Drug Class: What is Azithromycin and why is it prescribed?
Drug Mechanism: How does Azithromycin work?
Dosage: How should you take Azithromycin?
Possible food and drug interactions when taking Azithromycin
Special information on Azithromycin
Azithromycin side effects
|Drug Class: What is Azithromycin and why is it prescribed?|
Azithromycin 500 mg is a semi-synthetic macrolide antibiotic related to
|Drug Mechanism: How does Azithromycin work?|
Azithromycin 500 mg is effective against a wide variety of bacteria organisms such
as Hemophilus influenzae, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Staphylococcus
aureus, and mycobacterium avium, and many others.
|Dosage: How should you take Azithromycin?|
Take Azithromycin 500 mg capsules at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal. Azithromycin 500 mg tablets and oral suspension can be taken with or without food. Do not take any form with an antacid that contains aluminum or magnesium, such as Di-Gel, Gelusil, Maalox, and others.
If you are using single-dose packets of Azithromycin 500 mg powder for oral suspension, mix the entire contents of each packet with 2 ounces of water, drink immediately, then add an additional 2 ounces of water, mix again, and drink
|Possible food and drug interactions when taking Azithromycin|
Do not take Azithromycin 500 mg with antacids containing aluminum or magnesium, such
as Maalox and Mylanta.
|Special information on Azithromycin|
Special information if you are pregnant or breastfeeding: If you are pregnant
or plan to become pregnant, inform your doctor immediately. You should take
Azithromycin 500 mg during pregnancy only if it is clearly needed.
|Azithromycin side effects|
| Side effects of Azithromycin 500 mg cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change
in intensity, inform your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine
if it is safe for you to continue taking Azithromycin.
More common side effects of Azithromycin 500 mg May include, abdominal pain, diarrhea or loose stools, nausea or vomiting.
Less common side effects of Azithromycin 500 mg May include blood in the stools, chest pain, dizziness, drowsiness, fatigue,
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