Like other macrolide antibiotics, azithromycin inhibits bacterial protein synthesis by binding to the 50S ribosomal subunit of the bacterial 70S ribosome.
In association with the decreased incidence of bacteremia, patients in the groups randomized to either azithromycin alone or azithromycin in combination with rifabutin showed reductions in the signs and symptoms of disseminated MAC disease, including fever or night sweats, weight loss, and anemia.
You should begin to feel better during the first few days of treatment with azithromycin.
Azithromycin is sometimes prescribed long term to prevent chest infections if you keep getting them. Tell your doctor right away if you develop persistent diarrhea, abdominal or stomach pain cramping, blood mucus in your stool. The clinical relevance of these findings is unknown.
Biliary excretion of azithromycin, predominantly as unchanged drug, is a major route of elimination. It is sold under the brand names Zithromax and Zmax and as generics by many different drug companies. Giving the medicine with some food or milk may help.
Ask your doctor before use if you are taking the following medications:
At least 2 weeks, to reduce the risk of relapse.
It may cause birth defects or end your pregnancy.
The risk increases in elderly persons, patients taking steroids and persons with kidney or liver dysfunction.
Men and women undergoing chemotherapy are at risk of becoming sterile.
Ask if you suffer from high blood pressure Advise you of the need for careful use of a barrier method of contraception until you have your next period Advise you to see your doctor in three weeks time, especially if you have not had a period by then Discuss the need for regular contraception.
Unless your doctor tells you otherwise, continue your normal diet. For more information regarding azithromycin suspension, you may want to visit our website or check with your health care provider or local pharmacist. It works by stopping the bacteria causing the infection from multiplying. It is not known if azithromycin passes into breast milk.