General English name: Azithromycin
Brand: Clamelle, Zithromax
Application: Bacterial infection
Azithromycin Drug Information
Medication Information: Azithromycin is used to treat acute bacterial infections in respiratory infections, ear infections, skin infections, and some genital infections. Azithromycin can be used in both children and adults. Azithromycin prevents the growth of bacteria at the site of infection.
Contraindications to azithromycin
Pay attention to the expiration date of azithromycin and do not take it if your medicine has expired.
Never give azithromycin to anyone else, even if you have the same symptoms.
Do not take more azithromycin than the dose prescribed by your doctor.
Check for drug interactions with azithromycin and be sure to tell your doctor what other medications you are taking.
Drug interaction of azithromycin
It may alter the performance of medications and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter medicines and herbal products) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.
Some medications that may interact with azithromycin include live bacterial vaccines.
Although most antibiotics are unlikely to affect birth control pills, patches, or hormonal rings, some antibiotics, such as rifampin and rifabutin, can reduce the effectiveness of birth control pills and can therefore lead to pregnancy. Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you are using contraception.
In addition to azithromycin, many drugs may affect heart rhythm (prolongation of QT time), including: amiodarone, disopyramide, dofetilide, dronedarone, ibutilide, Pimozide, procainamide, quinidine, sotalol.
Tips to consider before taking azithromycin
Some medications can not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed. Therefore, it is best for your doctor to know the following before taking azithromycin:
- If you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
- If you have liver or kidney problems.
- If you have an irregular heart rhythm.
- If you have myasthenia gravis
- If you are taking other medicines. These include all available medicines, whether prescribed or used by your doctor, such as herbal medicines and supplements.
- If you have any allergies to the medicine, and more importantly, if you have already taken Abacavir and it has side effects, you should tell your doctor.
Possible side effects of azithromycin
All drugs, along with their positive effects, can cause unwanted side effects in the body. However, these complications do not occur in all people. If there is a negative change in your health after taking the medicine, it is better to consult your doctor. Many complications may be similar to the symptoms of other illnesses.
Diarrhea: Drink plenty of water to replenish lost water. If it persists or worsens, talk to your doctor.
Feeling sick, stomach ache, bloating: Eat simple foods and avoid spicy and high-fat foods.
Headache: Ask your doctor to prescribe a suitable painkiller.
Decreased appetite, feeling of deafness: Consult your doctor if it bothers you.
Tell your doctor if you notice any symptoms that may be due to azithromycin.
How to store azithromycin
Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.
Keep the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.
If you have been prescribed liquid medicine, pay attention to its expiration date. Do not take the medicine if it has expired