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Azithromycin (Zithromax®) 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. It is important that you complete your entire prescription of azithromycin, even if you start feeling better. This will ensure that the infection has been completely treated. Seek medical attention immediately if you happen to overdose on azithromycin. Symptoms of an azithromycin overdose can include vomiting, loss of strength, and diarrhea. Among the conditions you should let your healthcare provider know about before you take azithromycin are liver disease or failure, kidney disease or failure, and any heart problems.
 
(Click Azithromycin for more detailed information on specific azithromycin uses, general dosing guidelines, and precautions and warnings for people taking this medicine.)
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