Zithromax is an effective medicine prescribd for the treatment of bacterial infections of the respiratory tract, urinary tract and the skin. Zithromax is a macrolide antibiotic.

How the drug is taken?

Zithriomax is available in oral suspension and tablet forms. If you are prescribed tablet form of Zithromax, you have to take the tablet an hour earlier to food or two hours after food. If you are using Zithromax oral suspension, you can take it in emopty stomach or with meals.

Once your doctor prescribes Zithromax, be sure not to deviate from the prescription. Always complete the dosage and do not stop the drug in the middle. Stopping the medicine in the middle of a dosage will only lead to an increase of your infections. Moreover, you will no get the desired results.

What about Zithromax missed dose/overdose

It is better not to miss a dose. But in case a dose of Zithriomax is missed, there is nothing to worry. Take the missed medicine once you come to know of it. But do not use the missed dose if your time for regular doses is close. Never compensate for a missed Zithromax dose.

You should also take care not to use more of the dose. An overdose can lead to many complications. A person who had taken an overdose can feel nausea, vomiting, stomach upset and diarrhea. If you think of having used an overdose, contact the doctor without any delay.

What to discuss with the doctor

Zithromax should not be bought on your own. Always take the medicine only if it has been advised by the doctor. Once you approach the doctor for your bacterial infections, be sure to inform about all your past and present medical conditions, which will help him to choose the right prescription.

Disscuss with the doctor if you have any prioblems of the heart, liver or kidney or if you have myasthenia gravis or if you have a history of Long QT syndrome.

If pregnant/breastfeeding

Zithromax is FDA pregnancy category B, which means that the drug is not known to have adverse impact on the unborn and the newborn. Even then , pregnant woman and breast feeding women should use the drug only after a detailed discussion with the doctor.

What to avoid

Zithromax may interact with some drugs. So it is better to give a detailed sketch of all the medicines that you are using before the physician gives you Zithromax.

The doctors wll not prescribe Zithromax if you are using any antacid. Zithromax is sensitive to sunlight. Therefore, when going out in the sun, make sure that you apply sunscrean lotion or sunscrean cream.

Side effects

The allergic reactions that a person can experience after using Zithromax include swelling, hives and difficulty in breathing. The serious side effects which one can come across include dark urine, diarrhea nausea, uneven heartbeats, chest pain, stomach ache, fever and sore throat. Lesser known side effects include headache, mild nausea, vomiting, constipation, , insomnia, dizziness, nervous feeling, mild itching, tired feeling, vaginal itching and discharge, hearing problms and ringing in ears.