Zithromac (Azithromycin Hydrate)
What is Zithromac (Azithromycin Hydrate) used for?
Note that this product is manufactured in Japan and does not contain any English documentation.
Zithromac (Azithromycin Hydrate) is an oral antibiotic used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections. The medication operates by destroying or slowing the reproduction of bacterial cells allowing the immune system to eliminate the infection. It is commonly prescribed to treat lung infections, ear infections, skin infections, Chlamydia, or infections of the nasal passage. Your physician may also prescribe the medicine to treat other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Zithromac (Azithromycin Hydrate)?
Zithromac (Azithromycin Hydrate) is normally administered once each day for a cycle of medication lasting one or two weeks, but the best regimen will be determined by your physician based on the condition being treated, your current health, and the severity of your symptoms. These doses should be swallowed whole and unaltered with a large glass of water and may be taken on an empty stomach, but a snack or meal is recommended before use if you experience nausea. Do not stop using the medication before being instructed to, even if your symptoms appear to be gone, as the infection may not be destroyed and can return stronger and more resistant to treatment. Never change the form of the tablets by crushing or splitting them before use as this may alter the effects of their contents. Ask your pharmacist or physician any questions you have about using the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Zithromac (Azithromycin Hydrate)?
Some patients using Zithromac (Azithromycin Hydrate) have reported experiencing side effects such as:
More serious side effects that may require immediate medical attention are intense headaches, severe diarrhea that is bloody or watery, vomiting, darkened urine, discolored stools, jaundice, or severe skin reactions. Inform your physician as soon as you experience any unusual symptoms that worry you to make sure the correct adjustments are made to your frequency of application or dosage to prevent more problems from occurring.
Do not use Zithromac (Azithromycin Hydrate) if you are allergic to macrolide antibiotics, lactose intolerant, or if the patient is a young child under 45 kilograms or six months of age. You are also suggested to disclose if you have myasthenia gravis, heart failure, irregular heartbeats, diabetes, reduced electrolyte levels in the body, liver disease, or severely decreased kidney function. These conditions may cause unexpected problems during treatment requiring lower doses or reduced frequency of administration.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Zithromac (Azithromycin Hydrate). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.