Azithromycin is an antibiotic drug which helps treat Chlamydia (also known as Chlamydiatrachomatis), a type of sexually transmitted bacterial infection. This drug is a prescription-only medication.
Azithromycin is a macrolide antibiotic. These antibiotics stop protein production in bacteria. Bacteria require protein in order to survive, grow and multiply. These antibiotics suspend their ability to survive and hence, the bacterial infection will no longer spread inside the body. The body’s immune system then destroys any remaining bacteria and therefore heals itself.
Take the dose as directed by your personalised prescription, with or without food.
When treating Chlamydia, Azithromycin is taken as a single tablet of 1000mg dosage taken only once. Some people may be offered different dosages after a consultation depending on their needs.
Patients with the following medical conditions should use Azithromycin with caution:
Kidney or liver problems
Heart failure, slow or irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia) or abnormal heart rhythm
Disturbances in the levels of electrolytes (potassium, sodium etc.) in the blood
Myasthenia gravis (abnormal weakening of the muscles)
Do not use Azithromycin if:
You are allergic to any of its ingredients
You are pregnant or breastfeeding
You have had diarrhoea whenever you have taken this medicine in the past
Some common side effects of Azithromycin include:
diarrhoea or vomiting
You can safely purchase Azithromycin online at MedsNow, a registered UK Pharmacy. Firstly, you will have an online consultation, once the prescriber ensures that Azithromycin is the right medicine for you, your order will be supplied.
Antibiotics can be safely taken with a very low risk of complications provided you take them as directed by your prescription and follow the advice in the leaflet.
Azithromycin is only known to be effective for Chlamydia, it is not known to treat other sexually transmitted infections.
It helps treat the bacteria which lead to Chlamydia.
Yes, probiotics such as yoghurt can be eaten when taken during an antibiotic medicine course.
You should be able to get rid of the infection within14 days.
Doxycycline is known to have a higher efficacy rate as compared to Azithromycin. Unfortunately, as Azithromycin has been used for several years there are some Chlamydia cases that are now becoming resistant to Azithromycin.
It is not recommended to have sexual intercourse during an infection or whilst treating it, as you may be instrumental in spreading the infection to others too. Please avoid sexual contact until two weeks after treatment.
There are no known interactions between drinking alcohol and taking Azithromycin.
No, it is not recommended to take Azithromycin during pregnancy or while breastfeeding.