- Azelastine Nasal Spray
- Ciprofloxacin–Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose
- Dexchlorpheniramine Maleate
- Ketorolac Tromethamine
- Sodium Chloride
- Sodium Cromoglycate/Cromolyn
- Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate
What is Azithromycin used for?
Azithromycin is a macrolide antibiotic used to treat different types of bacterial infections, which include skin infections, sinus infections, respiratory infections, throat infections, ear infections, and pneumonia. It is also used to treat sexually transmitted diseases, including gonorrhea and chlamydia. This medicine fights bacteria in the body. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Azithromycin?
The dosage of Azithromycin prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
Take Azithromycin with a full glass of water.
What if you miss a dose of Azithromycin?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Azithromycin medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
What if you overdose on Azithromycin?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Azithromycin, seek medical attention immediately.
What other drugs could interact with Azithromycin?
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Azithromycin.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Azithromycin, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Azithromycin can interact with calcium channel blockers, cholesterol-lowering medicines, and HIV medicines.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Azithromycin?
Like other medicines, Azithromycin can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Azithromycin are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Azithromycin cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Azithromycin develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Azithromycin can cause side effects such as headache, dizziness, mild nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, stomach pain, and insomnia. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Azithromycin.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Azithromycin?
Is it possible for me to take Azithromycin with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Azithromycin?
What are the possible drug interactions of Azithromycin?
How will Azithromycin work in my body?
How should Azithromycin be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Azithromycin drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Azithromycin is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.