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Azithromycin is an antibiotic medication that is mainly used in the treatment of bacterial infections. It can be used to treat a number of infections as diverse as ear, nose, and throat infections, chest infections, skin infections, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and can also be used in the treatment of Lyme Disease. It can also be used as a long-term preventive treatment for people who keep getting recurring chest infections.
Azithromycin is part of a group of medicines known as macrolide antibiotics, which are commonly used to treat acute and chronic infections, and alongside Clarithromycin, Erythromycin, and Roxithromycin, Azithromycin is one of the most commonly prescribed antibiotics.
What Is Azithromycin Prescribed For?
Azithromycin is prescribed for certain bacterial infections, such as pneumonia, bronchitis, and infections of the ears, sinuses, lungs, and skin. It can also be used to treat or prevent Mycobacterium Avium Complex (MAC) infections, which is a type of lung infection that affects people with HIV. It is commonly prescribed for bacterial infections, however, it will not work for common viral infections such as colds or flu. Using antibiotics like Azithromycin when it is not needed can increase the risk of getting an infection later that will resist antibiotic treatment.
How Does Azithromycin Work?
Azithromycin works by stopping the growth of infectious bacteria in the body, therefore preventing its spread. It can be used to treat infections caused by susceptible bacteria, and Azithromycin works by binding to the 23S rRNA of the 50S ribosomal subunit of susceptible bacteria such as Mycobacterium avium, M. intracellulare, and Chlamydia trachomatis. By binding to the infection, it inhibits the bacterial protein synthesis and kills the bacteria, stopping its spread.
What Are the Side Effects of Azithromycin?
Azithromycin is an antibiotic that may result in a number of side effects. Like all medicines, Azithromycin can cause side effects, although not everyone will get them. People may experience an allergic reaction to Azithromycin, such as difficulty breathing, swelling in the throat or face and hives, or experience a skin reaction such as burning eyes, rashes, and fevers. It’s important to seek emergency medical help if any of these occur.
Additionally, there are more common side effects of Azithromycin, such as: stomach pain, diarrhea that is bloody or watery, fast heartbeats, nausea, losing your appetite, feeling dizzy, fatigue, headaches, changes to your sense of taste, vomiting, liver problems. dark urine, jaundice.
Older adults are more likely to have side effects related to the rhythm of their heart, such as a fast heart rate, which can be life-threatening. If a baby is prescribed Azithromycin, they may become more irritable or vomit while eating or nursing.
Frequently asked questions
Can you get Azithromycin over the counter?
Azithromycin is not available as an over-the-counter medication in the United States. It is a prescription drug, which means that only a doctor can prescribe it for you.
Can you get an Azithromycin prescription online?
Azithromycin is an antibiotic, and therefore, Azithromycin can only be prescribed by a medical professional. At DrHouse, we can prescribe medications like Azithromycin and many others online to treat infections.
How to take Azithromycin?
You should take Azithromycin based on the doctor’s instructions. Azithromycin is either prescribed via an oral suspension liquid or in the form of a capsule and it is usually recommended that you take your medicine at the same time every day. Typically, Azithromycin is only taken by the patient only once per day.
What to avoid while taking Azithromycin?
Azithromycin can interact directly with antacids, as these contain magnesium or aluminum. Therefore, it’s advised that anyone taking Azithromycin does not consume antacids that contain magnesium or aluminum within 2 hours before or after taking the medication.
You will need to avoid other drugs that can cause QT prolongation, which occurs when the heart muscle takes a longer time to contract and relax than usual, and may increase the risk of developing abnormal heart rhythms which could lead to sudden cardiac arrest, or an irregular heart rhythm. It is also recommended to avoid exposure to sunlight or tanning beds as Azithromycin can make people sunburn easier. Wear protective clothing outside and use sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher when outdoors.
How long is Azithromycin usually prescribed for?
Depending on the infection being treated, the usual dose is 500mg a day for a period of between 3 and 10 days. For some infections, patients may be prescribed a one-off higher dose of either 1g or 2g. If the medication is being prescribed for children or individuals with kidney problems, the dose may be lower.
How do I get an online prescription for Azithromycin?
To get an online prescription for Azithromycin you will have to set up an account with us, download the DrHouse app and make an on-demand visit with one of our board-certified clinicians.
What is DrHouse's prescription refill policy?
Our clinicians are able to prescribe up to a 90-day prescription for any previously prescribed medications that are not classified as controlled substances. They use their medical judgment to determine whether to prescribe and the duration. They will have the prescription sent to the pharmacy of your choice.