Azithromycin Tablets

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Azithromycin Tablets belongs to a group of medicines known as macrolide antibiotics. It is used to treat various respiratory system bacterial infections (like pneumonia, bronchitis, tonsillitis, pharyngitis and sinusitis), skin infections (like acne and rosacea), ear infections, and sexually transmitted infections. A bacterial infection is a condition in which bacteria grow in the body and cause infection. It can target any body part and multiple very quickly. It slows the growth or sometimes kills the harmful bacteria by preventing the production of proteins required by the bacteria for its survival. This tablet does not treat a viral infection like flu or a common cold.

Medical Benefits

  • It slows the growth or sometimes kills the harmful bacteria by preventing the production of proteins required by the bacteria for its survival.
  • It prevents and treats bacterial infections like throat and sinus infections, chest infections (like bronchitis and pneumonia), ear infections, mouth and dental infections, eye infections, skin and tissue infections (like acne), and stomach and intestinal infections.
  • It is better tolerated and has more effective tissue penetration than other similar antibiotics like erythromycin.
  • Azithromycin Tablets also helps prevent infection following burns, surgery or dental procedure, sexually transmitted infections, bone infections or scarlet fever (bacterial illness with strep throat).

Directions For Use

  • Take the prescribed dose at the same time each day.
  • Swallow it as a whole with a glass of water or milk.
  • Do not crush, chew, or break the tablet.
  • Please take Azithromycin Tablets in the dose and duration prescribed by your doctor based on specific medical conditions.


  • Keep it away from sunlight.
  • Keep out of the reach of children.
  • Store in a cool and dry place.


  • This medicine may have interactions with anti-nausea pills (domperidone), mental health pills (pimozide, amisulpride), anti-migraine medicines (ergotamine, dihydroergotamine), anti-cholesterol pills (simvastatin), etc.
  • This medicine should not be taken until prescribed if you are taking alcohol. Keep your doctor informed if you drink alcohol.
  • Azithromycin Tablets are partially passed through the mother’s milk, therefore it should not be used if you are breastfeeding.
  • It is not recommended for children less than 6 months of age unless prescribed by a doctor.

Side Effects

  • Diarrhoea
  • Feeling or being sick
  • Stomach cramps
  • Loss of appetite
  • Bloating
  • Indigestion

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What should I avoid while taking it?

Do not take antacids that contain aluminium or magnesium hydroxide within 2 hours before or after you take this tablet. These antacids can interact with it and make them less effective when taken at the same time.

Can I stop taking this medicine if I feel better?

Never stop the treatment with it on your own as the infection may come back again (relapse) if the prescribed treatment is not completely taken. Before stopping medication once discuss this with your doctor.

What if I miss a dose of it?

If you forget to take this medicine, take your dose as soon as possible. If it is almost time for the next dose, just skip that dose and take the next one when it is due. If in doubt, please contact your doctor. Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose.

I am lactose intolerant, can I take tablet?

It contains lactose monohydrate so if you have an intolerance towards sugars, consult your doctor before starting this composition.

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