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Azithromycin Coverage

azithromycin coverage

What Is Azithromycin (Zithromax)?

Azithromycin is the generic name for a prescription drug available as Zithromax, Zmax, and Z-Pak.

The drug is an antibiotic used to treat a variety of bacterial infections, such as cat-scratch disease, ear infections, infections of the skin or surrounding tissue, and throat or tonsil infections.

Azithromycin is also used to treat lung and other respiratory infections, such as bronchitis, sinusitis, community acquired pneumonia, some cases of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and whooping cough (pertussis).

Azithromycin Interactions

It is always important to share with your doctor and pharmacist all of the medications you are taking.

This includes not only all of your prescription medicine, but also products that may not seem like medication, such as over-the-counter drugs, vitamins and other dietary supplements (nutritional shakes, protein powders, etc.), and herbals along with any legal or illegal recreational drugs.

You should not take Azithromycin if you are taking

  • Pimozide (Orap)
  • BCG live (Theracrys)
  • Dronedarone (Multaq)

Dosage

Missed Dose

The missed dose should be taken as soon as possible. It is advisable to skip the missed dose if it is already time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up for the missed dose.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.

Side Effect

As with any medication, azithromycin can cause side effects. Some of the more common side effects include:

  • diarrhea
  • stomach pain
  • nausea and vomiting
  • headache

Less common and more serious side effects can also occur when taking azithromycin. Call your doctor right away if you have any of these side effects:

  • allergic reaction, with symptoms such as skin rash or swelling of your lips or tongue
  • yellowing of your skin or the whites of your eyes
  • easy bleeding or bruising
  • severe diarrhea or diarrhea that doesn’t go away

heart rhythm problems

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.

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.

Storage

 Keep lid tightly fastened and store at controlled room temperature of 59°-86°F. (15°-30°C).

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