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Azithromycin, the first member of the group of semisynthetic 15-membered macrolide antibiotics (azalides), has been used in clinical practice since 1991 and is one of the most commonly prescribed drugs in many countries around the world. Azithromycin is currently approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in adults and children over 6 months of age to treat infections caused by susceptible pathogens
The antibiotic azithromycin in Zithromax is not effective against all microorganisms that cause infectious diseases. Using an improperly selected or improperly dosed antibiotic can cause complications. Therefore, never use it yourself to treat other diseases or other people. Even in the event of new infections or re-prophylaxis, you should not use Zithromax without first consulting your doctor.
Dr. Stein AlbertPatients with known or suspected hypersensitivity (allergy) to azithromycin, erythromycin, other macrolide or ketolide antibiotics, or other components of Zithromax should not take Zithromax. Tell your doctor if you have ever responded to antibiotics with side effects or if you have not tolerated previous treatment with Zithromax well.
Dr. Alexa MelvinIf you have liver problems, you should only take Zithromax under close medical supervision. If symptoms of hepatitis (inflammation of the liver) appear, such as weakness, malaise, loss of appetite, nausea or vomiting, fatigue, yellowing of the eyes (conjunctiva) and skin, discolored stools, the doctor should be consulted immediately. Tell your doctor if you have severe persistent diarrhea during or after treatment with Zithromax. In this case, the drug should be stopped, and no drugs should be taken that suppress intestinal peristalsis (intestinal movements).
Dr. Rebecca SteffanyAnimal studies found no damage to the fetus. However, no studies have been conducted in pregnant women. The medicine enters breast milk, so Zithromax should not be used while breastfeeding or breastfeeding. As a precaution, medicines should be avoided during pregnancy and breastfeeding and Zithromax should only be taken after consultation with a doctor.