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Azithromycin 5-Day Dose Pack

Generic name: azithromycin (oral/injection) [a-ZITH-roe-MYE-sin]
Brand Names: Azithromycin 3-day dose pack; Azithromycin 5-day dosing packs; Zithromax IV; Zithromax Tri-PAK; Zithromax ZPak
Drug class: Macrolides

What is Azithromycin 5-Day Dose Pack?

The Azithromycin 5-Day Dose Pack treats many types of infections that are caused by bacteria. These include infections in the skin, respiratory tract, tonsils, and sinuses, as well as infections of the lungs, bladder, cervix, or genitals.The Azithromycin 5-Day Dose Pack can be used in other ways not mentioned in the medication guide.

Side effects of Azithromycin 5-Day Dose Pack

If you experience symptoms of an allergy (hives) or a skin reaction that is severe (fever or sore throat with burning eyes, skin pain or blistering, or red or purple skin patches), then seek emergency medical attention.If you experience a severe drug reaction, seek medical attention. Symptoms include skin rash or hives, fever, swelling of the glands or muscles, weakness, or unusual bruises.

The Azithromycin 5-Day Dose Pack can cause severe side effects. If you experience:

  • Severe abdominal pain, diarrhea, watery or bleeding;
  • If you experience rapid or pounding pulses, fluttering or racing in the chest, shortness of breath, or sudden dizziness (like passing out),
  • Liver problems: nausea; vomiting; loss of appetite (upper right-hand side); tiredness. Itching. Dark urine. Clay-colored stools. Jaundice.

If your baby vomits or becomes irritable while taking azithromycin 5-day dose, call your doctor immediately.The heart rhythm of older adults can be affected by side effects, such as a life-threatening rapid heart rate.

Azithromycin 5-day dose pack side effects may include:

  • Nausea, vomiting,
  • Stomach pain.

There may be other side effects. For medical advice on side effects, call your doctor. Report side effects by calling the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.


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Before you take this drug

Azithromycin is not recommended for people who are allergic or have had any of the following:

  • Azithromycin 5-Day Dose-Pack can cause liver or jaundice problems.
  • A severe reaction is caused by similar medications such as erythromycin or clarithromycin.

Azithromycin 5-Day Dose Pack Oral should not be used for treating pneumonitis if you have any of the following:

  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • An infection that occurs after a stay in the hospital
  • An infection of the blood
  • A weak immune system, caused by diseases like HIV/AIDS and cancer;
  • In older adults and in those with illnesses or disabilities.

If you've ever:

  • Pneumonia;
  • Liver or kidney disease
  • Myasthenia gravis;
  • Low potassium levels in the blood
  • A heart rhythm disorder,
  • Long QT Syndrome

This medicine has not been proven to be effective for treating genital ulcers in women.Inform your doctor of any pregnancy or breastfeeding. Azithromycin 5-Day Dose Pack taken while nursing may result in diarrhea, vomiting, or rash.The Azithromycin 5-Day Dose Pack should not be used by children younger than six months. The Azithromycin 5-Day Dose Pack is not approved for use by anyone younger than 6 months old.

How to take  Azithromycin 5-Day Dose?

Read all the instructions or guides that come with your medication and follow all the directions. Follow the directions on your prescription label.Azithromycin oral 5-day dose pack is consumed by mouth. Azithromycin 5-Day Dose Pack is administered as an intravenous infusion, typically for two days prior to switching over to Azithromycin 5-Day Dose Pack orally. This injection will be given by a healthcare professional.Take an Azithromycin oral 5-day dose pack with or without food.Before measuring a dosage, shake the orally suspended liquid. You can use the provided dosing device or a dose-measuring device.Even if you feel better quickly, continue to take Azithromycin 5-Day Dose-Pack for the entire prescribed time. You can get resistant to infections if you skip doses. Azithromycin 5-Day Dose Pack does not treat a virus, such as the flu or common cough.Keep away from heat and moisture. After 10 days, throw away all unused liquid medicines.

What happens if I miss the dose?

If you are almost due for the next dose, skip the missed one. Never take more than one dose at a time.

What happens if I overdose?

Call 1-800-222-1222 for poison help or seek immediate medical attention.

Avoid this

Antibiotic medicine can cause diarrhea. This may indicate a new illness. Call your doctor if you experience diarrhea that's watery or bleeding.Azithromycin 5-Day Dose Pack can cause you to get sunburn easier. Avoid tanning or sunlight. When you're outdoors, wear protective clothing and use sunblock with SPF 30 or greater.

Interaction with other drug

Inform your doctor of all other medications, including:

  • Colchicine;
  • Digoxin;
  • Nelfinavir;
  • Phenytoin;
  • An antacid containing aluminum or magnesium, such as acid gone, gaviscon gelusil, maalox milk of magnesia, mylanta pepcid, complete rolaids, rulox, and other brands;
  • A blood thinner: warfarin coumadin jantoven

The list below is not exhaustive. Azithromycin is not the only drug that can affect it. Vitamins and herbs are also possible. This list does not include all possible interactions with other drugs.