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Azithromycin

Most Commonly Used
Azithromycin 500mg Tab
Greenstone Ltd
Pill Identification: G  |  3070
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Azithromycin 500mg Tab
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
Pill Identification: 93  |  7169
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Azithromycin 250mg Tab
Greenstone Ltd
Pill Identification: G  |  3060
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Azithromycin 100mg/5ml Susp
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Azithromycin 250mg Tab
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
Pill Identification: 7146  |  93
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Overview Information on Azithromycin Dihydrate
Pharmacist Tip
Do not take antacids with aluminum or magnesium, including Rolaids®, Mylanta®, Maalox®, and Pepcid® Complete®, within two hours of taking azithromycin. They can make azithromycin less effective.     
Azithromycin is an antibiotic used to treat mild to moderate infections. Azithromycin works by interfering with the ability of bacteria to make the proteins they need to multiply. Doctors prescribe azithromycin to both adults and children.

Doctors prescribe azithromycin for certain infections caused by bacteria that can be treated with this antibiotic. These bacteria usually invade part of the respiratory tract, skin, ears, eyes, or reproductive system. Infections that may be treated with azithromycin include bronchitis, pneumonia, tonsillitis, strep throat, and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) such as chlamydia and gonorrhea.

Azithromycin may be given to women after a sexual assault to keep an STD from happening. Azithromycin does not prevent or kill the HIV/AIDS or herpes viruses.

Azithromycin is only taken when you have a bacterial infection. Azithromycin is not effective if you have a viral infection, such as colds and flu, or any fungal infections.



Clinical Review by Jodi Grimm, RPh and Ann Ciemnoczolowski, MS, ELS on May 15, 2013
Azithromycin is an antibiotic used to treat mild to moderate infections. Azithromycin works by interfering with the ability of bacteria to make the proteins they need to multiply. Doctors prescribe azithromycin to both adults and children.

Doctors prescribe azithromycin for certain infections caused by bacteria that can be treated with this antibiotic. These bacteria usually invade part of the respiratory tract, skin, ears, eyes, or reproductive system. Infections that may be treated with azithromycin include bronchitis, pneumonia, tonsillitis, strep throat, and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) such as chlamydia and gonorrhea.

Azithromycin may be given to women after a sexual assault to keep an STD from happening. Azithromycin does not prevent or kill the HIV/AIDS or herpes viruses.

Azithromycin is only taken when you have a bacterial infection. Azithromycin is not effective if you have a viral infection, such as colds and flu, or any fungal infections.



Clinical Review by Jodi Grimm, RPh and Ann Ciemnoczolowski, MS, ELS on May 15, 2013