About "Azithromycin"

Azithromycin is an antibiotic used to treat infections of the ear and throat, pneumonia, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and traveler's diarrhea. It works by preventing the bacteria from multiplying. Vomiting, stomach pain, and diarrhea are the common side effects of this medicine.

Related Terms: Benzoyl Peroxide, Amoxicillin, Doxycycline, Fever, Acne, Cough, Upper Respiratory Tract Infection

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Azithromycin Tablet
Article Overview: 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.  Read Article »
Dr. Divya Banu M

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: It i ...  Read Article »
Does Azithromycin work the same as Amoxicillin Clavulanate tablet?
Query: Hello doctor, Does (Inozith-250) Azithromycin work the same as (Clavu-nova 625) Amoxicillin and Clavulanate Potassium Tablet USP? I am using to treat a back/chest problem I had two years back which the doctor prescribed Inozith-250 for me. I used the same drug when I had a similar problem and I am ...  Read Full »
Dr. Amritagarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to No, Azithromycin and Amoxicillin plus Clavulanate potassium work via different mechanisms. Azithromycin is an antibiotic useful for the treatment of a number of bacterial infections. Azithromycin is a type of macrolide antibiotic. It works by decreasing the productio...  Read Full »
Shall I take Azithromycin for chest congestion and cold?
Query: Hello doctor, I am 38 years old and I weigh 55 kg. l am having chest congestion and cold. The doctor prescribed me Azithromycin 500 mg for three days and Levocetirizine. I am asthmatic. I am also taking Foracort 400 twice a day whenever I have a breathing problem. My symptoms are not impr...  Read Full »
Dr. Abaranam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As you have started on antibiotics, I suggest you take it for three days. For your asthma problem, you need to assess the level of airway diseases that can be done by pulmonary function test with reversibility. According to that, we have to adjust the dose of medic...  Read Full »
What are the side effects of taking levofloxacin and azithromycin tablets?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 19 year old male and I weigh 46 kg. Over the last seven months, I am suffering from fever along with chest and back pain. I also have body ache and little blocked nose but not runny nose. The mucus keeps coming out from my mouth. I have headache and I feel very tired. My stool is ...  Read Full »
Dr. Vivek Chail
General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read through your query in detail. Please find my observations below. It is right that tablet Azithromycin might cause heart disorder like increased abnormal rhythm and this is seen usually in the elderly age group. At 19 years of age and if you have no known cardi...  Read Full »
Azithromycin Dose for a child during fever
Query: Hello doctor, I have a 6-year-old son and he weighs 18 kg. He has a tonsils infection. He has a high fever and I am giving him Meftal P every eight hours and Paracetamol three times daily after food as per prescription. Also, the doctor prescribed Azithromycin 200 mg syrup for him. But, from the me...  Read Full »
Dr. Prashant Kumar Singh
Child Health Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Azithromycin dose for children is 10 mg per kg single dose per day for three days. So, you can give a total of 180 to 200 mg per day that is 3 mL of 60 mg/mL syrup once daily for three days. I would suggest you go for Amoxyclav (Amoxicillin and Clavulanic Acid) tha...  Read Full »
Azithromycin to prevent an abscess
Query: Hello doctor, To avoid an abscess, can I take an antibiotic like Azithromycin? If not, please suggest which one I can take?  Read Full »
Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Azithromycin is not recommended for skin and soft tissue infections. Generally, a combination of Amoxicillin and Clavulanate twice daily is used. However, unless you have a skin infection you should not use it. It is used for a treatment and not for prevention. Regards...  Read Full »
Completed a course of Azithromycin but no relief. What can be done?
Query: Hello doctor, I have had a throat infection with mild coughing and no sneezing and fever. I took Azithromycin 250 mg twice a day for four days and stopped. After three to four days, it came back again. Kindly advise me on the medicine.  Read Full »
Dr. Mehak Agarwal
ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to For how many days have you taken Azithromycin? It should be taken for five to seven days. Do have pain in the throat or itching or both? Do you have any acidity? Acidity is the most common cause of recurrent throat infection. Also, can you send a picture of your throa...  Read Full »
Which drug works better for throat infection,Augmentin or Azithromycin?
Query: Hello doctor, Which drug works better for throat infection, Augmentin or Azithromycin?  Read Full »
Dr. Amolkumar W Diwan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to We usually do not care about throat infection when it is mild and then it gets worsened and causes undue discomfort. Regarding choice of appropriate antibiotic, it is very important to know your history. It includes previous use of recent antibiotic, presence of fever, ...  Read Full »
Can Unwanted 72 be used if there was no intercourse?
Query: Hello doctor,One day ago, my partner and I had sex. And the next morning she takes Azithral 500 mg. Will this affect her pregnancy? When do the female egg and male sperm actually connect with each other?  Read Full »
Dr. Sameer Kumar
Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Azithral (Azithromycin) is safe during pregnancy and is a category-B drug. So, it is not going to harm in any way. Moreover, after intercourse, the sperms usually take 24 hours to fertilize the egg in the fallopian tube if it has already been released. The life of th...  Read Full »
I have throat pain. What do I do?
Query: Hi, My age is 29 years. Yesterday I drank ice cold water in the afternoon. Since today morning I am feeling pain in the throat, body pain and laziness. Please suggest medicine for the same.  Read Full »
Dr. Sugandh Garg
Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Start tablet Azithromycin 500mg once a day for three days after meals. Take tablet Paracetamol 500mg thrice daily for the pain relief. Drink plenty of water.Drink warm liquids. Gargle with warm salt water twice a day.Avoid cold, sour, junk, fried, oily, fatty foods a...  Read Full »


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