Azithromycin Antibiotic

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What is Azithromycin?

Azithromycin is part of a group of medicines called macrolides used for the treatment of bacterial infections.

It can be used as an antibiotic treatment For Travellers’ Diarrhoea as it destroys the bacteria that causes diarrhoea.

Azithromycin Antibiotic

Azithromycin Antibiotic is used to treat a variety of bacterial infectionsincluding:

  • Chest infections such as bronchitis and pneumonia
  • Infections in the sinuses, throat, tonsils or ears
  • Mild to moderate skin infections, e.g. folliculitis, cellulitis and erysipelas
  • Infections cause by a bacteria called Chlamydia trachomatis- This is when the tube that carries urine from the bladder becomes inflamed
  • Azithromycin antibiotic can be used alongside other antibiotics for the treatment of sexually transmitted diseases.

Please note that Azithromycin antibiotic should not be used to treat infections caused by viruses.

For further information about ‘What is Azithromycin?’ please click here to be redirected to the patient information leaflet.

 

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My Chemist Plus offers the best place to buy Azithromycin 500mg Online with next day delivery. To purchase Propranolol, you will need a prescription, which is available through our free online consultation service. Each item you purchase will sent via secure and discreet packaging to ensure that you receive your medicine in a complete and efficient manner.

What is Azithromycin?

Azithromycin is part of a group of medicines called macrolides used for the treatment of bacterial infections.

It can be used as an antibiotic treatment For Travellers’ Diarrhoea as it destroys the bacteria that causes diarrhoea.

Azithromycin Antibiotic

Azithromycin Antibiotic is used to treat a variety of bacterial infectionsincluding:

  • Chest infections such as bronchitis and pneumonia
  • Infections in the sinuses, throat, tonsils or ears
  • Mild to moderate skin infections, e.g. folliculitis, cellulitis and erysipelas
  • Infections cause by a bacteria called Chlamydia trachomatis- This is when the tube that carries urine from the bladder becomes inflamed
  • Azithromycin antibiotic can be used alongside other antibiotics for the treatment of sexually transmitted diseases.

Please note that Azithromycin antibiotic should not be used to treat infections caused by viruses.

For further information about ‘What is Azithromycin?’ please click here to be redirected to the patient information leaflet.

How to Take Azithromycin

You should take Azithromycin as directed by your doctor or pharmacist.

Adults

The recommended dose is

  • 1500 mg divided over either three or five days
  • When taken over three days- 500 mg once daily
  • When taken over five days- 500 mg as a single dose on the first day and then 250 mg once daily on days two through to five.

Azithromycin tablets should be taken as a single daily dose. The tablet should be swallowed whole with water and can be taken with or without food.

Azithromycin is not a preventive medication and therefore should only be taken once you begin to experience traveller’s diarrhoea. It should not be taken alongside any other traveller’s diarrhoea medication.

You should not take Azithromycin if:

  • you are allergic to Azithromycin dihydrate, erythromycin or any macrolide or ketolide antibiotic
  • you are allergic to any of the other ingredients of this Azithromycin medicine.

 

Azithromycin tablets are not suitable for children. Other forms of azithromycin such as suspensions will be used.

Dosage

You should consult your doctor immediately if you exceed the recommended dosage of Azithromycin. An overdose of Azithromycin 500mg can cause severe nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea and in some cases reversible hearing loss. In the event of an overdose the remaining tablets should be taken to the hospital or to your doctor, so they are aware of which tablets have been taken.

If you forget to take a dosage of Azithromycin, take one when you next remember unless it is time to take the next dosage. You should not take a double dose to compensate for the missed tablet.

You should consult your doctor before stopping your dosage of Azithromycin even if your symptoms have improved. You should continue your prescribed dosage to prevent the infection returning.

Azithromycin Side Effects

As with any medication side effects can occur when taking Azithromycin but these do not affect everyone.

If you experience any side effects after taking Azithromycin, you must stop using the immediately and consult your doctor, particularly if the side effects feel they are getting worse.

Azithromycin and Alcohol

Whilst there is not direct link to Azithromycin and alcohol causing any issues when combined, it is advisable to avoid mixing the two until the infection has cleared. Before taking Azithromycin, you should inform your doctor if you have any existing liver conditions.

Preventing Travellers’ diarrhoea

As it is difficult to prepare your own food and drinks when travelling, it is hard to prevent the associated diarrhoea that may occur. However, the following tips can help:

  • Hands should be washed after visiting the toilet and always before preparing or eating food.
  • Alcohol gel can be helpful when hand-washing facilities are not available.
  • Travellers should also practise good swimming pool hygiene by not swimming if they have diarrhoea, ensuring babies and infants are wearing suitable swimwear, and avoiding ingesting any pool water.

 

Travellers’ diarrhoea

Travellers’ diarrhoea (TD) is the most common health problem of overseas travellers. It is spread mainly through food and water, but also from person to person.

Risk areas

The bacteria that causes TD is a worldwide issue though it is more likely to occur in lower income countries where sanitation facilities are insufficient and access to clean water is reduced.

Low-risk areas include:

  • Western Europe
  • the United States
  • Canada
  • Australia
  • New Zealand

Intermediate-risk areas include:

  • Southern Europe
  • Israel
  • South Africa
  • Some parts of the Caribbean and the Pacific islands.

High-risk areas include:

  • Most of Asia
  • The Middle East
  • Africa
  • Latin America.

Transmission

TD is caught through the consumption of food or water that is contaminated. Recreational water areas such as swimming pools, the sea and freshwater rivers and lakes can also harbour bacteria which causes infection.

 

 

Signs and symptoms

TD is characterised as:

  • three or more unformed stools in a 24- hour period, often accompanied by at least one of the following: fever, nausea, vomiting, cramps, or bloody stools (dysentery), with symptoms usually starting during or shortly after a period of foreign travel [1]. TD typically occurs during the first week of arrival and is often self-limiting, lasting three to four days.

Treatment

The aim of treatment of TD is to avoid dehydration, reduce the severity and duration of symptoms and reduce the interruption to travel plans.

Diet and fluid

Travellers should ensure fluid intake is maintained to avoid dehydration. For adults with no existing health conditions, eating and drinking as normal should be enough to stay hydrated in mild and moderate cases.

In more severe cases, oral rehydration through powders can be diluted into clean drinking water to rebalance the loss of fluids. It is advised to consume small and easily digestible foods to help aid the guts recovery.

Antibiotics

Antibiotic treatment can be used for the treatment of moderate to severe travellers’ diarrhoea.

Medical care

If symptoms do not improve within three days, travellers should seek medical care.

If travellers are experiencing a fever of 38Oc or higher, blood and/or mucus in their stools or any other concerning symptoms such as severe abdominal pain, jaundice or a rash, they should seek medical attention immediately.

 

 

Side Effects

Azithromycin Side Effects

As with any medication side effects can occur when taking Azithromycin but these do not affect everyone.

If you experience any side effects after taking Azithromycin, you must stop using the immediately and consult your doctor, particularly if the side effects feel they are getting worse.

Side effects can include:

Uncommon

  • Severe skin reaction which causes blisters/bleeding of the lips, eyes, nose, mouth and genitals
  • Skin jaundice, yellowing of the skin and whites of eyes
  • Tiredness and loss of appetite

Rare

  • Jaundice
  • Skin eruption that is characterised by areas of red skin studded with small pustules

Very Rare

  • Skin rash accompanied by other symptoms such as fever, swollen glands and increase of eosinophils

For a full list of side effects, please consult the patient information leaflet