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Azithromycin is an antibiotic that is commonly prescribed for the treatment of common bacterial infections and sexually transmitted diseases such as gonorrhea and chancroid. Part of a class of antibiotics known as macrolides, this medicine works to kill bacteria in the body by affecting peptide activity and decreasing bacteria's ability to make protein. It comes in either a tablet or liquid suspension form and is usually taken once daily. Side effects of azithromycin may include nausea, cramping, vomiting, or diarrhea.
- Treatment of a bacterial infection, such as:
- Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including: