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Azithromycin: What It Is and How It’s Use.

Azithromycin is a macrolide-type antibiotic. Azithromycin works by stopping the growth of bacteria, which can lead to improved immune system response. Azithromycin is used to prevent and treat a very serious type of infection (mycobacteria or MAC). It is important not to take Azithromycin if you are also taking drugs that suppress your immune systems, such as cancer chemotherapy medications or other immunosuppressive drugs.

How Patients should take Azithromycin?

One of the most common reasons people visit their doctors is a sinus infection. The problem may not be allergies, but an infected nasal passage that causes mucous to build up and then harden in your nose or throat area. When you have this type of infection it can make breathing difficult as well as causing facial pain and head pressure due to congestion from fluid draining into the back of your throat. Azithromycin will help reduce inflammation caused by these infections which will allow for easier breathing through clear passages while also reducing any pains associated with drainage on the top side of the mouth or earaches when they are aggravated by swollen tissues within them causing discomfort.

Azithromycin seems like one pill prescribed every day taken orally should do just fine given.

Take Azithromycin extended-release liquid on an empty stomach, at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal. If you have trouble swallowing: pour the medicine into 2 ounces of water and stir it well; drink all of it right away

If you cannot swallow this mixture in one gulp, add another two cups (16 oz.) to the same glass with some more water added to swirl around gently then immediately consume within 10 minutes.

Before taking Azithromycin

Azithromycin is a powerful antibiotic that has the potential to cause severe allergic reactions. Make sure you tell your doctor if you have ever had:

-Liver disease; -kidney disease; -myasthenia gravis (in which certain muscles do not work); or 

Low levels of potassium in your blood, because these conditions may make azithromycin less effective and more dangerous for some people with those problems. This medicine can also harm an unborn baby’s health so it should be avoided by pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. Please speak with a physician before taking this drug during pregnancy.

Side Effect of Azithromycin.

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction to azithromycin: (hives, difficult breathing, and swelling in your face or throat) or a severe skin reaction (fever, sore throat burning skin pain). Seek medical treatment if you have serious drug reactions that can affect many parts of your body. Symptoms may include skin rash fever muscle aches flu-like symptoms extreme weakness unusual bruising and yellowing eyesight. The effects on the body could last for over several weeks.

Dosage Forms & Strengths

injection, lyophilized powder for reconstitution

  • 500mg/vial


  • 250mg
  • 500mg

oral suspension

  • 100mg/5mL
  • 200mg/5mL

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