What is Zithromax and What Does Zithromax Do? Zithromax (azithromycin) is a drug that belongs to a group of drugs called macrolide antibiotics. Zithromax fights bacteria in the body and is often used to treat many different types of infections caused by bacteria, such as respiratory infections, skin infections, ear infections, and sexually transmitted diseases.
How is Zithromax Administered? Patients who are taking Zithromax should follow the prescription that was given to them by their doctor. Zithromax is available in a few different forms; firstly it is available as a tablet/pill for oral use. It is can also be administered via an intravenous or as eye drops for optical use. The form of the Zithromax will depending on the type of bacterial infection(s) that the patient may or may not have.
Side Effects Associated With Zithromax Zithromax is a very reactive drug and if not taken properly then certain side effects may occur, to limit this always follow the prescription given by your doctor and contact them if anything changes.
Drugs That Effect The Taking of Zithromax Many drugs can interact with Zithromax. Below is just a partial list. Tell your doctor if you are using: - Arsenic trioxide - Theophylline - Warfarin - An antidepressant such as amitriptylline - Ergot medicine such as methysergide - Heart or blood pressure medication such as digoxin - Heart rhythm medicine such as amiodarone - HIV medicines - Medicines to treat psychiatric disorders, such as chlorpromazine - Migraine headache medicine such as Sumatriptan - Narcotic medication such as methadone - A sedative or tranquilizer, such as alprazolam - Seizure medicine such as carbamazepine Doctors may not allow patients to be prescribed with Zithromax, if they are prescribed with certain drugs. Patients are required to tell their doctor about ANY medication they are taking. If a patient informs a doctor of other prescriptions, the doctor can order for a lower dosage of Zithromax if it is necessary.