Azithromycin tablets belong to a class of medications called macrolide antibiotics. It is used to treat a wide range of infections caused by bacteria, including streptococcal infections of the ear, lungs, skin, and sinuses, and gonococcal and chlamydial infections. It works by stopping bacterial growth.
Original uses (on-label)
Various bacterial infections.
Newly discovered uses (off-label)
, drug-induced gingival enlargement, prevention of bacterial endocarditis
. Also you can order zithromax to treat chlamydia (off label).
Potential side effects
Diarrhea, nausea, rash, abdominal pain, cramping, vomiting.
- Use caution if you have liver dysfunction (symptoms of liver problems may include jaundice, malaise, nausea, vomiting, abdominal colic, and fever). Discontinue use if liver dysfunction occurs.
- Use caution if you have developed a certain type of abnormal heart rhythm called QT prolongation prior to therapy.
- Before you buy Zithromax you should know that safety and efficacy of this drug has not been established in children less than six months of age with acute bacterial infections of the ear, sinus or community-acquired pneumonia, or in children less than two years with tonsillitis.
Pimozide, tacrolimus, phenytoin, ergot alkaloids, alfentanil, bromocriptine, tegretol, cyclosporine, digoxin, disopyramide, triazolam, nelfinavir, antacids containing aluminum or magnesium. Consult your pharmacist or physician before starting any new therapy.
The suspension formulation, but not the tablet form, has increased absorption (46%) with food.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding cautions
FDA Pregnancy Risk Category B. Azithromycin is excreted in the breast milk and may accumulate. Use with caution during breast-feeding.
Buy Azithromycin online
Where can I buy Azithromycin without prescription?
Zithromax antibiotic is a prescription drug that comes in 250 mg, 500 mg tablets.
It is available on prescription only as tablets for oral use, but the online pharmacy, will sell Zithromax without prescription.
You may be able to order Azithromycin from them online and save the local pharmacy markup.
Take suspension formulation of this drug at least one hour before or two hours after meals. If you buying Zithromax, you should also know, that tablets may be taken without regard to meals.
Do not take aluminum or magnesium containing antacids at the same time with this drug. Do not cut, chew, or crush the tablets. Shake the suspension well before each use.
Zithromax for diarrhea treatment
You can buy azithromycin for treatment of diarrhea.
is a group of bacteria that causes disease in humans and animals. It is one of the most common bacterial causes of diarrhea illness in the United States, and is very common throughout the world.
People diagnosed with campylobacter
are often given prescriptions for the antibiotic ciprofloxacin
, but the bacteria has become resistant to it in some areas.
According to Canadian Family Physician
, Zithromax tablets are effective in treatment of ciprofloxacin-resistant Campylobacter
Clinics of Infectious Diseases reported on a study from the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research
, Washington, DC, that evaluated Zithromax or Cipro
daily for three days for the treatment of acute diarrhea among U.S. military personnel in Thailand, where ciprofloxacin resistance is prevalent.
Researchers found that azithromycin was superior to ciprofloxacin in decreasing the excretion of Campylobacter and as effective as cipro in shortening the duration of illness.
What is Zithromax?
Azithromycin tablets block the production of a certain type of protein in bacterial cells, limiting their growth.
Brands & Classes
Tablets - Oral 250 mg, 500mg.
Pneumonia: PO 500 mg on day 1, then 250 mg qd on days 2-5 for a total dose of 1.5 g.
COPD exacerabations: PO 500 mg qd x 3 or 500 mg on day 1 followed by 250 mg qd on days 2-5.
Nongonococcal urethritis or cervicitis: 1 gm single PO dose for chlamydial infections.
Chancroid: 1 gm as a single dose.
Gonococcal urethritis or cervicitis: 2 gm PO as single dose.
Prevention of Mycobacterium avium complex infection in AIDS patients: PO 1200 mg once per week.
CHILD 6 mo-12 yr
Acute otitis media: PO 10 mg/kg x 1, then 5 mg/kg qd for next 4 days; alternate: 30 mg/kg single dose or 10 mg/kg/d x 3d.
Pharyngitis / tonsillitis: PO 12 mg/kg qd x 5 days.
Community-acquired pneumonia: PO 10 mg/kg x 1, then 5 mg/kg qd for next 4 days.