Azithromycin tablets are semi synthetic derivatives of drug erythromycin. Azithromycin belongs to a category of macrolide chemicals. Azithromycin tablets are manufactured under the brand names Zithromax, Zmax etc. It is a drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of U.S. as a treatment to many infection conditions caused due to bacteria.
Azithromycin tablets are available in 100 mg, 250 mg and 500 mg preparations for oral administration. There are some other preparations also. Azithromycin tablets can be used with or without food.
Azithromycin or Azithromycin Tablets are very effective against a huge amount of bacteria like Staphylococcus aureus, Sreptococcus pneumoniae, Mycobacterium avium, Mycoplasma pneumoniae and many others. Azithromycin which is the active ingredient inside azithromycin tablets stops the action of necessary protein production in bacteria. These proteins are essential for the reproduction of bacteria. Therefore Azithromycin tablets function against and prevent the further growth of bacteria allowing the infection to fade away with time.
Today Azithromycin tablets are used by physicians to treat mild to moderate bacterial infections. Infections like pneumonia, skin infections, middle ear infections in children and many other conditions are treated with Azithromycin tablets.
Recommended doses of Azithromycin tablets for adults in some infections are given below (FDA approved conditions)
Azithromycin tablets are given. Azithromycin immediate-release 500 mg tablet is given orally. Recommended as a single dose on the first day and after 250 mg oral tablet once a day for 2 – 5 days for mild infections.
Azithromycin tablets are given as 500 mg orally once a day. Should be given 3 to 5 days for mild to moderate infections and a foe severe conditions longer duration (at least 7 – 10 days or 3 weeks)
Azithromycin tablets are given .Immediate-release is given 500 mg orally as a single dose for 1 day and 250 mg orally once a day for 2-5 days.
Acute bacterial sinusitis
Azithromycin tablets are given as immediate-release tablet 500 mg orally once a day for 3 days
Skin and Structure Infection
For uncomplicated conditions Azithromycin tablets, immediate-release 500 mg orally is given as a single dose on the first day. After, 250 mg oral tablets are given once a day for 2-5 days.
Acute bacterial exacerbations of COPD (mild to moderate)
Azithromycin tablets are given .Immediate-release 500 mg is given orally once a day for 3 days
Azithromycin tablets are rapidly absorbed into the body and are well tolerated when given orally. However Azithromycin tablets should be administered about 1 hour before or 2 hours after meals. Also aluminum and magnesium antacids can delay the absorption of Azithromycin and reduce peak serum concentrations.
Before taking Azithromycin tablets a patient should consider some facts. A pregnant woman, a person who has problems regarding heart and kidneys, or a person who uses some other medications or an individual with any allergic conditions to any medicine should be careful before using Azithromycin tablets.
Additionally using Azithromycin tablets in the same time every day may increase the effectiveness of the therapy. However some side effects may occur with intake of azithromycin tablets as diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.
In conclusion Azithromycin tablets can help you to get rid of these bacterial infections once and for all!