What is Zithromax?
Zithromax is an anti bacterial medicine that is used to treat infections caused by different types of bacteria. The various types of infections that are treated with this medication are infections in the respiratory tract, skin and ear infections and sexually transmitted diseases. It acts as an remedy for tonsillitis, middle ear infection and strep throat in children.
How does it work?
The drug functions by obstructing the growth of bacteria from happening in the system. It is not that effective while fighting with cold, flu and other viral infections. The drug is praiseworthy as it even fights the infections in people having HIV. The drug works by preventing the protein that the bacteria consumes and produces in the body. Without this protein, the bacteria cannot survive and thrive. Once the protein is topped from being produces the thriving and replicating of the bacteria is automatically stopped.
How should Zithromax be used?
This drug should be avoided by people who are allergic by nature especially to azithromycin or similar medicines. Also patients with jaundice history should avoid taking this medication. There are other medicines that might interact with the medication. This includes vitamin and herbal products. A new medication should never be started without consulting the doctor before hand. No anti acids should be taken before or after the consumption of Zithromax. To ensure safety of the consumption of this medicine, doctor should be consulted regarding the medical conditions such as kidney or liver disease, heart disorder and qt syndrome which is an inborn heart condition.
What are the side effects?
There are various side effects of this drug whose effect can be reduced by proper intake of the drug with medical assistance. These effects include diarrhea which might be watery or bloody; uneven heartbeats; pain in the chest, nauseatic feeling, low fever, loss of appetite, stools of clay color, jaundice which is generally marked by the entire skin becoming yellow; severe skin reactions, fever, pain in the stomach, sore throat, swelling in the tongue and face, burning sensation in the eyes, pain in the skin followed by a red skin rash that spreads in the face or upper part of the body causing blistering and peeling.