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Azithromycin Class

azithromycin class

Descriptions

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. It is not effective against syphilis infections.

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.

Important warnings

Antibiotic-associated diarrhea warning: Almost all antibiotics, including azithromycin, can cause diarrhea. It may cause mild diarrhea to severe inflammation of your colon, which can cause death. Call your doctor if you have severe diarrhea or diarrhea that lasts after you stop taking this drug.

Liver problems warning: In rare cases, this drug can cause liver problems. If you already have liver disease, it could make your liver function worse. Your doctor may need to monitor your liver function. They may do blood tests to check how well your liver is working. If your liver isn’t working well, your doctor may have you stop taking this drug.

Why it’s used

Azithromycin is used to treat certain infections caused by bacteria. It should not be used to treat infections caused by viruses, such as the common cold. Azithromycin may be used in combination with other antibiotics when it’s used to treat mycobacterium avium complex infection.

How it works

Azithromycin works by stopping bacteria from multiplying. This kills the bacteria and treats your infection.

Azithromycin may interact with other medications

Azithromycin oral tablet can interact with other medications, vitamins, or herbs you may be taking. An interaction is when a substance changes the way a drug works. This can be harmful or prevent the drug from working well.

To help avoid interactions, your doctor should manage all of your medications carefully. Be sure to tell your doctor about all medications, vitamins, or herbs you’re taking. If you have questions about whether a drug you're taking might interact with azithromycin, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

Examples of drugs that can cause interactions with azithromycin are listed below.

 Interactions that increase your risk of side effects

Taking azithromycin with certain medications raises your risk of side effects from these drugs. Examples include:

  • Nelfinavir. Taking this drug with azithromycin may cause liver or hearing problems. Your doctor will monitor you for these side effects.
  • Warfarin. Taking this drug with azithromycin may increase bleeding. Your doctor will monitor you closely if you take these drugs together.

Disclaimer: Our goal is to provide you with the most relevant and current information. However, because drugs interact differently in each person, we cannot guarantee that this information includes all possible interactions. This information is not a substitute for medical advice. Always speak with your healthcare provider about possible interactions with all prescription drugs, vitamins, herbs and supplements, and over-the-counter drugs that you are taking.

Before taking this medicine

You should not use azithromycin if you are allergic to it, or if:

  • you have ever had jaundice or liver problems caused by taking azithromycin; or
  • you are allergic to similar drugs such as clarithromycin, erythromycin, or telithromycin.

To make sure azithromycin is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have ever had:

  • liver disease;
  • kidney disease;
  • myasthenia gravis;
  • a heart rhythm disorder;
  • low levels of potassium in your blood; or
  • long QT syndrome (in you or a family member).

This medicine 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. Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

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