Zithromax (Azithromycin) is a macrolide antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections. Generic Zithromax is one of the world's most commonly prescribed antibiotics due to its long-lasting effects.
Generic Zithromax may also marketed as: Azenil, Azithromycin, Hemomycin, Zmax.
*Zithromax® is a registered trademark of Pfizer.
Generic Zithromax (azithromycin) belongs to a group of drugs called macrolide antibiotics. Generic Zithromax fights bacteria in the body. Zithromax is used to treat many different types of infections caused by bacteria, such as respiratory infections, skin infections, ear infections, and sexually transmitted diseases.
Take Generic Zithromax tablets orally. Swallow tablets whole with a full glass of water. Generic Zithromax tablets can be taken with or without food. Take your doses at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. Finish the full course prescribed by your prescriber or health care professional even if you think your condition is better.
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction to Generic Zithromax: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using Generic Zithromax and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
Less serious Generic Zithromax side effects may include:
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur.
Do not take antacids that contain aluminum or magnesium within 2 hours before or after you take Generic Zithromax. This includes Acid Gone, Aldroxicon, Alternagel, Di-Gel, Gaviscon, Gelusil, Genaton, Maalox, Maldroxal, Milk of Magnesia, Mintox, Mylagen, Mylanta, Pepcid Complete, Rolaids, Rulox, and others. These antacids can make Generic Zithromax less effective when taken at the same time.
Antibiotic medicines can cause diarrhea, which may be a sign of a new infection. If you have diarrhea that is watery or bloody, stop taking Zithromax and call your doctor. Do not use anti-diarrhea medicine unless your doctor tells you to.
Avoid exposure to sunlight or tanning beds. Zithromax can make you sunburn more easily. Wear protective clothing and use sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher) when you are outdoors.
Many drugs can interact with Generic Zithromax. Below is just a partial list. Tell your doctor if you are using: