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Azithromycin Half Life

azithromycin half life

Instructions

Oral forms: Take Azithromycin as advised by your doctor. You may take this medicine with or without food. Do not take in larger amounts than advised. Injection: Azithromycin should be administered by a trained healthcare professional. Gel/Ointment/Eye drops: Use this medicine exactly as advised by the doctor. Report any adverse effects to the doctor immediately. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.

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.

Warnings

Breast-feeding - This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. If the medicine is used, the infant should be monitored closely for any undesired side effects.

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.

Side Effects of Azithromycin

Serious side effects have been reported with azithromycin. See “Drug Precautions” section.

Common side effects of azithromycin in the tablet, oral solution, and injection forms include:

  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • stomach pain
  • heartburn
  • headache

Common side effects of azithromycin in the eye drop form include:

  • eye burning, stinging and irritation
  • dry eye
  • discharge coming from your eye
  • changes to the surface of your eye
  • blurred vision

This is not a complete list of azithromycin side effects. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Uses

Azithromycin is used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections. It is a macrolide-type antibiotic. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria.

This medication will not work for viral infections (such as common cold, flu). Unnecessary use or misuse of any antibiotic can lead to its decreased effectiveness.

Read the Patient Information Leaflet if available from your pharmacist before you start taking azithromycin and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Take this medication by mouth as directed by your doctor, usually once daily with or without food. You may take this medication with food if stomach upset occurs. The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment.

Diagnosis 

The symptoms and signs of acute sinusitis are nasal obstruction, facial pain, dental pain, purulent rhinorrhoea, sinus tenderness and in some cases systemic manifestations such as fever and malaise. A review of the literature found that the most sensitive symptoms and signs for the diagnosis of acute sinusitis were maxillary toothache, a poor response to decongestants, a coloured nasal discharge (symptoms), purulent nasal discharge and abnormal maxillary sinus transillumination (signs).

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