Today’s pharmacy is constantly looking for the means to fight with bacteria – the source of infectious diseases and one of the most difficult challenges in the struggle for human health. This article offers you a general description of a powerful macrolide antibiotic Zithromax (generic name – Azithromycin), which has proved to be one of the best antibacterial solutions in modern pharmaceutical world. Zithromax is approved by FDA. In this article special attention will be paid to the use of this drug for the treatment of sexually transmitted diseases. We offer you a simple and easy way to get your medication - you can always order Zithromax at our online pharmacy.
Major indications for Zithromax
Zithromax is used as a remedy for a wide variety of infectious diseases, including respiratory, skin, ear, and sexually transmitted infections. Like any other macrolide antibiotic, its function is based on the ability to stop the production of proteins by certain bacteria, meanwhile human-produced proteins are not affected. This antibiotic has become one of the most widely used in today’s medicine due to its effectiveness and the fact it allows to shorten the course of treatment.
Zithromax is often prescribed for patients with non-gonococcal urethritis and cervicitis, caused by bacteria Chlamydia trachomatis. A patient should undergo thorough tests to make sure he/she is not suffering from gonorrhea or syphilis. The matter is that Zithromax can hide the symptoms or postpone the development of gonorrhea or syphilis bacteria. These illnesses require another antimicrobial treatment. One should also take care to pass the tests to investigate the nature of the sexually transmitted causative bacteria. This investigation should also include tests to reveal the bacteria’s susceptibility to azithromycin. The corresponding tests may be done after you have started the course of treatment with Zithromax, which can be consequently adjusted according to the test results. All these procedures should ensure that the illness is caused by susceptible bacteria, e.g. Chlamydia trachomatis. Otherwise, the usage of the antibiotic can impair the effectiveness of other antibiotics, and promote the development of drug-resistant bacteria.
Besides general indications, Azithromycin is used with people suffering from disseminated Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) disease, associated with progressive HIV infection. Our generic drug has shown great effectiveness with mycobacterial infections, therefore it is used alone or together with rifabutin for prevention of the mentioned disease and, combined with ethambutol, for its treatment.
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What you should know before taking Zithromax
Like with any other medication, first you should tell the doctor if you have an allergy to any drug in general, or to Zithromax (Azithromycin) and the other similar antibiotics, such as erythromycin, clarithromycin, telithromycin in particular. The medication has some inactive ingredients that may also be the reason of an allergy. Your doctor should know your medical history and current medical condition. Special attention should be paid if you have had before or are currently suffering from liver, kidney or muscle disease (myasthenia gravis). Our generic drug may influence the heart rhythm and be the reason of QT prolongation.
There are certain medications, which are not supposed to be used together with Azithromycin, as they may interact with Azithromycin and cause undesirable consequences. Please do not forget to name your doctor all the drugs you are currently taking, making no exception to vitamins, over-the-counter medicines, food and herbal additives. When you discussed all described above matters with your doctor and got the prescription for the drug, you can buy Zithromax at our online pharmacy and get it fast and easy.
Side effects, allergy, contraindications and overdose with Zithromax
Zithromax is generally good tolerated by the patients, but in rare cases there may be side effects. These are specific reaction of your body to the drug. Stop taking the drug and seek medical help if you observe any of the following side effects:
– nausea, stomach pain, low fever, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice
– severe skin reaction - fever, sore throat, swelling in your face or tongue, burning in your eyes, skin
– watery or bloody diarrhea
– chest pain, uneven heartbeats
Immediately call emergency if you have any of the following symptoms of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Azithromycin is not recommended to people, allergic to azithromycin, erythromycin, any macrolide or ketolide antibiotic. Patients, having suffered from cholestatic jaundice/hepatic dysfunction as a result of prior use of azithromycin should avoid taking Zithromax.
Aluminum- and magnesium-containing antacids should not be used together with Zithromax.
The cases of overdose with Zithromax are unknown. Please strictly follow your health care provider instructions as for the dose and duration of treatment to avoid overdose. If you suspect overdose with Zithromax, call emergency immediately.
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Administration and dosing of Zithromax
You should remember that the dose, the schedule and the duration of treatment is determined by your doctor. Each particular case may require different dosing and treatment duration. Sometimes the symptoms of your disease seem to relieve before you have finished the whole course. Please do not quit or prolong your treatment course without prior consent of your health care provider.
Azithromycin is taken orally with or without food. Our generic antibiotic is indicated for the treatment of bacterial infections, not viral. Common cold or flu shall not be cured with Zithromax.
As a common feature of all antibiotics, Zithromax may cause diarrhea. This symptom usually disappears as soon as you quitted the drug. Nevertheless, cases have been registered when watery and bloody diarrhea troubles a patient long after the treatment with antibiotic has been finished. If this happens, immediately consult your physician.
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Pregnancy, lactation, pediatric and geriatric use of Zithromax
Our generic antibiotic has FDA pregnancy category B. There is no information if it penetrates into the mother’s milk or if it can harm the fetus. Inform your doctor if you are planning pregnancy during the course of treatment with Zithromax.
Zithromax is not used in children under 6 months of age.
In geriatric patients with normal renal and hepatic function the dose correction is generally not required. Still, attention should be paid to the heart rhythm while using the medicine.
The given above information is not exhaustive. Full information can be found in the leaflet, provided with the drug, and at your doctor.