Zithromax is an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections.
Zithromax is used to treat mild to moderate infections caused by certain bacteria. Doctors may occasionally prescribe Zithromax for other reasons.
How To Take Zithromax
How much Zithromax you take and how often you take it depends on many factors, including the condition being treated and the age and weight of the patient. If you have any questions about the amount and/or frequency of Zithromax you are taking, talk with your health care provider. Carefully read the patient leaflet provided with this medicine and reread it each time you get this prescription refilled. Take Zithromax medicine exactly as prescribed by your health care provider. Zithromax medicine may be taken with or without food.
Zithromax Side Effects
Every medicine can cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if any of the following occurs: Severe: Serious allergic reactions (rash; hives; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); severe diarrhea;stomach cramps/pain; bloody stools; chest pain; dark red raised areas of skin. Adults: Pounding in the chest. Children: Yellowing of the skin or eyes. Common: Adults: Diarrhea/loose stools; nausea; stomach pain. Children: Diarrhea/loose stools; stomach pain; vomiting; nausea; headache. Other: Adults: Indigestion; gas; vomiting; vaginal infection; dizziness; headache;feeling of a whirling motion; drowsiness; tiredness; itching; sensitivity to sunlight. Children: Chest pain; indigestion; constipation;loss of appetite; gas; oral infection; chills; dizziness; agitation; nervousness;sleeplessness; fever; tiredness; fungal infection; general body discomfort;pain; increased cough; sore throat; runny nose; itching; sweating; inflammation of the eye; dry, itchy skin.
Precautions for Zithromax
Before using Zithromax, tell your health care provider about any of the following: if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding; if you are taking any prescription medicine, nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement; if you have impaired liver function; if you have any other medical condition.
The following information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that use of Zithromax is safe, appropriate, or effect.
Zithromax Missed Dosage
If a Zithromax dose is missed, take it as soon as possible. If several hours have passed or if it is nearing time for the next Zithromax dose, do not double the dose to catch up, unless advised by your doctor. If more than one Zithromax dose is missed, contact your doctor or pharmacist
Store Zithromax at room temperature between 59 and 89 degrees F and keep away from light and moisture.
Revision date: June 11, 2011
Last revised: by Sebastian Scheller, MD, ScD
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