits

Azithromycin tablets prevents the production of proteins necessary for bacteria to survive, slowing their growth or sometimes killing harmful bacteria. Prevents and treats bacterial infections, such as throat and sinus infections, lung infections (such as bronchitis and pneumonia), ear infections, oral and dental infections, eye infections, skin and tissue infections (such as acne) and infections of the stomach and intestines.

It is well tolerated and more effective for tissue penetration than other similar antibiotics such as erythromycin. Doctors prescribe Azithromycin to people who are not resistant to penicillin antibiotics.

It also helps prevent infections after burns, surgery or dental procedures, sexually transmitted infections, bone infections, or scarlet fever (a bacterial disease with sore throat).

How does Azithromycin work?

Azithromycin 250 mg belongs to the class of drugs called macrolide antibiotics. It works by killing bacteria or preventing their growth. However, this drug does not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections.

How should I take Azithromycin (Zithromax)?

Use Azithromycin (Zithromax) as directed on the label or as directed by your doctor. Do not use more or less than recommended, or for longer.

Follow all directions on the prescription label and read your medication guide or instructions. Use the medicine as directed.

Oral Azee is taken orally. The Azithromycin injection is given by intravenous infusion, usually for 2 days before switching to oral Azee 250. Your doctor will give you this injection.

Azee 500 can be taken orally with or without food.

Shake the oral suspension (liquid) before measuring the dose. Use the included syringe or use a medicated measuring cup (not a cooking spoon).

Use this medicine for as long as prescribed, even if symptoms improve rapidly. Skipping doses can increase the risk of drug-resistant infections. Azee does not treat viral infections such as the flu or the common cold.

Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Discard any unused potions after 10 days.



Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of azithromycin

  • Diarrhoea
  • Feeling or being sick (nausea or vomiting)
  • Stomach cramps
  • Loss of appetite
  • Bloating
  • Indigestion

Drug interactions

Azithromycin has interactions with anti-nausea pills (domperidone), mental health pills (pimozide, amisulpride), migraine medications (ergotamine, dihydroergotamine), cholesterol-lowering pills (simvastatin), medicines for bladder discharge (tolterodine) and gout / arthritis medicine (colchicine). Taking these medicines with azee can cause serious side effects.

Drug-food interactions: no relevant drug-food interactions were observed with azeetop. As a precaution, the consumption of alcoholic beverages should be avoided as it can cause drowsiness and dizziness.

Drug-disease interactions: azee should not be given to people with liver problems, muscle problems (myasthenia gravis), heart rhythm disturbances (arrhythmia), electrolyte imbalance (low potassium or magnesium) and colitis (inflammation of the intestine).

What is the most important information I should know about Azithromycin?

Do not use Azithromycin if you are allergic to it or if you have experienced any of the following:

  • Jaundice or liver problems caused by taking Azee, where is it
  • Severe allergic reactions to similar drugs such as clarithromycin, erythromycin and telithromycin.

Oral Azee 1 mg should not be used to treat pneumonia in people who:

  • Cystic fibrosis.
  • Infection after hospitalization.
  • Blood infection.
  • Weak immune system (caused by diseases such as HIV / AIDS and cancer)
  • For the elderly, the sick and infirm.

Tell your doctor if you have ever had:

  • Pneumonia.
  • Liver or kidney disease.
  • Myasthenia gravis.
  • Low levels of potassium in the blood.
  • Heart rhythm disturbances; also, as well
  • Long QT syndrome (you or a member of your family).

It is not known whether this drug is effective in treating genital ulcers in women.

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Taking Azee while breastfeeding can cause diarrhea, vomiting, or skin rashes in the nursing baby.

Azee is not approved for use in children younger than 6 months. Azeetop should not be used to treat throat or tonsil infections in children younger than 2 years of age.


What should I avoid while taking Azithromycin?

Do not take antacids containing aluminum hydroxide or magnesium hydroxide within 2 hours before or after taking Azithromycin. These antacids interact with Azee and may be less effective when taken at the same time.

Can I stop taking Azithromycin when I feel better?

Never stop treatment with Azithromycin because the infection may come back if the prescribed treatment is not followed exactly. Talk to your doctor before stopping Azee.

What medical conditions should I avoid taking Azithromycin?

You should avoid taking Azithromycin if you have colitis (bowel inflammation), heart rhythm problems, liver disease (such as jaundice), or muscle problems (such as myasthenia gravis). consult your doctor before taking Azee.

Can I take Azithromycin myself?

No, it is a Schedule H drug that you can only take if your doctor has prescribed it for you. Self-administration or self-medication can lead to unwanted side effects, lead to antibiotic resistance and reduce its effectiveness.

Does taking Azithromycin affect how contraceptives and contraceptive devices work?

Clinical evidence suggests that Azee does not affect how oral contraceptives and contraceptives work.