Zithromax is an antibiotic that helps clear the body of bacterial infections. It’s prescribed for a range of infections, including respiratory, ear, skin, and sexually transmitted.
Always follow your doctor’s instructions and use Zithromax exactly as prescribed.
Antacids containing aluminum or magnesium can make Zithromax less effective. Don’t use these products within 2 hours of taking Zithromax.
Zithromax can make you more prone to sunburn. Wear proper SPF and avoid direct sunlight and tanning beds while on Zithromax.
Before taking Zithromax, inform your doctor if you have any of the following:
Common side effects of Zithromax include:
Contact your doctor if you experience these more serious side effects:
Can I take Zithromax if I have a cold?
No. Zithromax does not treat viral infections like cold or flu.
My infection seems to have cleared. Can I stop taking Zithromax and save the pills in case I need them again?
It’s important to finish your entire prescribed course of Zithromax. Improved symptoms don’t mean that your infection has completely cleared, and may cause treatment-resistant infections in the future.