Azithromycin is an antibiotic. Azithromycin can be used for for respiratory infections, such as pneumonia, or sexually transmitted infections
Azithromycin is often prescribed inappropriately for viral respiratory infections. Antibiotics such as azithromycin should be reserved for serious respiratory infections. Do not use if hypersensitive or allergic to azithromycin or macrolide antibiotics. Do not use if any history of liver problems.
Avoid if allergic or hypersensitive to azithromycin or related antibiotics (macrolides). Abnormal liver function has been reported with use. Abnormal heartbeat (cardiac arrhythmias, including QT prolongation and torsades de pointes) can be caused by azithromycin. Do not use if history of arrhythmia or if taking other drugs that can affect the heart's rhythm. Azithromycin can cause symptoms of myasthenia gravis.
|Respiratory infection||azithromycin 250 mg by mouth once a day for 5 days|
|Sexually transmitted infection (suspected Chlamydia)||azithromycin 1000 mg by mouth once|
The overview provided here is for general information only and does not include all the information needed to use this item safely and effectively. See full prescribing information for further detail.
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