Azithromycin is frequently used to sort out the diseases of large range of bacterial infections. This medicine is called as a macrolide-type antibiotic and it works by stopping the development of bacteria.
If you are using this medication for viral infection then we will suggest you that you shouldn’t use it. Azithromycin doesn’t work on viral infections such as cold and flu. No need to use or misuse of any antibiotic because it can lead to reduced effectiveness.
Check out the patient information details if available from your doctor before the use of Azithromycin and all the times you get a refill. If you have any queries then you can ask your doctor. This medicine comes only in tablet form. You can use this medication by mouth as suggested by your doctor. Take one pill on a daily basis with or without food. In addition to, you can use this tablet with food if stomach problem happens.
The dosage of this medication totally depends upon your medical condition and response to treatment. The general dose of this tablet is 500 mg. increase dose only if it is suggested by your doctor.
Side Effects: The side effects of Azithromycin are:
· Stomach upset
· Diarrhea/loose stools
· Abdominal pain
· Decreased hearing
· Eye problems
· Difficulty speaking/swallowing
· Muscle weakness
· Signs of liver problems
If any of these side effects occur then you need to inform your doctor as soon as possible.