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Azithromycin For Chlamydia

azithromycin for chlamydia

What is azithromycin?

Azithromycin is a prescription drug. It’s available as an:

  • oral tablet
  • oral suspension
  • extended-release oral suspension
  • eye drop
  • intravenous form that a healthcare provider can give

The oral tablet is available as a generic drug as well as the brand-name drug Zithromax. Generic drugs usually cost less than the brand-name version. In some cases, they may not be available in all strengths or forms as the brand-name drug.

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.

Azithromycin side effects

Azithromycin oral tablet doesn’t cause drowsiness but it can cause other side effects.

More common side effects

The more common side effects that can occur with azithromycin are listed below, along with their rates:

Other less common side effects include:

  • Vomiting
  • Gas
  • Upset stomach
  • Vaginal yeast infection
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Rash

The side effect rates are based on the multi-dose regimen for common bacterial infections, as reported in clinical trials. Rates for the single 1-gram dosing regimen include diarrhea (7%), nausea (5%), stomach pain (5%), vomiting (2%), dyspepsia (1%), and vaginitis (1%). For more information, see the FDA package insert.

f these effects are mild, they may go away within a few days or a couple of weeks. If they’re more severe or don’t go away, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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.

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