Always consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking azithromycin tablets.
If your condition does not improve or becomes worse, then call your doctor.
Indications and Usage
Azithromycin is a potent antibiotic which is used to treat infections of throat, ear and mouth. It is advisable to take the medicine orally by mouth as directed by a healthcare professional, usually once daily with or without food. During gastrointestinal disturbances this medication can be taken with light food. The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment.
For the best effect, take this antibiotic at evenly spaced times without missing a single dosage.
Do not take azithromycin if:
- You have ever had jaundice or liver problems caused by taking azithromycin;
- You are allergic to similar drugs such as clarithromycin, erythromycin, or telithromycin;
- You ever had liver disease, kidney disease, and low levels of potassium in the blood, myasthenia gravis or irregular heart rhythm disorder.
Administration and Dosage
This medication is advisable in pregnancy only when needed. It should be avoided during breastfeeding due to the presence of azithromycin in breast milk. Furthermore, discuss the risks and benefits before consumption of azithromycin with your doctor.
Refer to your doctor or pharmacist for guidelines on dosage; it might be different according to your condition. Do not exceed what they advise.
There are 53 major drugs that are known to interact with azithromycin, so please consult with your doctor about any medications you are taking, before your treatment with it.
If someone is overdosed might have symptoms of breathlessness or passing out. These symptoms have to be reported to the medical health professional and seek a medical help urgently.
No adverse reactions have been reported.