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Azithromycin Over The Counter

azithromycin over the counter

Who can take azithromycin?

Azithromycin is a prescription-only medication and it’s important that a doctor checks whether it’s safe for you to take.

You mustn't take azithromycin if you are allergic to any of the ingredients or if you are allergic to azithromycin dihydrate, erythromycin or any other macrolide or ketolide antibiotic.

It is also important that you mention to your doctor if you:

  • Have or have had a severe kidney or liver problem
  • Have or have had a heart problem (long QT syndrome, arrhythmias or heart failure)
  • You have low blood levels of magnesium or potassium
  • Develop a different infection while taking azithromycin
  • You are taking ergotamine or an different ergotamine derivative (used to treat migraines)
  • Suffer from a muscle condition called myasthenia
  • gravis
  • Suffer from a neurological or psychiatric problem

How does an online consultation work?

If you visit the doctor’s office for a prescription, your GP will ask you a number of questions before writing a prescription. An online consultation works in the same way – the only difference is that you answer the questions via a medical questionnaire on our website. A doctor affiliated with then reviews the consultation answers to evaluate your order. If the ordered medicine can be used safely, the doctor will issue an online prescription. This prescription is forwarded directly to a partner pharmacy where your medicine is packed and shipped.

Azithromycin Side Effects

Common Azithromycin Side Effects

  • nausea
  • bloating and wind
  • stomach cramps
  • diarrhoea
  • dizziness
  • loss of appetite
  • headache
  • feeling or being sick
  • numbness
  • visual disturbances
  • itchy skin or rash
  • Low lymphocyte count (a type of white blood cell)
  • Low blood bicarbonate levels
  • tiredness

Uncommon Side Effects of Azithromycin

  • blistering of genitals, mouth, eyes and skin
  • anxiety
  • thrush
  • allergic reactions
  • insomnia
  • palpitations
  • ringing in the ears
  • chest pain
  • Inflammation of the liver

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

The way to take this medicine: Oral

  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Store in Original Container
  • Shelf lifetime is 36 Months.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.


There are no evidences if Zithromax affects an unborn baby or excretes in a breast milk. This medication should be used in pregnant and breastfeeding women only if expected benefit prevails over potential risk for the baby.

Dosage and directions

Take exactly as prescribed and do not discontinue your treatment even if you feel fine and your symptoms improved without permission of your doctor. Take Zithromax tablet with a big glass of water. To prepare a liquid suspension form one dose packet mix one packet with 2 ounces of water, shake and drink at once. Do not use the suspension which was prepared longer than 12 hours ago. Tablets and suspension can be taken with or without food while capsules should be taken on an empty stomach 2 hours before or after a meal.

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