Zithromax (also known as azithromycin) is a bacteria fighting antibiotic. It is a solution to a variety of bacteria-caused infections, among them being: skin infections, sexually transmitted infections, respiratory infections and ear infections.
Who should not use Zithromax
Patients who have ever experienced liver complications or jaundice due to azithromycin use should refrain from this medication.
Make sure not to use Zithromax if you are allergic to azithromycin components or drugs with similar properties such as telithromycin, clarithromycin and erythromycin. Let your doctor examine you or be aware of your health status if you have any kidney disease, liver problem, heart disorder, Long QT syndrome or myasthenia gravis.
Pregnant women should also inform their doctors about their status. It’s not yet clear whether azithromycin can be transferred to the baby through breast milk. Be sure to notify the specialist in charge of your treatment if you are breastfeeding to be on a safe side- the medicine can be harmful to children with less than six months.
Older adults under this prescription may have heart rhythm side effect; that is a fast heart rate which is life-threatening.
The dose should be taken as per your doctor’s instruction. You may also opt for directions provided in the prescription tag. Be keen not to consume this remedy in small or large amounts or rather longer than the recommended period. You should also know that not every infection is treated with the same dosage.
The direction of use involves adding a single packet dose to 2 ounces of water. Stir to make a solution and drink it immediately. After finishing, add a little water and drink to make sure all the drug elements are ingested.
It’s important not to skip any dose even if the infections’ symptoms tend to disappear. The risk involved in skipping a dose is contracting an infection that might be resistant to antibiotics. Also, be aware that viral infections such as flu or common cold cannot be treated by this cure.
Normal side effects to be expected include: dizziness, stomach upset, vaginal discharge or itchiness and diarrhea among others.
Seek medical attention if you experience any of these symptoms; blood stained or watery diarrhea, severe dizziness, chest pain with headache, fainting, severe skin itching, nausea, appetite loss, jaundice, fast heart beats, dark urine, stool with a clay color or any other abnormal serious case.
Storage and handling
Favorable storage environment is at a room temperature free from heat and moisture. Unused medicine should be disposed after ten days.
Online prices in Australia
Dosages are available in 250mg and 500mg packages. For 250 mg, the price ranges from $1.00-$1.50 while 500mg goes for $1.30-$2.00. It all depends on the number of pills in a pack; the price per pill decreases with an increase of pills in a packet.
Zithromax is a reliable medication that is very efficient in the treatment of bacterial infections. Visit your doctor in Australia to get the right dosage and quantity required for your treatment purposes.
General Practitioner. I worked in hospitals in Melbourne and Sydney.