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Azithromycin Dosage For Uti

azithromycin dosage for uti

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.

Azithromycin and Alcohol

Alcohol may increase or worsen certain side effects caused by azithromycin, such as dizziness and upset stomach.

How does azithromycin work?

Azithromycin is a type of antibiotic called a macrolide. It works by preventing bacteria from producing proteins that are essential to them. Without these proteins the bacteria cannot grow, replicate and increase in numbers. The bacteria eventually die or are destroyed by the immune system. This clears up the infection.

Azithromycin is a broad-spectrum antibiotic that helps clear up infections caused by a wide variety of bacteria.

What is azithromycin used for?

Azithromycin is an antibiotic used to treat various types of bacterial infections, including chest infections such as pneumonia and bronchitis, ear nose and throat infections such as sinusitis, tonsillitis and otitis media and infections of skin and soft tissue. It's also prescribed to treat Lyme disease and some sexually-transmitted infections, particularly chlamydia and gonorrhoea. A single dose of azithromycin (brand name Clamelle) can be bought over the counter from pharmacies to treat chlamydia.

Azithromycin has a similar range of antibacterial activity to penicillin and so is sometimes used as an alternative to penicillin in people who are allergic to penicillin antibiotics.

Azithromycin Side Effects

Common Side Effects of Azithromycin

Many people experience fewer side effects when taking azithromycin compared with other antibiotics in the macrolide class, such as erythromycin (Erythrocin).

However, you may still experience side effects, especially if your doctor prescribed a high dose of azithromycin to be taken just one time. Tell your doctor if you experience any of the following:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Gas
  • Loose stools
  • Stomach discomfort

Some people may also experience cramps and yeast or vaginal infection.

Azithromycin Warnings

Azithromycin can cause abnormal changes in the electrical activity of the heart, which may lead to deadly irregular heart rhythm, according to a special warning by the FDA in 2012.

If you have a heart-rhythm condition, such as a slow or irregular heartbeat, or take drugs to treat these conditions, you should talk to your doctor about it before taking azithromycin.

Your doctor also should make sure you have normal blood levels of potassium and magnesium before prescribing azithromycin.

In addition, you should not take azithromycin if you:

  • Are allergic to azithromycin or any of its inactive ingredients
  • Have a form of jaundice known as cholestatic jaundice, in which bile backs up into the liver and causes a yellowing of the skin, eyes, or nails
  • Are taking pimozide (Orap)

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