Azithromycin is an antibiotic drug which helps treat Chlamydia (also known as Chlamydiatrachomatis), a type of sexually transmitted bacterial infection. This drug isa prescription-only medication.
Azithromycin is a macrolideantibiotic. 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 destroysany remaining bacteria and therefore heals itself.
Chlamydia often has no symptoms. If left untreated, there are chances that the infection may spread further and sometimes even lead to internal scarring and in fertility. Azithromycin helps treat Chlamydia effectively and prevents it from being spread to others.
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
Azithromycin may affect the following medicines:
Ergot derivatives such as ergotamine
Warfarin, or any other blood thinners
Colchicine (for gout)
You can safely purchase Azithromycin online at MedsNow. Firstly, you will have an online consultation, once the prescriber ensures that Azithromycin is the right medicine for you, your order will be supplied.
Does Azithromycin Weaken The Immune System? 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.
Is Azithromycin Good For Sexually transmitted infections? Azithromycin is only known to be effective for Chlamydia, it is not known to treat other sexually transmitted infections.
What Kind Of Bacteria Does Azithromycin Kill? It helps treat the bacteria which lead to Chlamydia.
Can I Eat Yogurt While Taking Azithromycin? Yes, probiotics such as yogurt can be eaten when taken during an antibiotic medicine course.
How Fast Does Azithromycin Kill Chlamydia? You should be able to get rid of the infection within14 days.
Is Azithromycin Better Than Doxycycline At Curing Chlamydia? 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.
Can I Still Have Sex While I Am Taking 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.
Can You Drink Alcohol While Taking Azithromycin For Chlamydia? There are no known interactions between drinking alcohol and taking Azithromycin.
Is It Safe To Take This Medication During Pregnancy Or While Breastfeeding? No, it is not recommended to take Azithromycin during pregnancy or while breastfeeding.
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