Zithromax (azithromycin) is an antibiotic that fights bacteria. 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. Zithromax may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide. You should not use Zithromax if you have ever had jaundice or liver problems caused by taking azithromycin. You should not use Zithromax if you are allergic to azithromycin, or if: Zithromax is not expected to harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known whether azithromycin passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not give Zithromax to a child younger than 6 months old. Azithromycin is used to treat certain bacterial infections in many different parts of the body. This medicine may mask or delay the symptoms of syphilis. Azithromycin belongs to the class of drugs known as macrolide antibiotics. It works by killing bacteria or preventing their growth. However, this medicine will not work for colds, flu, or other virus infections. This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription.
Aug 15, 2017. Posted 08/03/2018. AUDIENCE Patient, Health Professional, Oncology. ISSUE The antibiotic azithromycin Zithromax, Zmax should not be. Aug 8, 2018. The U. S. Food and Drug Administration FDA is warning that the antibiotic azithromycin Zithromax, Zmax should not be given.