Azithromycin (Zithromax®) is an antibiotic used in the treatment of many different infections. Some of the conditions this drug can treat include:
It is also effective against a few sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Azithromycin affects the protein and peptides of bacteria, which helps stop bacteria from continuing to live and cause infection in the body.
It is important to review the safety information on azithromycin before beginning treatment. Drug interactions are a concern, so your healthcare provider needs a complete list of all medications you are taking. In addition, you need to complete the entire course of treatment, even if you start to feel better before the medication is gone. This will help prevent bacterial resistance.
(Click Azithromycin for more information, including possible side effects, whether it is available in generic form, and what to do if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.)