FDA Approved: November 14, 2005
Pharm Company: TEVA
Category: Antibiotics

Azithromycin Overview

Azithromycin is an antibiotic useful for the treatment of bacterial infections. It is an azalide, a subclass of macrolide antibiotic. It is derived from erythromycin, with a methyl-substituted nitrogen atom incorporated into the lactone ring, thus making the lactone ring 15-membered. Azithromycin is somewhat more potent against certain bacterial species than erythromycin, but its widespread popularity arises primarily from its slow elimination from the body, which allows many infections to be...

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samitrogen usage (Azithromycin)
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Thinking I have an abscessed tooth. I have samitrogen on hand purchased in Mexico. Sell by date is Sep 2014. Are these still safe to take? ## Hello Sam! How are you? Unfortunately, I am not sure. Mexico does not regulate their medications like the U.S., so I don't know if that is an expiration date, or if it is still effective for awhile after that. It would be best to see your dentist, so he can prescribe an antibiotic for you, if one is required. Additionally, even after taking an antibiotic, you'll need to have the underlying cause of the infection treated, or it will keep returning. The FDA lists the typical side effects to antibiotics as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, non-allergic skin rash and dehydration. Does anyone know how the expirations work in Mexico?
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azitromicina dosage 500 mg
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I have 6 pills in sealed container. I believe it's for 5 days. What is the recommended dosage? ## I want to know the dosage of AZITROMICINA. I have 6 capsules of 500 mgs. Please reply asap. thank you, kindly. ## Azithromycin is an antibiotic used to treat various types of infections. Before using it, you should see a doctor to confirm that you have an infection. If you use it and you do not, you run the risk of developing antibiotic resistant bacteria. The normal dosage is 2 tablets on the first day, then one tablet on days 2 to 5. Common side effects may include: nausea, drowsiness, skin rash and diarrhea. You can read more on the medication here: Have you consulted a doctor, yet? ## Can you take azitromicina 500 mg if your on warafin? ## THERE ARE THREE 500 MG. TABLETS IN THE PACK...
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what mg
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Can my 87 lbs son take a course of 500mg pills of azitromicina? ## Hello, Pamela! How are you? Has it been prescribed for him? Azithromycin is an antibiotic that is used to treat or prevent bacterial infections. How old is your son? 500mgs is usually the standard dose, though sometimes only a 250mg dosage is used, depending on the type of infection and severity. The FDA lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, non-allergic skin rash and diarrhea.
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saf kit how to use
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I shall be very much glad if you will please let me know actually which patient or for which deceases "Saf Kit" is prescribed by a doctor, since the kit contains three different drugs "Azithromycin, Fluconazole,Secnidazole" for a single person to consume in a day. ## is this saf kit is for men or women ## Hello sir/madam how to take the dosage of Two "Saf Kit" is prescribed by a doctor for two days, since the kit contains three different drugs "Azithromycin, Fluconazole,Secnidazole" To my wife who is breast feeding to one month baby,the kit contains 4 tablets and she has been prescribed for white discharge. Thank you
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z mycin
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in which symptoms or problems that can be applied Z Mycin and how much workfull it for patients ## what is the the cause of headach ## Hello, Roshni! How are you? This medication contains the active ingredient Azithromycin, which is an antibiotic that's used to treat bacterial infections. Side effects may include nausea, dizziness, non-allergic skin rash and diarrhea. Habivo, how bad is the headache? How long have you had it? Do you take any medications? Do you have any medical conditions? ## I just want to ask if Z- Mycin and Zithromax medicine is the same? ## hi, we are planning for ICSI on next month and the doctor prescribed us Z-Mycin for both of us and Primolut nor for my wife. may i know for what purpose its prescribed?? regards, Binesh
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craztronin azitromicin tabs 500mg
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white 3 tabs 500mg what is it used for ## Craztronin--what is it usually prescribed for ## The active ingredient is Azithromycin, an antibiotic used to treat various types of infections. Some of the most common side effects include: nausea, drowsiness, diarrhea and skin rash. ## coughing and sinus drainage...Is this prescription of Craztronin Azitromicina okay, 3 tablets in package do I take one a day or what is the correct doseage? ## Since you don't seem to have any info on it and I have access to a box, I thought you might need this too. text from box: Dosis: la que el medico senale. Via de administracion: Oral. Su venta requiere receta medica. No se deje al alcance de los ninos. No se administre durante el embarazo ni la lactancia. Conservese a temperatura ambiente a no mas de 3...
Updated 3 months ago.
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Hi.. I went to the clinic because my vigina was itchy and i started developing pimples and the cracks... and then when I got to the clinic the doctor didn't check me he just said I have an STI and he gave me 2 tablets of Austell-Azithromycin and i drank them while I was at the clinic and he also gave me Doxytet to drink at home and he also said I should stop drinking and eating diary products... Any advise??
Updated 3 months ago.
z pack purchased in mexico
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I was wondering whether I could take these pills for a sinus infection? ## Hello, Yvonne! How are you? As listed by the FDA, this contains the antibiotic Azithromycin, which is used to treat various types of bacterial infections. Typical side effects may possibly include nausea, dizziness, headache, non-allergic skin rash and diarrhea. However, you shouldn't take it, unless your doctor has confirmed the presence of an infection, because taking it improperly creates the risk of your developing antibiotic resistant bacteria. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 4 months ago.
sinuses infection is this drug good for that
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I am getting a bad cold by the feel of it. Is azitromicina good for that and if so how would I take it Dosage I also have bad sinus infection probably chronic would it also work for that? Thanks Yvonne ## The drug I want to take is call a Z pack I purchaed it in Mexico ## Hello, Yvonne! How are you? This is listed by the FDA as containing the antibiotic Azithromycin, which is used to treat bacterial infections. Typical side effects are listed as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, non-allergic skin rash and diarrhea. It will only treat bacterial infections, so it could help, if you have a sinus infection, but it will not do anything to treat a cold, since they are caused by viruses. Taking it inappropriately creates the risk of your developing antibiotic resistant bacteria, ...
Updated 4 months ago.
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Im taking azithromycin 250 mg 5 day dose for broncitis and is it also safe to take benadryl with it? ## Hi Dana, Sorry to hear about the bronchitis. According to's drug interaction checker, there are no interactions listed between azithromycin and benadryl (diphenhydramine). I found this to be the case on other webpages as well, which this leads me to believe that it should be fine to take the two together, provided that your doctor gives you the ok. I hope this info helps! And feel better soon!
Updated 4 months ago.

Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

  • Capsule: 250mg
  • For Suspension: 100mg/5ml, 1gm/packet, 200mg/5ml
  • For Suspension, Extended Release: 2gm/bot
  • Injection: 2.5gm/vial, 500mg, 500mg/vial
  • Powder for Reconstitution: 100mg/5ml, 1g, 200mg/5ml
  • Solution: 1%
  • Solution/drops: 1%
  • Tablet: 250mg, 500mg, 600mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

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