Azithromycin is an anti-biotic medicine used for the treatment of bacteria related issues. Bacterial infections may appear in nose, eyes, throat, ear, skin etc. Azithromycin belongs to the group of macrolides. Macrolides are the class of anti-biotics which includes a range of anti-biotics like erythromycin, azithromycin and clarithromycin which are used to treat variety of bacterial induced infections. It binds the bacterial 50S ribosomal subunit and inhibits any further growth of the bacteria. Thus, completely killing the bacteria and stopping the infection from spreading.
What does Azithromycin?
This anti-biotic medicine is used to treat bacteria related infections and ailments. It can also be used to treat sexual related diseases.
How must Anti-biotics be used?
Anti-biotics have been the issue for various anti-microbial resistance issues. AMR or anti-microbial resistance is a condition where the microbial organisms such as fungi, bacteria, viruses etc. show a good amount of resistance from the medicine thus escaping them easily. This complicates the process by not allowing the patient’s body to react to the same amount of medicine which earlier before AMR could be easily treated with the same amount. With incrementing the amount of medicine every time, the patient might get even higher AMR (anti-microbial resistance). Thus, anti-biotics must be taken strictly according to the prescription. Strict adherence to the rules will help the patient recover better and without any side-effects.
Availability of Azithromycin
With a valid prescription on your hand the medicine is readily available on any medical store near your locality. It can also be found on the online sites or stores. The availableness of the medicine is easy and convenient.
How to take the Azithromycin?
The medication needs to be taken for the prescribed amount of time and must not be discontinued solely based on instincts or self-acclamation. The reason to not hinder the medicinal course is to avoid any comeback of the bacterial growth.
The medicine can be taken before or after the consumption of food.
Azithromy How to take?
Heavy and repetitive intake of antibiotics have been the major cause for antibiotic resistance that may develop in the patient due to prolonged exposure to any antibiotic. It makes the treatment of the patient even more complicated reducing the options of anti-biotic available for the person. Genetic mutation caused in the bacteria have caused them to develop a certain level of resistance from the anti-biotics over a period of time.
Complete the course entirely even if you feel better with just one day of medication. The reason being that incomplete course for the medicine can actually propel the growth of bacteria again, making the treatment go even longer than expected.
- Nausea (avoid heavily spiced food items)
- Vomiting (keep your meals simple and filling)
- Abdominal pain (instead of fewer and heavy meals go for frequent and smaller portions of food)
- Gastrointestinal issues
- Allergic reaction if the patient has any allergy related history
- Difficulty in breathing
- Headache (use water bag or stay away from light exposure)
- Liver issues
- Diarrhea (keep yourself hydrated in case like this)
Heavy work must be avoided during medication as dizziness or headaches might appear.
Alcohol consumption must be strictly avoided. This might worsen the kidney issue for patients with a history.
Consult your doctor regarding the allergies that you have and have the medicine prescribed accordingly.
Do not consume any other medication apart from the ones prescribed by the doctor. If already on any kind of medication, let your doctor know beforehand.