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Azithromycin oral tablets: What is this medicine?

AZITHROMYCIN (Zithromax) is a macrolide antibiotic that interferes with the growth of bacterial cells. It is used to treat bacterial infections in different parts of the body. Azithromycin also treats sexually transmitted vaginal or urinary tract infections caused by chlamydia. This medicine does not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections.
What should I tell my health care provider before taking this medicine?

angina, stomatological infections: 500 mg (2 tablets) per day for 3 days. This dosage, with a short administration period of 3 days, is explained by the particular pharmacokinetic properties of azithromycin and the maintenance of activity, in these indications, several days after the last intake;

- superinfections of acute bronchitis, exacerbations of chronic bronchitis: 500 mg (2 tablets) on the first day, then 250 mg (1 tablet) on the following 4 days. The duration of treatment will be 5 days.

They need to know if you have any of the following conditions

kidney disease, liver disease
stomach problems (especially colitis)
other chronic illness
an unusual or allergic reaction to zithromax, other macrolide antibiotics (like erythromycin), other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
if you are pregnant or trying to get pregnant
if you are breast-feeding

How should I take this medicine?

Take azithromycin tablets by mouth. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Swallow the tablets whole with a glass of water. You can take the tablets with or without food. Take your doses at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. Take your medicine as directed even if you think you are feeling better. Do not skip doses or stop your medicine early.

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Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can.

Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.

These are based on the antibacterial activity and pharmacokinetic characteristics of zithromax. They take into account both the clinical studies conducted with this drug and its place in the range of antibacterial products currently available.

They are limited to infections due to the following defined susceptible organisms:

- Documented beta-hemolytic streptococcal A angina, as an alternative to beta-lactam therapy, particularly when beta-lactam therapy cannot be used.

NOTE: This medicine is only for you, do not share it with others.
What should I do if I miss a dose?

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If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses. There should be an interval of at least 12 hours between doses.
What may interact with this medicine?

astemizole; digoxin
magnesium salt

This list may not describe all possible side effects. Tell your prescriber or health care professional about all other medicines you are taking, including non-prescription medicines. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.
What side effects may I notice from using this medicine?

Adverse reactions observed with doses higher than recommended were similar to those observed with recommended doses.

Treatment of overdose: gastric lavage and symptomatic treatment.

Important information available for this drug is as follows:

Azithromycin: increased rate of relapse of hematologic malignancies and mortality after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in patients treated with azithromycin - Dear Healthcare Professional Letter

Here are the side effects you should tell your doctor or health care professional about as soon as possible:

Rare or uncommon:

dark yellow or brown urine
difficulty breathing; severe or watery diarrhea
rash, itchy skin
irregular heartbeat, palpitations, or chest pain
yellowing of the skin or eyes

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome)

dizziness, drowsiness
loss of hearing
increased sensitivity to the sun
stomach pain or cramps
vaginal irritation, itching or discharge

Therapeutic indications

Pharmacotherapeutic class: Antibacterials for systemic use - ATC code: J01FA10

This drug is an antibacterial antibiotic of the macrolide family.

It is indicated for the treatment of certain susceptible bacterial infections.

Generic group(s)

This medication belongs to the following generic group(s):

zithromax DIHYDRATE equivalent to AZITHROMYCIN 250 mg - ZITHROMAX 250 mg, film-coated tablet.

Composition in active substances

Tablet (Composition for one tablet)
> azithromycin anhydrous 250 mg
as: azithromycin dihydrate 262.05 mg

This list may not describe all possible side effects.
What should I watch for while taking this medicine?

Tell your doctor or health care professional if your symptoms do not improve in 2 to 3 days. Contact your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible if you have an allergic reaction to azithromycin, such as rash, itching, difficulty swallowing, or swelling of the face, lips, or tongue.

Avoid exposure to the sun, or wear protective clothing and use sunscreen. Do not use sunlamps, tanning beds or tanning booths.

If you have severe or watery diarrhea, do not try to treat yourself. Call your doctor or health care professional for advice.

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Antacids may prevent zithromax from working. If you have an upset stomach and want to take an antacid, make sure there is an interval of at least 2 hours since your last dose, and at least 4 hours before your next dose.

If you need surgery, tell your doctor or pharmacist.

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