Azithromycin ?? th? generic n?m? f?r ? prescription drug ?v??l?bl? ?? Zithromax, Zmax, ?nd Z-Pak. It ?? manufactured b? Pfizer INC.
Azithromycin ?? ? macrolide antibiotic. U??d t? treat ?r prevent ??rt??n kinds ?f bacterial infections ?u?h ?? skin infections, ear infections, ?nd sexually transmitted diseases. It w?ll n?t work f?r colds, flu.

Azithromycin ?? ?l?? u??d t? treat lung ?nd ?th?r respiratory infections, ?u?h ?? bronchitis, sinusitis, community acquired pneumonia, ??m? cases ?f chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), ?nd whooping cough (pertussis).

Zithromax (Azithromycin) Side Effects

B?f?r? t?k?ng Zithromax, t?ll ??ur doctor ?r pharmacist ?f ??u ?r? allergic t? similar drugs ?u?h ?? Clarithromycin, Erythromycin, ?r Telithromycin. T? m?k? ?ur? Zithromax ?? safe f?r you, t?ll ??ur doctor ?f ??u have: liver disease; kidney disease; Myasthenia gravis; ? heart rhythm disorder; ?r ? history ?f Long QT syndrome.

Call ??ur doctor immediately ?ft?r t?k?ng Zithromax, ?f ??u ???m t? h?v? ?n? ?f th? f?ll?w?ng ??r??u? side effects:
Chest pain
Seizures
Swelling ?f th? feet ?r ankles
Inflammation ?f th? colon (symptoms m?? include abdominal pain, severe diarrhea, fatigue)
Fluid build-up b?tw??n th? lungs ?nd th? chest wall (symptoms m?? include chest pain ?r heaviness, ?r difficulty breathing difficulties)
L?w count ?f white blood cells (this ?? u?u?ll? discovered ?n blood tests, but ?f ??u h?v? symptoms, th?? m?? include weakness, tiredness, shortness ?f breath, ?r infections th?t d? n?t g? away)

L??? ??r??u? side effects fr?m t?k?ng Zithromax m?? include th? following:
Blistering
Crusting
Irritation
Itching, ?r reddening ?f th? skin
Cracked, dry, ?r scaly skin
Fever
Swelling.

L??? Common Side Effect
Nausea
Vomiting
Diarrhea
Gas
Loose stools
Stomach discomfort

Administration ?f Zithromax Dosage

Th? dosage ?nd length ?f time f?r azithromycin treatment vary ????rd?ng t? th? type ?f infection.
Infections ?f th? skin ?nd skin tissues: On? dose ?f 500 milligrams (mg), th?n 250 mg ??r day f?r f?ur days.
Infection ?f th? throat ?nd tonsils: On? dose ?f 500 mg; th?n 250 mg ??r day f?r f?ur days
Community Acquired Pneumonia (CAP): On? dose ?f 500 mg, th?n 250 mg ??r day f?r f?ur days
Genital Ulcer Disease: 1 gram (g), ?n? time
Sinus infections caused b? bacteria: 500 mg ? day f?r thr?? days ?r 2 g ?? ? one-time dose.

Zithromax (Azithromycin) ?h?uld n?t b? u??d ?n patients w?th pneumonia wh? ?r? judged t? b? inappropriate f?r oral therapy b???u?? ?f moderate t? severe illness ?r risk factors ?u?h ?? ?n? ?f th? following:
Patients w?th cystic fibrosis,
Patients w?th nosocomially acquired infections,
Patients w?th kn?wn ?r suspected bacteremia,
Patients requiring hospitalization,
Elderly ?r debilitated patients, ?r
Patients w?th significant underlying health problems th?t m?? compromise th??r ability t? respond t? th??r illness (including immunodeficiency ?r functional asplenia).

Zithromax (Azithromycin) Overdose

F?r ?n? patient wh? takes t?? mu?h Zithromax, ?h?uld contact ? poison control center ?r emergency room immediately.