Being an effective antibiotic from the macrolide class Zithromax is commonly used to fight a great number of bacterial infections nowadays. However, Zithromax is useless to treat diseases which reason is viruses. Before you start treatment, it is necessary to consult the doctor and take into account that uncontrolled treatment with antibiotics may lead to a reduction of their effectiveness.
Without affecting the synthesis of nucleic acids, Zithromax focuses on phagocytes and fibroblasts. It is necessary to use this drug orally as it is available in the form of film coated tablets, capsules and liquid suspension of the following dosages: 250, 500 and 600 mg.
To buy Zithromax go to official pharmacy please.
What should you know about Zithromax before using it?
Zithromax consists of:
- azithromycin dehydrate,
- calcium phosphate,
- magnesium stearate,
- croscarmellose sodium,
It refers to the macrolide antibiotics and known under one more name- azithromycin. If your child has some infection, then there is no better drug than antibiotic Zithromax for children’s fight against infection, especially if your kid has an allergic reaction to penicillin. One of the benefits of Zithromax is that it is possible to take it any time despite the time when you have had food as it can’t influence its effectiveness. The other advantage is its cost. In comparison with similar drugs, this one is very reasonably priced.
When is Zithromax prescribed?
Zithromax is usually prescribed when a patient experiences the following health problems:
- to treat bacterial lesions of the skin and ears,
- respiratory infections,
- sexually transmitted infections. Note that Zithromax is not used for viral infections.
Even if you have found your diagnose among the listed health problems, it is recommended not to start treating it with Zithromax without the prescription of your healthcare specialist.
Rules of using Zithromax for infection treatment
Shake the drug before its use in order to ensure the presence of the homogeneity of Zithromax taken orally not more than once a day not depending on having meals. However, if you have some stomachache, then it is better to use Zithromax together with food. As for the dosage, it is recommended to follow the prescriptions of the doctor as the dose may vary due to the severity of the health condition of the patient. If the patient is a child, then the dose should be chosen taking into account the main criteria for prescribing this drug- weight of a child. The duration of the intake will depend on the doctor’s instructions but usually not less than 5 days as to be effective and to maintain good effect any antibiotic should be taken the full course about 5-10 days. It refers to situations when you feel better in two days, for example, you shouldn’t stop taking the drug if it seems that it has already helped you because in case you do so the infection will remain in your organism and will appear again in some time. Disease recurrence is a common situation when people think that taking antibiotics is too harmful and hurry to stop using them without waiting till the end of the course. If you have any doubts concerning Zithromax use, it is better to consult your doctor.
What are the possible side effects?
Be careful reading the instruction before using Zithromax as sometimes it is able to become a reason of the following adverse effects listed below:
- a yellow tinge of skin color and the whites of the eyes.
- nausea and vomiting,
- problems with hearing.
All mentioned side effects occur very rarely, however, if you notice at least one of them, don’t hesitate to see your doctor and inform about the unwanted conditions caused by Zithromax use.
The doctor should warn you that such side effects as diarrhea and abdominal pain are normal lasting one more week even after you stop taking the drug because of the bacterial resistance to Zithromax. In case you have been unlucky to experience the mentioned effects, don’t stay at home as you need to spend some time in the hospital having special medical help not to make your overall condition worse.
Don’t forget that the antibiotic can’t be used for a long period of time due to its ability to cause unpleasant oral or vaginal infection.
If you take this drug and notice the appearance of white patches on the oral mucosa, changes in vaginal discharge, allergic reactions in the form of a rash, swelling, or difficulty while breathing, you need immediate medical help.
As a result, the treatment with the help of Zithromax is going to be stopped.
What are the contraindications to take Zithromax?
Check out if you have the health condition, which is able to prevent you from using the drug:
- kidneys and liver diseases,
- pregnancy or lactation,
- heart diseases.
If you have been prescribed Zithromax, it means that your doctor had assessed your condition and thinks that this treatment can provide you with the greater number of benefits than negative effects.
How to use Zithromax for kids
If you are going to use antibiotic Zithromax for children, be careful and keep in mind the following things:
- Don’t combine other drugs taken by your child with some other medications without getting a consultation of your pediatrician as sometimes combination of certain drugs may lead to serious side effects.
- It is recommended to see your doctor immediately if a child has an allergic reaction to the antibiotic. Maybe the doctor will decide to change the dose taken or choose another drug.
- Warn the doctor not to prescribe Zithromax if you know that your child has high sensitivity to macrolide antibiotics.
Which side effects Zithromax can cause in children?
The recommended course for kids is 5 days. During this period some children may experience the following side effects: diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, abdominal pain, rash. In case, you notice at least one of them, call your doctor as the most common situation, when adverse effects happen, is an overdose of an antibiotic.