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Azithromycin Tablet

Published on Jan 23, 2019 and last reviewed on Apr 25, 2019   -  3 min read

Abstract

Abstract

Drugs (medicines) are a boon to the recent era of various diseases. Some are so commonly prescribed and even sold over-the-counter in various places. Hence, detailed knowledge about the medicine you take is necessary to avoid any unwanted reaction. One such drug is Azithromycin.

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Drugs (medicines) are a boon to the recent era of various diseases. Some are so commonly prescribed and even sold over-the-counter in various places. Hence, detailed knowledge about the medicine you take is necessary to avoid any unwanted reaction. One such drug is Azithromycin.

Introduction:

Uses:

It is used to treat various infections such as:

Azithromycin Interactions:

A drug can interact with any other medicine that you are taking and show some unwanted effects or desired effect will be diminished. Azithromycin can interact with various medications, vitamins or any herbal medication you are taking and hence, it is advisable to discuss with your doctor about the drug details before taking it.

Some medicines can cause serious interactions and may need medical attention, like:

Consumption of this drug with mild alcohol will not show any serious side-effects but moderate to high alcohol intake may increase the side-effects.

Side-effects:

Just like every other drug, this medicine also has its own side-effects which are as follows:

These are milder forms of unwanted effects and may go within some time. There are some serious side effects that require stoppage of the medicine and immediate medical attention, and they are as follows:

Drug Warnings:

Certain conditions or diseases make it a contra-indication for the user to take this medicine as that can cause an adverse reaction. Some of them are as follows:

In case of overdose, contact the emergency medical team for immediate medical help. Inappropriate usage of this drug will lead to the development of drug resistance to the bacteria, hence should not be used without physician’s advice.

Alternatives for Azithromycin:

In case, the drug is contraindicated for you, the doctor will prescribe you an alternative drug which can be any of the following like Amoxycillin with Clavulanic acid, Ciprofloxacin, Doxycycline, Cephalexin, Clindamycin, Levofloxacin, Sulfamethoxazole or Trimethoprim.

Although it is a very common drug prescribed with a higher safety margin, it has its own side-effects and hence, it is necessary to consult your physician before taking it. Online medical platforms have made it very easy to consult a doctor to help you with the doubts related to this drug.

 

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Dr. Arul Amuthan

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