If you are looking for an effective way to treat infections but the use of antibiotics often causes side effects, try Zithromax. This is one of the modern antibiotics which has been approved by FDA and has a high pharmacological safety.
Zithromax is a semi-synthetic antibiotic from a new group – macrolides. It contains an active ingredient Azithromycin which has a broad antimicrobial activity. Zithromax in low doses provides a bacteriostatic action, and high doses give a bactericidal one. It acts to extracellular and intracellular originators regardless of their sites. If bacteria may be killed without affecting their cellular structure, Zithromax just affects protein synthesis of microorganisms and they stop growing.
If it is necessary to completely neutralize microorganisms during severe infections, Zithromax affects the cellular wall and completely removes bacteria.
According to the results of the medical studies, Zithromax is one of the safest antibiotics. It can be used if you have allergy to penicillin.
Indications for the use
- Bacterial infections of the ear, nose and throat
- Inflammatory respiratory tract infections (upper and lower)
- purulent inflammation of the skin and soft tissue infections
- Inflammatory infections of the urinary system and kidneys
- Infections of the digestive tract (including stomach ulcer associated with helicobacter py.)
In what dose is Zithromax used?
Zithromax pills are taken one hour before meals or 2 hours after meals once per day. The drug use during meals may lower its bioavailability in the blood plasma.
If infections of ear, throat, nose, airway tracts, or skin, a pill of Zithromax 500 mg per day is recommended within 3 days.
If infections of urinary system, kidneys, gastro-intestinal tract, it is recommended to take a pill of Zithromax 1000 mg per day within 3-5 days.
It is pointless to take Zithromax more than 5 days because it will be more effective to replace the antibiotic in order to increase antimicrobial action and neutralize the activity of the hidden pathogenic microflora.
It is easy to recognize the symptoms of the overdose because a patient experiences severe vomiting, nausea, diarrhea and stomachache, poor hearing, and allergic reaction. The overdose requires a gastric lavage and symptomatic therapy.
- Antacids and alcohol and food reduce the uptake of Azithromycin from the gastro-intestinal tract
- Zithromax enhances a concentration and toxicity of some drugs in the blood (glucocorticosteroids, indirect anticoagulants, theophylline). If you are taking any medicines, make sure that they do not interact with Azithromycin
- Zithromax is contraindicated during renal and/or hepatic failure because a metabolism of Azithromycin may be affected
- If you have arrhythmia or severe cardiovascular diseases, take Zithromax carefully
- Patients under 12 years old are not recommended to takeZithromax.