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: