Generic Name: Azithromycin (multiple manufacturers) Common Brand Name: Zithromax (Pfizer — U. S.) Popularity: 11th most commonly prescribed drug between 2002 — 2007 (U. S.) Class: Macrolide antibiotic Treatment Uses — For treatment of bacterial infections. Azithromycin has distinct advantages over earlier macrolides such as erythromycin that include better tolerance, better tissue penetration and more favorable pharmacokinetics. Because azithromycin can be dosed once daily, it improves patient compliance — a leading cause of antibiotic failures. Macrolides act primarily against streptococci and staphylococci, and are often used to treat these bugs in patients intolerant of penicillins. The therapeutic uses for azithromycin are broad and continually changing. Consumer Medicine Information This leaflet answers some common questions about AZITHROMYCIN-GA. It does not take the place of talking to your doctor or pharmacist. Your doctor has weighed the risks of you taking AZITHROMYCIN-GA against the benefits they expect it will have for you. AZITHROMYCIN-GA is used to treat bacterial infection including the following: AZITHROMYCIN-GA may also be used to prevent infections by bacterium called Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare Complex. If you have any concerns about taking this medicine, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. AZITHROMYCIN-GA is an antibiotic which belongs to a group of medicines called azalides, a subclass of the macolide antibiotics. It works by killing or stopping the growth of bacteria causing your infection. AZITHROMYCIN-GA does not work against viral infections such as colds or flu. Your doctor may have prescribed AZITHROMYCIN-GA for another reason. Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why AZITHROMYCIN-GA has been prescribed for you. AZITHROMYCIN-GA is available only with a doctor's prescription.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why Zithromax has been prescribed for you. Your doctor may have prescribed it for another reason. Zithromax is only available with a doctor’s prescription. This medicine is not expected to affect your ability to drive a car or operate machinery. Zithromax is an antibiotic, which belongs to a group of medicines called azalides. The azalides are a sub-class of a group of antibiotics called macrolides. Zithromax works by killing or stopping the growth of bacteria causing your infection. Zithromax will not work against viral infections such as colds or flu. This is not a list of all drugs or health problems that interact with this medicine (azithromycin tablets). Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take this medicine (azithromycin tablets) with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor. For all patients taking this medicine (azithromycin tablets): WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect: All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects.
Aug 4, 2018. Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. The dose and length of treatment with Azithromycin 3. Take azithromycin according to your health care provider's instructions. Your health care provider will tell you.