Zithromax® (azithromycin)

What is Zithromax generic?

Zithromax generic is an antibacterial drug fight with the bacterial infection.Zithromax generic helps in treatment of removing infections happened by bacteria including skin infections, respiratory problem,ear infections and any sexually transmitted diseases.Zithromax generic might have more usage that are not in this medical guide.

Important information

If you have suffered from any liver problem or jaundice by taking its component named as azithromycin than you should avoid Zithromax generic

Before taking this medicine

Zithromax generic must be avoided if you are allergic to its ingredient called azithromycin or other related drugs such as telithromycin, clarithromycin or erythromycin

To make sure Zithromax generic is harmless for you, inform your healthcare provider if you have:

  • liver or kidneydisease;
  • myasthenia gravis;
  • a history of Long QT syndrome.
  • a heart rhythm disorder; or

according to FDA pregnancy category B, Zithromax generic is not harmful to the fetus. Inform your physician if you are in gestation period or planning to get pregnant during the course.It is not yet revealed that azithromycin passed into the human milk or harm the feeding baby. Inform your physician if you are on breast-fedZithromax generic is not for toddlers who are below to 6 monthsYounger people might received side effects such as heart rhythm or pounding heartbeats.

Zithromax generic side effects

Below are few serious side effects of Zithromax generic, if you find any of the signs, stop the medication and consult your doctor fast:

  • Difficulty in breathing, hives, dizziness
  • Swelling on face, mouth, lips or tongue etc
  • Yellow eyes or skin
  • Dark urine
  • Numbness in hands or feet,
  • Seizures
  • Abnormal behavior
  • Stomach pain, headache

Some less negative effects are:

  • Loss of appetite
  • Fatigueness or weakness
  • Diarrhea i.e watery or bloody stools
  • Unusual taste in mouth or excessive salivation
  • Vaginal bleeding

We may have not written all the side effects of Zithromax generic. If you are facing something else do consult your health care provider for more information.

What other drugs will affect Zithromax generic?

Other drugs might interact with Zithromax generic, inform your doctor about such drugs before taking the treatment of Zithromax generic. These drugs are:

  • droperidol;
  • nelfinavir;
  • methadone;
  • another antibiotic–clarithromycin, moxifloxacin, pentamidine;erythromycin,
  • a blood thinner (Coumadinwarfarin,);
  • cancer medicine—
  • an antidepressant–escitalopram;citalopram,
  • anti-malaria medication–, halofantrine;chloroquine
  • heart rhythm medicine–, disopyramide, flecainide, dofetilide, procainamide, ibutilide, , quinidine, amiodaronesotalol; or
  • medicine to treat a psychiatric disorder

The list is not yet completed and other medicines may interact with Zithromax generic. Few over the counter drugs, vitamins or herbal medicines may also interact with Zithromax generic as well

What happens if I miss a dose?

Always take the drug on time and as prescribed by your doctor. If in case you missed a dose, consume it as soon as you remind it but if it is a time for your next dosage, do not overdose it

What happens if I overdose?

In case you overdose yourself with Zithromax generic then call your doctor for medical assistance. Besides, you can also report about the same at the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222 FREE.

What should I avoid?

Before or after taking Zithromax generic avoid consuming antacids that have aluminium or magnesium within 2 hours. such medicines named as Acid Gone, Aldroxicon, Gaviscon, Gelusil,Alternagel, Di-Gel, , Genaton, Maalox, Maldroxal, Milk of Magnesia, Rolaids, Rulox, Mintox, Mylagen, Mylanta, Pepcid Complete, and others. If taken same time, it may lessens the good effects of Zithromax genericWhen taking antibiotics, problem of diarrhea may arise which might be a sign of new infection. If you are facing bloody or loose stools, stop consuming Zithromax generic and inform your doctor before taking any drug for diarrhea.Avoid contact to sunlight or tanning beds. Zithromax generic can cause sunburn easily. Wear protecting clothing and use sunblock (SPF 30 or higher) when you are outside.

How should I take Zithromax generic?

Zithromax generic should be taken only after doctor’s recommendation. Follow all the rules as prescribed by your doctor or mentioned on the label. Never change the dosage of the drug according to your convenience or also never stop the medicine in between the treatment as it might not remove the bacterial infection and reoccur again.Zithromax generic powder suspension should be taken carefully. Open the sachet and dispense the drug into the glass with 2 ounces of water. Mix it and drink the whole, even add little more water into the same glass and drink it and  do not save the oral mixture for later use.

Zithromax generic is also available in oral suspension. Shake the bottle before use and measure the dosage of the drug as prescribed by your doctor with the measuring cup provided with the medicine. If you do not receive the measuring cup, ask your pharmacist for one.Always take the Zithromax generic dosage as recommended by the doctor as the drug is used for the bacterial infection which might reoccur if you do not take the dosage completely. Skip of any dosage may risk of occurrence of infection.Keep the medicine at cool place away from moisture and heat. Throw the unused oral drug after 10 daysZithromax generic is a treatment of bacterial infection not for viral infection such as flu or cold.

Reviews for Azithromycin

For Bronchitis: I went to a baseball game and was severely chilled. Thought I had a bad cold/ allergies which turned into a bronchial infection. After 48 hours of continual coughing, I called the dr. The on call physician prescribed the Z-pack. It’s been 8 hours and I’m feeling much better. I’ve got thyroditis and cannot take decongestants and over the counter medicines. While I know we try to not take antibiotics in order to avoid resistance, I think it is worth getting an antibiotic instead of allowing your resistance to get so low that recovery will take longer and weaken your system.

For Bronchitis: I was suffering from bronchitis but I didn’t know about it. I thought it’s a common cold and took regular medicines for it. My temperature was moving up day by day to 101.7. had a worst cough and cold, was shivering a lot. I felt very restless, no medicine was working good. Called my doctor and took appointment. He suggested Z-pack. Effects shown after 4 hours, my symptoms was approving though I felt good after 2nd day when my cough and sneazing problem resolved. Very little side effects suffered but not such issues.

For Sinusitis: first time I am opting a 6 tablet pack. I got treated with azithromycin for my sinus infection and the result was really great. I was completely out of touch with the world because of sinus infection. After few weeks, the hallucinations started because I couldn’t breathe and sleep well. I visited to my doctor and he suggested me a Zithromax generic. After first dose, I felt good but applause after 4th day when I get my sleep back. It is good to sleep well. Though its side effects really not accepted such as loose tools, dizziness, etc but they are nothing in front of the infection.