What is Azithral (Azithromycin) used for?
Azithral (Azithromycin) is a broad spectrum antibiotic prescribed to treat a wide variety of infections. These may include ear infections, bladder infections, or respiratory tract infections. It has also shown effectiveness for the treatment of sexually transmitted diseases caused by bacteria such as gonorrhea. The medication operates by inhibiting the bacteria from reproducing and preventing the spread of the infection. Please note that Azithral is only effective against bacteria and will not be useful for treating infections caused by a virus or fungus.
How should I use Azithral (Azithromycin)?
Azithral (Azithromycin) is typically prescribed to be taken once each day with or without food along with a large glass of water. If you experience an upset stomach, it is advised to take the tablets after eating a meal or a light snack. Always swallow the medication whole without altering them in any way including splitting, crushing, or dissolving them. This may destroy the medicine or alter its effects.
It is important to finish the medication cycle prescribed by your doctor even if your symptoms appear to have disappeared. The infection may not be eliminated and could return more resistant to antibiotics. Always follow any insructions from your doctor for use as misapplication could cause health problems.
What are the side effects of Azithral (Azithromycin)?
Some side effecs may occur in patients using Azithral (Azithromycin) including:
Report any unusual symptoms to your doctor as soon as they appear to ensure enough time for the correct treatment to be determined. Some may indicate serious health problems that require immediate medical attention. Other side effects may dictate a change in your treatment or medication regiment.
Tell your doctor if you have any liver or kidney conditions affecting their function before using Azithral (Azithromycin). Also discuss if you have a heart rhythm disorder or other cardiovascular problems.
Strictly use this medication as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient's health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Azithral may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.