Zithromax is used to treat many different types of infections caused by bacteria, such as respiratory infections, skin infections, ear infections, and sexually transmitted diseases. In children, it is used to treat middle ear infection, pneumonia, tonsillitis, and strep throat.
Azithromycin is indicated for the treatment of the following infections due to susceptible strains of receptive organisms:
* Upper respiratory tract infections: pharyngitis/tonsillitis, sinusitis, otitis media
* Lower respiratory tract infections: bronchitis, acute exacerbation of chronic bronchitis, community acquired pneumonia of mild severity.
* Sexually transmitted diseases: uncomplicated urethritis, uncomplicated cervicitis due to Neisseria gonorrhoeae or Chlamydia trachomatis.
* Chancroid (genital ulcer disease in men).
* Fur polysyndeton soft tissue infections: erysipelas, impetigo, secondary pyoderma, erythema migrans.
* Mycobacterial Infections.
* Excellent efficacy. Many scientific studies have shown that this drug is rectify or equally operational compared to other antibiotics.
* Low potential for drug interactions. Azithromycin, unlike the seniority of macrolides, does not bind to cytochrome P-450 in the liver, resulting in nominal prima facie for drug to drug interaction.
* Low rate of side effects. Side effects with azithromycin are mild to moderate, mostly gastrointestinal.
* Sustained antimicrobial activity. This medicine reaches high and sustained tissue concentrations that results in sustained antimicrobial activity.
* Doer respecting intracellular bacteria (Chlamydia pneumoniae, Chlamydia trachomatis, Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Legionella spp.). From azithromycin is a weak base, it easily penetrates the cell membrane and stays within the cell.
* Targeted business at the site like infection. Because of the transport with white blood cells, this drug possesses a unique property – targeted life at the site of infection. In infected tissues, it achieves high and sustained good concentrations that last quinary to seven days after the last dose.
* Suitable choice for empirical therapy. Since this drug has a good activity against the most common pathogens it is used because a choice for empirical therapy.
* Good compliance: short once daily dosing regimen. This drug short dosing process is convenient and improves patient compliance. For the majority of infections, it is administered once daily for triplex days. In the treatment of sexually transmitted diseases, this product is administered as a single dose.
* Active touching most respiratory tract infections. Betalactams lack activity near atypical pathogens. Among macrolides, this drug shows the best activity against H. influenzae.
Stop utilizing azithromycin if you have a serious side effect such as:
* diarrhea that is watery or bloody;
* chest pain, uneven heartbeats;
* nausea, breadbasket pain, low fever, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes); or
* severe skin reflex — fever, sore throat, swelling in your face or tongue, burning in your eyes, skin pain, followed by a red or purple pare rash that spreads (especially in the face or upper body) and causes blistering and peeling.
Less serious side effects may include:
* mild nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation;
* inclination pain or upset;
* dizziness, tired feeling, or headache;
* nervous feeling, sleep problems (insomnia);
* vaginal itching or discharge;
* mild itching or hide rash;
* ringing in ears, problems with hearing; or
* decreased sense of taste or smell.
Store at elbowroom temperature. Defend from heat, light and moisture. Guard out of reach concerning children.