Generic Zithromax

Zithromax Effects and Usage

Pliva's Azithromycin - Zithromax

What kind of medication is Zithromax?

Zithromax is a brand name of Azithromycin It is an antibiotic used to treat certain mild to moderate skin infections, respiratory tract infections (including pneumonia and tonsillitis), sexually transmitted infections of the cervix or urinary tract, middle ear infection, and strep throat (pharyngitis). Like other antibacterial drugs, it does not work for common cold, flu, or other viral infections.

When distributed by Pliva Pharmaceuticals, Inc., generic Zithromax (Azithromycin) is available on the market as Pliva 787 250 mg, Pliva 788 500 mg and Pliva 789 600 mg pills.

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What are possible side effects of using Zithromax?

Adverse reactions are rare, but they are rather serious and may include:

  • abdominal pain
  • diarrhea
  • nausea or vomiting
  • In more serious cases, Zithromax may cause allergic like reactions than include:

  • swelling of the face, lips, and neck
  • difficulty swallowing and breathing
  • skin rash

  • What is the recommended dose of Zithromax?

  • 250 mg or 500 mg daily 1 to four times a day during a period of three to five days. The maximum daily dose must not exceed 2000 mg of Zithromax. For treatment of sexually transmitted infections of the cervix and urinary tract, a single large dose of Zithromax is administered. For treatment of skin and respriratory tract infections, multiple smaller doses are normally used. The medication is taken 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal.

  • When should Zithromax be avoided?

    Zithromax should not be used

  • in patients allergic to Zithromax and similar antibiotics, such as erythromycin (E-Mycin, Eryc)

  • Zithromax should be used with caution in patients with:

  • liver disease

  • Zithromax should not be be combined with:

  • antacids containing aluminum or magnesium

  • Zithromax should be taken with caution when combined with:

  • Cyclosporine (Restasis)
  • Digoxin (Lanoxin)
  • Ergot-containing drugs, including certain migraine medications
  • Hexobarbital
  • Nelfinavir (Viracept)
  • Phenytoin (Dilantin)
  • Warfarin (Coumadin)