Azithromycin is prescribed to treat infections caused by bacteria, such as respiratory infections, skin infections, ear infections, and also a range of different sexually transmitted diseases.
Formulation – Azithromycin is formulated using azithromycin dihydrate, dibasic calcium phosphate anhydrous, pregelatinized starch and sodium croscarmellose.
Azithromycin is a drug that belongs to the Macrolides drug class, and it has been found useful in additional to its main prescribed use to treat Chlamydia Infection, Bacterial Infection, Bronchitis and Upper Respiratory Tract Infection. If any side effects are caused by this drug a range of alternative drugs, listed further down this guide, may be prescribed.
Side Effects / Precautions
There are many different side effects that could be experienced by anyone who is taking Azithromycin and those side effects can include diarrhoea or loose stools, nausea, abdominal pain, vomiting, constipation, dizziness, tiredness, headache, vaginal itching or discharge, skin rash or itching, ringing in the ears or hearing problems, or something of a decreased sense of taste or smell.
Azithromycin does have side effects as mentioned above, and if you experience any of the above side effects, you should consult a doctor or medical professional immediately. As a precaution you should also have a discussion with your doctor to see if this drug is suitable for you if you have any pre-existing medical conditions.
Amoxicillin– One of the many different alternative drugs that you may be prescribed is this one, and it is a drug that has been found to be a good alternative should you be suffering from A Chlamydia infection. There are several other alternatives you could be prescribed by your doctor for that condition and they are doxycycline, Levaquin, levofloxacin, Zithromax, erythromycin.
Ciprofloxacin – If you are suffering any of the side effects that are listed above and you are suffering from a bacterial infection then you may be prescribed this drug. However, there are several others which have been found to be suitable alternatives and they include amoxicillin, doxycycline, metronidazole, Augmentin, clindamycin.
Levaquin – Should you be suffering from Bronchitis and you are suffering any side effects then this drug is one alternative you could or may be prescribed. Should you be found to be intolerable then you will find there are several other alternatives available including amoxicillin, doxycycline, Augmentin.
Amoxicillin – You could have been diagnosed as suffering from Upper Respiratory Tract Infection and if so there are a range of alternatives drugs available which could be prescribed to you, if you have been found to have been suffering any side effects from other drugs used to treat that condition. The different alternative drugs that can be taken to treat that condition include doxycycline, Augmentin, cephalexin, Bactrim, Keflex.