Azithromycin is used for treating bacterial infections like STD or sexually transmitted disease, pneumonia, bronchitis, along with infections of reproductive organs, throat, skin, sinuses, lungs and ears. This drug is also used for the treatment or prevention of MAC or Mycobacterium avium complex. Azithromycin comes under a class of medications known as macrolide antibiotics. This medicine stops the growth of bacteria. It does not kill viruses that are responsible for causing the flu, cold or other infections.
Azithromycin comes as a suspension and a tablet. When this medicine is used for preventing MAC infection, the tablets are generally taken with or without food, once every week. The suspension is used one hour before meal or two hours after a meal as one-time dose on an empty stomach. You can buy azithromycin online but it must be taken exactly as directed by the physician. It must not be taken more or less or more often than advised by one’s doctor. If vomiting takes place within one hour after consumption, one must call a doctor immediately. Another dose must not be taken unless prescribed by the doctor.
The pharmacist and the doctor must be made aware of allergies to erythromycin, clarithromycin, telithromycin, clarithromycin or any of the ingredients present in azithromycin suspension or tablets. The doctor must also be made aware of other non-prescription and prescription drugs, herbal products, nutritional supplements or vitamins that are being taken. Care should be taken if one is any of the following drugs:
- Medication for treating irregular heartbeat
- Anticoagulants such as warfarin
Precaution should also be taken if the patient has jaundice or a history of liver problems. One needs to keep azithromycin in a tightly closed container and in a place unreachable for children. It should be stored away from moisture and heat.
Consuming azithromycin may cause certain side effects. One must consult a doctor if the following symptoms prevail for a long duration or become severe: stomach pain, diarrhea, headache, vomiting, and nausea.
There are certain side effects, which can be more serious, although they are rare. One must stop taking this drug and seek immediate medical attention if the following symptoms occur:
- Difficulty in muscle control
- Unusual muscle weakness
- Unexplained loss of appetite
- Unusual bruising or bleeding
- Yellowing of eyes or skin
- Flu-like symptoms
- severe diarrhea (bloody or watery stools)
Buying Azithromycin online
You need a prescription to buy Azithromycin online or from medical store.