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Azithromycin Para Que Sirve

azithromycin para que sirve

What is azithromycin?

Azithromycin is an antibacterial medication dispensed by prescription, approved by the Food and Drug Administration of the United States (US Food and Drug Administration, FDA) to treat certain bacterial infections such as:

Various bacterial respiratory infections, including pneumonia , acute infections of the paranasal sinuses and ears, and acute worsening of chronic bronchitis.

The inflammatory disease of the pelvis .

Ulcerative genital disease.

Infections of the urethra, cervix , throat, tonsils and skin.

Some bacterial respiratory diseases (such as pneumonia) for which the FDA has approved azithromycin treatment are opportunistic infections (OIs) characteristic of HIV. An OI is an infection that occurs more frequently or is more severe in people with immunodeficiency - such as those who have HIV - than in people with a healthy immune system .

how should I take this medicine?

Take azithromycin according to the instructions of your health care provider. That person will tell you how much to take and when. Before you start taking it and each time you repeat the prescription, read the printed information included with the medication.

Why Do Azithromycines Take Hiv Positive People?

Azithromycin is used to treat mild or moderate bacterial infections. It works against different bacteria, especially chlamydia, hemophilus and streptococcus. These bacteria can cause infections of the skin, nose, throat and lungs. They can also be transmitted through sexual intercourse and cause genital infections.

Many germs live in our body or are common in the environment. A healthy immune system can eliminate them or keep them under control. However, HIV infection can weaken the immune system. Infections that take advantage of the presence of a weakened immune system are called "opportunistic infections." People with advanced HIV disease can develop opportunistic diseases. For more information on opportunistic diseases see sheet 500.

MAC stands for mycobacterium avium complex and is an opportunistic infection in HIV positive people. People who have less than 50 CD4 cells can develop MAC. For more information see sheet 514.

Azithromycin is usually used together with another antibiotic for MAC treatment. It can also be used to prevent MAC infection. If your CD4 cell count is less than 50, check with your health care provider about the use of azithromycin.


Missed dose

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If the time for the next dose is approaching, do not take the missed dose and return to your dosing regimen. Do not double the dose to catch up.


If you suspect that you have used an overdose, contact a local poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents You can call the US poison control hotline. at 1-800-222-1222. Residents of Canada can call a provincial center for poison control.

What should I watch for when using this medication?

Tell your doctor or health care professional if your symptoms do not start to get better or if they get worse.

Do not treat diarrhea with over the counter products. Contact your doctor if you have diarrhea for more than 2 days, or if it is severe and watery.

Contact your doctor if an infant who is in treatment has vomiting or becomes picky with feeding.

This medicine may increase your sensitivity to the sun. Avoid sunlight. If you can not avoid it, wear protective clothing and sunscreen. Do not use sun lamps, tanning beds or booths.


Store this product at room temperature, protected from light and moisture. Do not keep it in the bathroom. Keep all medications out of the reach of children and pets. Do not flush medications down the toilet or in the drain unless instructed to do so. Properly dispose of this product when the expiration date is reached or when you no longer need it. Consult your pharmacist or your local waste disposal company for more details.

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