Zithromax 250mg (generic name: Azithromycin; brand names include: Azovid /
Azee / Azotik / Azithral / Zithromac / Vinzam / Zmax / Sumamed /
Zitrocin / Aziswift) is in a class of drugs called macrolide
Generic Zithromax 250mg is prescribed for adults to treat certain mild to moderate
skin infections; upper and lower respiratory tract infections, including
pharyngitis (strep throat), tonsillitis, sinus infections, worsening of
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and pneumonia; sexually
transmitted infections of the cervix or urinary tract; and genital ulcer
disease in men.
Generic Zithromax 250mg is commonly used to treat chlamydia. Generic Zithromax 250mg is also used to
prevent infections by a bacterium called Mycobacterium
Avium-intracellulare Complex (MAC) in some people.
In children, Generic Zithromax 250mg is used to treat middle ear infection, pneumonia, tonsillitis, and strep throat.
Generic Zithromax 250mg prevents bacteria from growing by interfering with their protein synthesis.
Generic Zithromax 250mg may also be used for purposes other than those listed here; ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Follow the directions for using this medicine provided by your doctor. Take Generic Zithromax 250mgexactly as directed.
Generic Zithromax 250mg may be taken on an empty stomach or with food.
The dose will depend on your infection. The usual dose to treat
Chlamydia is two 500 mg tablets taken as a single dose. For other
infections Generic Zithromax 250mg is usually taken once a day. Sometimes the dose is
taken once a week. Your doctor will decide the right dose for you.
To clear up your infection completely, continue taking this medicine for
the full course of treatment even if you feel better in a few days. Do
not miss any doses. Taking this medicine at the same time each day will
make it easier to remember.
If you are taking an antacid (e.g., Gastrogel, Mylanta), take it at
least one hour before or two hours after your Generic Zithromax 250mg. This will
avoid any possible effect of the antacid on the absorption of Generic Zithromax 250mg.
If you miss a dose of Generic Zithromax 250mg and you are taking Generic Zithromax 250mg for three
days or longer, take it as soon as you remember (within a 24- hour
period), then continue as normal. Do not try to make up for missed doses
by taking more than one dose at a time.
Like many antibiotics, this medicine may decrease the effectiveness of
your birth control pill. To prevent pregnancy, you may want to use an
additional form of birth control.
Keep Generic Zithromax 250mg at room temperature, away from heat and light.
Before taking Generic Zithromax 250mg, tell your doctor if:
you are allergic to any medicines;
you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding.