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AZITHROMYCIN is a macrolide antibiotic. AZITHROMYCIN is an important antibiotic used in the treatment of different types of infections caused by bacteria, such as respiratory infections, skin infections, ear infections, and sexually transmitted infections.

Common side-effects

• Stomach upset
• Nausea 
• Vomiting 
• Stomach pain

It is not necessary for all people to experience the above side-effects.


• Take AZITHROMYCIN with a light meal only. If it suits you can take it on empty stomach or gap of 2 hours between meals.
• Avoid heavy meals you may experience stomach upset with AZITHROMYCIN, avoid dairy and milk products. Take light, and non-spicy meals.
• Complete the full course of antibiotic do not leave it in the mid-way despite symptomatic relief.
• Keep your doctor informed if you are taking any other medication along with AZITHROMYCIN.
• Do not hesitate to contact your doctor if you are experiencing sudden onset of rashes or swelling in the face, lips, mouth, throat or entire body.


Q) How is AZITHROMYCIN helpful? A) AZITHROMYCIN helps by fighting an array of bacterial infections, and further prevents bacteria from growing. It acts by interfering with the bacterial protein synthesis and treats the following diseases. AZITHROMYCIN can be used for treating otitis media, laryngitis, bronchitis, community acquired pneumonia, Traveller’s diarrhoea, gonorrhoea, chlamydia, genital ulcers, and severe pelvic inflammatory disease.  
Q) Is AZITHROMYCIN safe to take for a long time? A) No, you are advised to take AZITHROMYCIN as long as your doctor has asked you to take it. Taking AZITHROMYCIN unnecessarily for a long period of time may make you prone to very serious fungal and bacterial infections that are more difficult to treat. 
Q) Does AZITHROMYCIN cause irregular heart rhythm? A)Yes, AZITHROMYCIN can cause irregular heart beats. You are advised to speak with your doctor before taking AZITHROMYCIN if you have or ever had any underlying heart conditions like arrhythmias (improper beating of the heart, whether irregular, too fast or too slow). Since AZITHROMYCIN might cause changes in the electrical activity of the heart thereby it may worsen your condition.  
Q) Can AZITHROMYCIN be used for malaria? A) There has been several studies conducted for intermittent preventive treatment of malaria with AZITHROMYCIN as a potential antimalarial agent. There are studies even during pregnancy with AZITHROMYCIN and chloroquine, infact the combination of azithromycin and chloroquine was found to be effective for treating malaria in adults too. However, there is no official confirmation of azithromycin-chloroquine adoption for use in intermittent preventive treatment of malaria. Do not self-medicate consult a doctor before taking it.  
Q) Does AZITHROMYCIN cure flu? A) No, antibiotics such as AZITHROMYCIN will not work for flu, or other viral infections. Using antibiotics when they are not needed may increase your risk of getting infection later that resists antibiotic treatment.  
Q) What kind of sexually transmitted diseases can AZITHROMYCIN be used for? A) AZITHROMYCIN is mainly used to treat gonorrhoea, gonococcal and chlamydial urethritis sexually transmitted diseases. 
Q) Does AZITHROMYCIN help in treating urinary tract infections? A) Yes, when prescribed by your doctor AZITHROMYCIN is helpful in treating some sexually transmitted diseases (STD) induced urinary tract infections. However, for specifically targeting Urinary tract infections your doctor may want to put you on other antibiotics drugs in combination with AZITHROMYCIN for faster and effective treatment.  
Q) Does AZITHROMYCIN treat sore throat? A) Yes, AZITHROMYCIN can be taken for sore throat. However, AZITHROMYCIN is not the first line of choice for treating strep throat. Your doctor may prescribe other antibiotics like penicillin or amoxicillin which are most often used for strep/sore throat. 
Q) Can I take vaccination while using AZITHROMYCIN? A) No, you are advised not have vaccinations/immunizations unless your doctor tells you to. This is because AZITHROMYCIN may intervene and cause live bacterial vaccines not to work.