For treating bacterial infection.
Brand Name(s): Zithromax
Generic Name: Azithromycin Pak, Azithromycin Tri-Pak, Azithromycin
You may take with food to prevent stomach upset.
Keep the medicine at room temperature. Avoid heat and direct light.
Do not take this medicine with antacids.
If you forget to take a dose on time, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, do not take the missed dose. Return to your normal schedule. Do not take 2 doses at one time.
Drug interactions can change how medicines work or increase risk for side effects. Tell your health care providers about all medicines taken. Include prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal medicines. Speak with your doctor or pharmacist before starting or stopping any medicine.
Keep using this medicine for the full number of days that it is prescribed. Do not stop the medicine even if you start to feel better.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine.
Do not use the medication any more than instructed.
Please tell your doctor if you have moderate to severe diarrhea while on this medicine. Do not treat the diarrhea with over-the-counter diarrhea medicine.
Tell the doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant, planning to be pregnant, or breastfeeding.
Do not share this medicine with anyone who has not been prescribed this medicine.
The following is a list of some common side effects from this medicine. Please speak with your doctor about what you should do if you experience these or other side effects.
- nausea and vomiting
- stomach upset or abdominal pain
- yeast infection of mouth
- vaginal itching or yeast infection
Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you notice any of these more serious side effects:
- severe, watery or bloody diarrhea
- ear problems (ringing in the ears, hearing loss)
- swelling in the neck or throat
- fast or irregular heart beats
- signs of liver damage (such as yellowing of eye or skin, dark urine, or unusual tiredness)
- muscle weakness
- red, burning, or itchy skin
- severe stomach or bowel pain
- blurring or changes of vision
- severe or persistent vomiting
A few people may have an allergic reaction to this medicine. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help quickly.
Please speak with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you have any questions about this medicine.
IMPORTANT NOTE: This document tells you briefly how to take your medicine, but it does not tell you all there is to know about it. Your doctor or pharmacist may give you other documents about your medicine. Please talk to them if you have any questions. Always follow their advice.
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