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Zithromax (azithromycin)

Classification: Antibiotic used to decrease the risk of becoming infected with MAC (mycobacterium avium complex)

Form: 500mg and 250mg tablets

Usual Dosage: 1250mg one time per week (dosages vary when treating acute infections)

Instructions: Take 1 hour before or 2 hours after meals. Zithromax can't be taken with food. Notify your doctor of all medications being taken prior to starting Zithromax. 

Side effects to report to your doctor

  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea / vomiting
  • Indigestion

Serious Reactions: 
There is a chance that users can have a serious allergic reaction. Symptoms included facial swelling, difficulty breathing or swallowing, and rash. If any of these symptoms occur, stop Zithromax immediately and call your physician.

Drug Interactions and Incompatibility

  • Do not take with antacids that contain aluminum or magnesium such as Di-gel or Maalox.

For more information on Zithromax click here.


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