Zithromax - Azithromycin

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Zithromax, also known as Azithromycin, is an antibiotic indicated for the treatment of several types of infections caused by bacteria. Physicians prescribe the medication for skin infections and venereal disease as well as upper and lower respiratory tract infections, including pneumonia, strep throat and tonsillitis.

Similar to erythromycin, the macrolide antibiotic interferes with bacterial reproduction. Zithromax comes as a capsule, tablet, or liquid to take by mouth. It is usually taken once a day for 2-5 days. The drug was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1991 and is made by Pfizer, Inc.

Side effects of Zithromax use include, but may not be limited to, nausea, loss of appetite, mild diarrhea, respiratory problems, yellowing of the skin or eyes and a skin rash.

Zithromax has been linked to toxic liver damage in patients. Because the liver breaks down the medication, the possibility of liver problems exists for users. The adverse reactions section on Zithromax's labeling was changed in 2000 to warn patients of the drug's link to abnormal liver function, including hepatitis, jaundice and liver failure, which can result in death.

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See Also

  1. Antibiotics
  2. Breathing: Overview
  3. Diarrhea: Overview
  4. Hepatitis: Overview
  5. Jaundice
  6. Liver Failure: Overview
  7. Nausea: Overview
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