About Azithromycin

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About Azithromycin

Azithromycin is used to treat upper and lower respiratory tract infections. These include sinusitis, pharyngitis and tonsillitis as well as infections of the bronchi and pneumonia. As an infusion into the vein, it is effective in the latter even in Legionnaire’s disease. In addition, it is used for middle ear infections.

What is the purpose of this ingredient?

  • Treat bacterial infections
  • Prevent bacterial infections

This is how Azithromycin works

Below you will learn more about the fields of application and the mode of action of azithromycin.
Please also read the information on the drug classes macrolide antibiotics, antibiotics, to which the active ingredient azithromycin belongs.

Areas of application of the active substance azithromycin

Azithromycin is used to treat upper and lower respiratory tract infections. These include sinusitis, pharyngitis and tonsillitis as well as infections of the bronchi and pneumonia. As an infusion into the vein, it is effective in the latter even in Legionnaire’s disease. In addition, it is used for middle ear infections.

Azithromycin is not the drug of first choice for tonsillitis or pharyngitis caused by streptococcal pathogens. This also applies to the preventative dose of rheumatic fever.

Azithromycin is also effective in skin infections and soft tissue infections.

In addition, azithromycin can be taken in infections of the genitals by gonorrhea or Chlamydia. As an infusion into the vein, the drug is used in inflammation of the fallopian tubes and ovaries, but also of the vas deferens, seminal vesicles, prostate gland and epididymis.

For the following uses of Azithromycin , in-depth information is available:

    • pneumonia
    • acute bronchitis
    • urinary tract infections
    • skin infections
    • tonsillitis

Cold, sinusitis

  • otitis media
  • chronic bronchitis

Mode of action of azithromycin

Azithromycin belongs to the active ingredient group of macrolide antibiotics. It inhibits the growth of bacteria as it blocks the protein production of the pathogens. This makes it antibacterial.

Compared to the other members of this group, it is characterized by a longer efficacy, so that it is usually sufficient to take azithromycin only for a short period of time. This effect is based on an increased accumulation of the active ingredient in the body.

Potential Azithromycin side effects may include:

Effect
Percentage
37%
23%
14%
11%
10%
5%

Azithromycin used to treat the following diseases:

  1. Rebecca M. Stewart says:
    2.5 rating

    Azithromycin for Angina tonsillaris; Sinusitis

    3 hours after ingestion, severe flatulence with circulatory problems, hearing loss which only improved slowly after 24 hours. Many bowel movements (rather diarrhea)

    Side effects: Flatulence
  2. Katherine M. Howard says:
    3.5 rating

    Azithromycin for Respiratory infections

    extreme vomiting (puffiness), thick bloated abdomen, first diarrhea like water, on day 2 and 3 painful flatulence / wind (very foul-smelling), stomach pain, light beige pulpy extremely stinky bowel movement

  3. Elizabeth S. Gould says:
    2.0 rating

    Azithromycin for Bronchitis (acute)

    mild nausea after taking the tablets, severe diarrhea after the third tablet, tiredness

    Side effects: Fatigue; Nausea; Diarrhea
  4. William P. Ward says:
    2.0 rating

    Azithromycin for Lung infection

    2 days after first taking rash and tiredness

    Side effects: Fatigue
  5. Kathy P. Brandon says:
    3.0 rating

    Dizziness, drowsiness, increased heart rate, diarrhea. On the first day in the evening for dinner, the first tablet taken. The drug was given because of cystitis. Fever was already there. After taking the first dose, fever returned to slightly elevated temperature, the disease symptoms were already better. The next evening second dose, fever was back full, feeling sick. The real symptoms, however, were almost gone. The next morning still fever, in consultation with doctor additionally taken acetaminophen. Last tablet taken on the third evening. About 1.5 hours later, diarrhea, lightheadedness and dizziness have come to an end. Even the next day, despite stopping taking fever – & gt; again paracetamol, and still dizziness, increased pulse and dizziness. Feel absolutely tired, tired and uncomfortable.

    Side effects: Palpitations; Dizziness; Diarrhea
  6. Romelia N. Darrah says:
    4.0 rating

    Azithromycin for Respiratory infections

    Nausea, stomach pain, dizziness, headache occurred on the 3rd day of ingestion. Symptoms of the single disorder resolved side effects are there a day after the last dose.

  7. Lynda C. Mariano says:
    3.5 rating

    Azithromycin for Respiratory infections

    hello, lurking on all the side effects that you have called here so I waited in addition to my severe pain on even possible side effects. On the first day nothing happened, except that my pain shifted from right to left. On the second day then from left to center in the neck and so it was also on the 3rd day of ingestion. Today on the 5th day of my illness I still have the same severe pain and will go to an ENT now. I got the azithromycin from the family doctor. The fact is: I had no side effects but the throat / ears and sinus complaints as strong as on the first day. best regards and get well soon Ellen

    Side effects: No side effects
  8. Peggy R. Lohman says:
    1.0 rating

    Azithromycin for Respiratory infections

    I would like to ask for a possible interaction, as some medications are not compatible with Dihhydergot Plus.

    Side effects: No side effects
  9. Judy K. Lavalley says:
    2.0 rating

    Azithromycin for Tonsillitis

    Significant recovery of symptoms on the second day of ingestion. Side effects: severe tiredness, light-headedness, mild headache.

    Side effects: Fatigue; Dizziness; Headache
  10. Reagan J. Berry says:
    2.0 rating

    Dizziness, headache, pressure in the head

    Side effects: Dizziness; Headache