Zithromax is one of the most promising antibacterial medicines on the modern pharmaceutical market. Its main active ingredient Azithromycin has a wide range of the antimicrobial action and is effective against most originators of the infection.

Bacteria hardly develop resistance to Zithromax, and therefore the efficiency of the antibacterial therapy is not reduced even during the prolonged use of the medicine.

Zithromax shows a bacteriostatic action as to bacteria. It slows down the growth and breaks the process of the bacteria development inhibiting the protein synthesis but not killing microorganisms.

In case of the severe infectious processes, the dose of Zithromax is increased and it is able to bactericidal effect. The medicine inhibits intracellular and extracellular originators, breaks the cellular wall of bacteria and kills microorganisms.

Azithromycin is acid-resistant, and therefore it is well absorbed from the stomach and it does not affected by the gastric juice. The antibacterial property of the medicine is kept within 5-7 days after the end of the use.

Directions for the use

Zithromax is prescribed for the treatment of the infectious processes caused by the anaerobic originators, streptococci, gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria:

  • Respiratory tract infections: tonsillitis, tracheitis, laryngitis, bronchitis, pneumonia
  • Infections of the throat, ears and nasal mucosa: rhinitis, sinusitis, otitis media
  • Skin infectious processes: dermatitis, impetigo, erysipelas, tick Borellioz
  • Urogenital urinary tract infections: trichomoniasis, chlamydia, gonorrhea, cystitis, urethritis, etc.
  • Zithromax can be used as an additional ingredient in the treatment of the infections of the abdominal cavity and stomach ulcer.

    In what dose is Zithromax taken?

    The different originators of the infection can have different sensitivity to the medicine Zithromax. Therefore, the dosage regimen and duration of the treatment depend on the site of the infection, type of the originator, and severity level of the symptoms.

    The optimal daily dose of Zithromax 250 mg effectively works during the infectious processes of the middle intensity. The daily dose of Zithromax 250 mg is taken once, in the morning, before or after meals.

    Zithromax 250 mg is taken 3-4 times per day in case of the severe infectious processes.

    The dosage of Zithromax for children is selected individually depending on the age and body weight of a patient. The optimal dose of Zithromax for children is 5-10 mg per 1 kg of the body weight.

    Zithromax is taken within 5 to 15 days, and then the laboratory tests are made and the treatment efficiency is checked. If a weak efficiency of Zithromax is confirmed in the treatment of the infectious disease, it is reasonable to change an antibiotic.

    What are side effects during the use of Zithromax?

    The side effects of Zithromax can be within the first 2-3 days of the administration. Patient often feel headache, hallucinations, sleep disorder, dizziness, and digestion disorder (flatulency, discomfort and pain in the stomach, nausea, and vomiting).

    These side effects are caused by the active ingredient Azithromycin and pass within 2-3 days. In case of the overdose with Zithromax, the intensity of the side effects grow, and that is why do not take more than 1000 mg Zithromax per day.

    Who is contraindicated to take Zithromax?

  • Pregnant women and women during lactation are not recommended to take Zithromax but if the benefit from the use of the medicine increases the risk of the complications, the doctor can prescribe an individual scheme of the use.
  • Ethanol can weaken therapeutic action of Zithromax and cause side effects in the digestion tract. Avoid alcohol consumption during the treatment
  • Some bacteriostatic antibiotics enhance the action of Zithromax, and therefore the simultaneous use is contraindicated.
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