Azithral (Azithromycin) is an antibiotic medicine used to treat infections caused by bacteria such as bronchitis, pneumonia. Azithral can also be used to treat skin infections and Chlamydia. In some instances, it is also used on patients with complex HIV cases as it treats Mycobacterium avium, this is a condition common with complex HIV patients.
How to use Azithral
As an antibiotic, azithral works through inhibition of bacterial activities in the body. This means that it checks on the ability of the bacteria to reproduce making it hard for infections to spread. Azithral (Azithromycin) is available as 250mg and 500mg tablets. They are normally taken once or as prescribed by a medical doctor. The tablets can be taken with or without food but in both cases should be taken with plenty of fluid during the entire duration of the treatment program. Different patients have different duration of treatment programs depending on condition and response to therapy. It is however greatly discouraged abrupt discontinuation of the medicine even when symptoms are healed. This may cause a relapse in the condition being treated as well as making the bacteria immune to antibiotics which cripple future treatment on bacterial infections.
There are different dosages depending on the condition being treated as well as the patient’s health conditions. Typical dosages are between 250mg and 500mg of daily intake for an adult. The correct prescription should be obtained from a physician. A physician will assess your condition first before determining what the correct dosage would be for you depending on the results of the diagnosis. If you suffer from any medical condition or allergies that may react with the medicine, the physician will be able to determine and if not, you are advised to inform them.
Azithral Side Effects
The use of azithral may lead to experiencing undesired side effects. These may include:
Pains in the stomach
Nausea or vomiting
These are common side effects and unless prolonged, should not worry the patient. There are adverse side effects that patients are advised to seek medical attention immediately as soon as they experience them. This include:
Severe skin rash
Difficulties in breathing
Patients with medical histories on conditions relating to the liver, kidneys or heart are encouraged to talk to their physicians on the suitability of Azithral (Azithromycin) in treating their conditions. Persons suffering from irregular heartbeats as well as stomach problems may experience adverse reactions from the use of azithral and are advised to consult physicians first before starting on their doses.
Patients are not warned to adjust their dosages without the approval of their physicians. Each prescription of the medicine correctly matches the condition being treated and the patient’s health status, altering of the dosage may hurt the patient’s condition or general health. If one is using other prescription or non-prescription medication, including herbal products or supplements, they are advised to consult with the physicians to check whether the drug is suitable for them.