Why Am I Prescribed With Azithromycin Tablets?

Often times before we are being prescribed with medicines the doctor will inform us the status of our condition so we can agree together with the doctor whether a certain drug is right for us or not. The main reason is that even the health care professionals consider medicines as a trial and error that is why users like you should be aware why you are being prescribed with a certain drug so you will know what to do and what to expect during treatments. Remember that it takes an educated user to be able to achieve the optimum benefits of a certain medicine. If you are being recommended to use Azithromycin tablets, then perhaps you have been suffering bacterial infections that cannot be dealt alone with your immune system.

Azithromycin tablets are medicines used to treat bacterial infections that include pneumonia, ear infections, sinuses, infection of the skin throat, and reproductive organs, sexually transmitted diseases, bronchitis, and many others. Azithromycin tablets are also medications that can be used for the prevention of MAC (Mycobacterium avium complex) infection, and many other types. This drug belongs to the class of macrolide antibiotics which functions by killing the bacteria and prevent it from growing and spreading to the other organs. However, Azithromycin tablets cannot be used for viral infections.

How to take Azithromycin tablets

Azithromycin tablets are taken orally with or without your meals within 1 to 5 days, depending on your type of infection. Azithromycin tablets could also come in different doses. If you are not sure about this, you should ask your doctor. Otherwise, you might be getting the wrong dose and increase bacterial resistance when the dose is too high, or might not be treated properly when the dose is too low. Follow your doctor’s order when taking Azithromycin tablets. Do not stop taking the medicines before the due date even if you feel better already. This is usually normal, but chances are there are still bacteria left unkilled with the antibiotic and they might soon grow again and multiply if you stop the medication. However, if you have been instructed by your health care provider to stop taking Azithromycin tablets even if the treatment period is not yet over, then you should terminate the treatment.

To avoid missing a dose, we recommend you to establish a fix schedule of dosing. However, in case you have forgotten your dosage you should take it as soon as you remember it. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the previous one and proceed with the next to avoid overdosage.

So far there are no special diets to follow when taking Azithromycin tablets, unless your doctor has instructed you to do so. If you think you are experiencing bothersome symptoms like vomiting, dizziness, and fainting after taking Azithromycin tablets, stop taking the drugs and consult your doctor immediately for proper medical attention.