Talk to your doctor about the need for additional contraception while taking azithromycin.
As the public health agency tasked with researching and developing STD treatment guidelines, we want to take this opportunity to point out that the findings from this study may not necessarily apply to patients who are treated with azithromycin for chlamydia or gonorrhea.
Rationale for the use of azithromycin as Mycobacterium avium chemoprophylaxis. Do not stop taking azithromycin unless you experience the severe side effects described in the SIDE EFFECTS section. It is important that you follow your doctor s instructions about how much to give.
Abnormal liver function, hepatitis, cholestatic jaundice, hepatic necrosis, and hepatic failure have been reported, some of which have resulted in death. This medication will not work for viral infections such as common cold, flu.
Ask your doctor before use if you are taking the following medications:
Patients who are started on therapy should be closely observed for clinical worsening, suicidal thoughts, or unusual changes in behavior.
If your doctor thinks you are at high risk of side effects on the gut you may be prescribed an additional medicine to help protect your gut.
However, current clinical practice involves the use of lower estrogen dose formulations combined with careful restriction of oral contraceptive use to women who do not have the various risk factors listed in this labeling.
Azithromycin is also available as a liquid suspension that may be more appropriate for use in a bariatric patient. This could result in dangerous side effects. Abnormal liver function, hepatitis, cholestatic jaundice, hepatic necrosis, and hepatic failure. In clinical studies efficacy has been demonstrated against Chlamydia pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae, Legionella pneumophilia, Moraxella catarrhalis, Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pneumoniae.