Buy generic Zithromax 500mg (azithromycin)
What Is Zithromax / Azithromycin?
Zithromax is a prescription medication belonging to a group called macrolide antibiotics, which stops the growth and reproduction of bacteria. Like other macrolides (erythromycin and clarithromycin) Zithromax works by binding to the bacteria 50S ribosomal subunit, thus interfering with the bacteria's ability to produce proteins, thrive and survive. Azithromycin was discovered by a team of Croatian researchers at Pliva in 1980 and marketed 8 years later in Central and Eastern Europe under the brand name Sumamed. In 1991, azithromycin was approved by the FDA and commercialized in the US market by Pfizer under the brand name of Zithromax.
What is Zithromax Used for?
Zithromax can be prescribed to both adults and children, and it is commonly used to treat bronchitis, pneumonia, ear infections, sinus infections, and infections of the reproductive system caused by various species of bacteria. Zithromax is also used to treat some types of sexually transmitted infections (like gonorrhea and chlamydiosis) as well as moderate to severe types of acne caused by bacteria. In children, it is used to treat pneumonia, tonsillitis, middle ear infections, and strep throat. Zithromax is not recommended in the treatment of viral diseases such as common cold and influenza.
Zithromax Side Effects
The most common adverse reactions that may occur after the use of macrolide antibiotics include gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, loose stools, and diarrhea. They are usually minimal and often disappear during or after treatment. These side effects can be alDrugsleviated by eating some food before taking the medication.
You should stop taking Zithromax and get immediate medical help if you experience any of the following symptoms of a serious allergic reaction:
- trouble breathing or swallowing
- swelling of the lips, tongue, face
- rapid heartbeat
- skin rash (hives)
- throat tightness, hoarseness
Azithromycin should not be used for long periods of time. Extended use can lead to the growth of dangerous bacteria that are resistant to the medicine. You should take azithromycin for the duration prescribed by your doctor.
Zithromax and COVID
Due to the effectiveness of Azithromycin in the treatment of respiratory bacterial infections, some studies suggest that it could be a viable treatment option for SARS-COV-2. Azithromycin is well-reputed for its safety profile and has been proven to reduce exacerbations in chronic airway diseases. However, in clinical trials conducted to test the effectiveness of Azithromycin against COVID-19, the treatment with a dose of oral Azithromycin compared with placebo did not show significant benefits. More investigation is needed before Azithromycin can be approved for usage in patients with COVID-19.
There are several generic alternatives to Zithromax available in the market. Some of those include Azithromax, Zithromycin, Zythromax, and Zmax. Azasite is the version of Azithromycin used to treat eye infections.
Strengths and compound meds
The most common Zithromax dosage form is oral tablet, the 2 available strengths are 250 mg and 500 mg. Generic azithromycin usually comes in the form of a 600 mg strength oral tablet. The usual dose of Zithromax is 500 mg, taken as a single dose on the first day, followed by 250 milligrams once a day for the next 4 days. Zithromax is also available in oral suspension form (100 mg/5 mL, 200 mg/5 mL, and 1000 mg/5 mL) and as an injectable medication (100 mL vial filled with solution containing 500 mg azithromycin).