Azithromycin is used in the treatment of several infections caused by bacteria. It is an antibiotic which stops the growth of bacteria inside the body. The medicine, Azithromycin, is used to treat different kinds of infections caused by bacteria, such as:
• Respiratory infections
• Skin infections
• Ear infections
• Sexually transmitted diseases
You cannot take Azithromycin if you are suffering from a viral infection. Excessive use of the antibiotic can make it lose its effectiveness as the bacteria become resistant to it.
If you have any specific queries about Azithromycin, ask your physician or the pharmacist when you go to buy the medication.
Azithromycin is taken orally, once a day or as prescribed by your healthcare provider. This medicine can be taken on an empty stomach. If you get an upset stomach, you can take if alongside some food. The dosage and the duration of the treatment depend on your medical condition and are determined by your doctor.
Try to take the medication each day at the same time.
After the symptoms of your medical condition subside, you should continue to take the medicine for the time your doctor has prescribed it. If you stop the medication early, the infection may return.
You should try not to mix antacids with Azithromycin, as this may decrease the rate of absorption of the medication.
Contact your healthcare provider if your condition worsens.