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Azithromycin Dose For Chlamydia

azithromycin dose for chlamydia

What is azithromycin?

Azithromycin is an antibiotic that fights bacteria.

Azithromycin is used to treat many different types of infections caused by bacteria, such as respiratory infections, skin infections, ear infections, and sexually transmitted diseases.

Azithromycin may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

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.

Do not give this medicine to a child younger than 6 months old.

How should I take azithromycin?

Take azithromycin exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow all directions on your prescription label. Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. The dose and length of treatment may not be the same for every type of infection.

You may take most forms of azithromycin with or without food.

Take Zmax extended release liquid (oral suspension) on an empty stomach, at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal.

To use the oral suspension single dose packet: Open the packet and pour the medicine into 2 ounces of water. Stir this mixture and drink all of it right away. Do not save for later use. To make sure you get the entire dose, add a little more water to the same glass, swirl gently and drink right away.

Throw away any mixed Zmax oral suspension that has not been used within 12 hours.

Shake the oral suspension (liquid) well just before you measure a dose. Measure liquid medicine with the dosing syringe provided, or with a special dose-measuring spoon or medicine cup. If you do not have a dose-measuring device, ask your pharmacist for one.

Use this medicine for the full prescribed length of time. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cleared. Skipping doses may also increase your risk of further infection that is resistant to antibiotics. Azithromycin will not treat a viral infection such as the flu or a common cold.

Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Throw away any unused liquid medicine after 10 days.

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.

To make sure the bacteria causing an infection are susceptible to azithromycin your doctor may take a tissue sample, for example a swab from the throat or skin.

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.

Can I drink alcohol while taking azithromycin?

There is no 'do not drink alcohol' warning that applies to taking azithromycin because it doesn't specifically affect the medicine itself.

However, if you feel unwell with your infection or if you find azithromycin gives you a headache or upset stomach then drinking alcohol could make this worse.

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