Azithromycin is one of the most popular antibacterial drugs available to buy online. The drug is used to treat various bacterial infections, including skin, ear, and respiratory infections. It can also handle sexually transmitted diseases. Azithromycin belongs to the class of natural antibiotics called macrolides. This medicine blocks the production of specific proteins associated with bacteria, which causes them to stop growth.
Azithromycin has a much smaller number of side effects associated with the gastrointestinal tract compared with analogs. Another important property of this drug is prolonged elimination half-life. This parameter is much higher than that for other antibiotics. This property is critical during the treatment of severe infections, which demonstrate a high probability of relapse.
Many people consider the treatment with Azithromycin is very convenient. The best part about it is that the drug has a three or one day course available. Other antibiotics require people to take it for a week, which can be a hassle. It is great for people who have tight schedules.
The time of the treatment depends on the course. For example, patients using 500 mg tablets need to take the medication over three days, while those who use 250 mg tablets need to take it for five days.
Azithromycin demonstrates a wide spectrum of action against various types of bacteria, which include aerobes, anaerobes, gram-negative, gram-positive bacteria. Only very few bacteria show resistance to this drug.
Azithromycin is used to treat infectious diseases affecting:
- upper respiratory tract (throat, nasopharynx, sinuses), lower respiratory tract (bronchi and trachea), lungs, genitourinary organs, skin;
- the respiratory system: bronchitis, pneumonia, rhinitis, sinusitis, scarlet fever, etc;
- the urogenital organs: urethritis, cervicitis, cystitis, adnexitis, prostatitis.
Azithromycin can also be used in the early stages of Lyme disease, various skin infections, and soft tissue infections.
The drug produced in various dosage forms: film-coated tablets, absorbable tablets, capsules, suspension for children, and/or powder for parenteral use. However, most often, you can buy the drug in the form of tablets and capsules, which contains 125, 250, 500 mg of the active ingredient.
Azithromycin also has some contraindications. It is necessary to take the drug with caution by women during pregnancy. Also, tablet use is contraindicated for children under 12 years of age. Suspension administration should not be prescribed for children under 6 months and with a weight lower than 5 kg.
Side effects during the treatment with Azithromycin are rare. The most common side effects are associated with the gastrointestinal tract and include pain in the stomach, diarrhea, nausea, and sometimes vomiting.