Zithromax is manufactured by the leading pharmaceutical company, Pfizer pharmaceuticals. It contains the main active ingredient Azithromycin, which belongs to a group of drugs known as a macrolide antibiotic. This antibiotic is indicated to treat different types of infections caused by bacteria, such as respiratory infections, skin infections, ear infections, and sexually transmitted diseases. Different dosages of the pill are 250 mg, 500 mg, and 600 mg.
Manufacturer: Pfizer Pharmaceutical
Active Ingredient: The given medication is composed of the main active ingredient Azithromycin. This antibiotic ingredient is a semisynthetic macrolide antibiotic, which is commonly used to treat a wide variety of mild-to-moderate bacterial infections. It plays the role of an antibacterial drug, an environmental contaminant and a xenobiotic. Primarily, it is used to treat respiratory, enteric and genitourinary infections.
Indications: Mentioned antibiotic is approved for the reduction of the development of drug-resistant bacteria. It should be used only to treat infections that are caused by susceptible bacteria. It can be used to treat sexually transmitted diseases like non-gonococcal urethritis and cervicitis due to chlamydia trachomatis. It treats mycobacterial infections such as prophylaxis of disseminated mycobacterium avium complex disease. This pill is used in combination with ethambutol for the treatment of disseminated MAC infections in persons with advanced HIV infection.
Action Mechanism: This pill is a type of antibiotic called a macrolide that works by preventing bacteria from producing proteins that are essential to them. These proteins are necessary for the growth, replication, and multiplication of bacteria. The bacteria eventually die or are destroyed by the immune system.
Dosages: This microbial antibiotic treats various bacterial infections effectively. This pill is available in various dosages as mentioned below:
- 250 mg: This given antibiotic shall be given once a day with or without food as prescribed by the doctor
- 500 mg: Recommended to take this antibiotic medicine once a day with food to avoid stomach upset as directed by the doctor
- 600 mg: It is to be taken as prescribed by the doctor, do not go against prescription by the doctor
Note: It is advisable to take an antacid containing aluminum or magnesium with a gap of 2 hours before or after this medicine.