Zithromax is an antibiotic that is used by adults to treat many infections including bronchitis. Skin infections, strep throat, ear infections, pneumonia, and certain types of sexually transmitted diseases are also treated with zithromax. By getting into the infected tissue, zithromax can help stop the growth of the bacteria causing the infection. Zithromax, one of the world’s best selling antibiotics, is released over a period of time, so it will continue to fight infection for days after the last pill is taken.
Zithromax is the brand name of the drug Azithromycin. It is also sold under the name of Sumamed. Normal dosage for zithromax is two capsules the first day, then one capsule daily for the next four days. Zithromax may cause some side effects, those of which range from mild to moderate. Some patients have reported suffering from diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and stomach pain.
Zithromax is not recommended for pneumonia patients who are also suffering from cystic fibrosis, elderly patients, or those with additional health problems. Patients with impaired liver function should use zithromax only under the close watch of their physician as it is eliminated through the liver. Zithromax users should not take antacids that contain either aluminum or magnesium. If you notice anything unusual when you begin taking zithromax, notify your physician immediately. Some people are allergic, so do not ignore anything out of the ordinary. Nursing mothers should talk to their physician before taking zithromax as it is not known if the zithromax can be excreted in the breast milk. If you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant, please tell your physician if they are considering writing you a prescription for zithromax.
Your zithromax should always be kept tightly closed. It should be stored outside the bathroom to avoid heat and moisture. As with all prescription drugs, zithromax should be kept out of reach of small children.
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