Azithromycin works by preventing bacteria growth

Azithromycin is indicated for the treatment of patients with infections caused by sensitive strains of certain microorganisms under certain conditions. Acute uncomplicated bacterial sinusitis caused by Haemophilus influenzae, Moraxella catarrhalis or Streptococcus pneumoniae. Moderate pneumonia, Haemophilus influenzae, Haemophilus parainfluenzae, Moraxella catarrhalis, Mycoplasma pneumoniae or Streptococcus pneumoniae. Tonsillitis caused by Streptococcus pyogenes as an alternative therapy in individuals who cannot use first-line therapy. Azithromycin is often effective for killing sensitive strains of Streptococcus pyogenes from the nasopharynx.

Dosage forms of Azithromycin pills

Azithromycin tablets are supplied in the form of white modified oval-coated tablets containing azithromycin dihydrate equivalent to 600 mg of azithromycin. They are packaged in vials of 30 tablets. Azithromycin tablets are supplied in vials of 30 pieces. Tablets should be stored at a temperature not exceeding 30 °C (86 °F). The most common treatment-related adverse reactions in adult patients receiving a single dose of 2 g of azithromycin were diarrhea, nausea, abdominal pain, headache and vomiting.

Important information on Azithromycin contraindications

You should not use this medicine if you have ever had liver problems caused by taking azithromycin. You should not use Azithromycin if you are allergic to it or similar drugs such as erythromycin. Tell your doctor about any medications you are taking. This includes prescription, over the counter and plant-based foods. Do not start taking a new medication without telling your doctor. Take this medicine for the entire prescribed period of time. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely gone. Skipping doses can also increase the risk of further infection resistant to antibiotics. Azithromycin does not treat a viral infection, such as influenza.