Zithromax is an acid-resistant antibiotic from the group of macrolides and works effectively than Erythromycin and has less side effects. An antimicrobial activity is conditioned by the action of the active ingredient Azithromycin. This ingredient provides a bacteriostatic action on pathogenic flora and prevents a development of an infection.
A production of protein required for growth and replication of bacteria is terminated in the microbial cell due to the bacteriostatic action. Due to the absent nutrition ingredients, the pathogenic organisms lose an ability to replicate and an infection does not develop. But if this effect is not enough, and the symptoms of infection are not gone, a patient is given a high dose of Zithromax, and a bactericidal action on bacteria cell happens. A cellular structure is completely destroyed and microorganisms completely die.
Zithromax antibiotic is prescribed in the treatment of many infectious diseases: pneumonia, bronchitis, sinusitis, otitis, pharyngitis, impetigo, infected dermatoses, urethritis, cystitis, pyelonephritis, and others. Diseases of the stomach and duodenum associated with Helicobacter pylori are also well treated with the help of Zithromax in the combined therapy.
Zithromax affects a pathogenic flora and does not affect useful bacteria, so that it does not cause dysbiosis and other side effects peculiar for most antibiotics.
Zithromax pills should be used between meals: 1 hour before meals, or in 2 hours after meals. Stick to this recommendation. Using the pills during meals, a bioavailability of Azithromycin drops, and so does the efficiency of this pill.
Adults and children with the body weight more than 45 kg are prescribed Zithromax in the dose of 500 mg 3 times per day. If an infection is chronic and is not treatable by this dose, it is allowed to increase a dose up to 750-1000 mg 3 times per day. But there are diseases such as uncomplicated urethritis/cervicitis when it is enough to take 1000 mg of Zithromax once.
So, it will be better if the treatment is prescribed by a doctor in accordance with a patient’s clinical chart and basic symptoms of the disease.
- If a patient has had allergy to erythromycin or any medicine from the group of macrolides, the use of Zithromax is not recommended
- Zithromax may be used during pregnancy only if other antibiotics cause an allergy or are dangerous for fetus than Azithromycin
- In case of the uncontrolled or severe arrhythmia, do not use this antibiotic to treat infections
- If a woman is breast-feeding, stop the breast-feeding during the treatment and use baby formula
An overdose manifests itself as a severe vomiting, temporal hearing loss, diarrhea, and confusion. These symptoms mean that you should go to a doctor. But there are other complications that may happen during an overdose. They are often related to the dysfunction of liver and cardiovascular system. Therefore a patient has to take tests and check the functions of these organs.