Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Understanding The Effects Of Taking Zithromax

Zithromax is classified as a macrolide antibiotic and used to combat a variety of bacterial infections.

This prescription medication works to kill bacteria, as well as prevent the growth of such harmful substances by preventing the bacteria from creating proteins. However, it does so in such a way that it does not interfere with the proteins created within the human body. The oral medication comes in two specific forms, capsules, and oral suspension.

Many physicians prefer Zithromax to other types of antibiotics because of its extended release formula, allowing the drug to remain present within the body for longer periods, which results in less treatment terms and time.

Zithromax is proven to be an effective treatment against infection causing bacteria, such as those types that cause throat infections, sinusitis, pneumonia, bronchitis, laryngitis, tonsillitis, and ear infections. Furthermore, Zithromax is even combative against some STD's (Sexual Transmitted Diseases), for example cervicitis and urethritis.

What is great about Zithromax, is that is carries a relatively small list of possible side effects, especially when compared to other forms of antibiotic medications.

While the drug is not expected to cause harm to that of an unborn baby, it is still important that you confer with your doctor if you are pregnant or could become pregnant while taking Zithromax. It is still unknown if the medication is passed through your breast milk and causes harm to a baby. Therefore, it is recommended that, if breastfeeding, you refrain from taking Zithromax.

While the list is short, there is a possibility for some side effects. If you have taken Zithromax before and had an allergic reaction to it, avoid taking the medication at all costs. Furthermore, if you have taken similar medication such as clarithromycin or erythromycin, and suffered an allergic reaction, you should not take Zithromax. You should also refrain from taking antacids that are magnesium or aluminum based two hours before or after taking this medication.

Those taking Zithromax, should reduce exposure to tanning beds, sunlamps, and sunlight. If you cannot avoid exposure to the sun, you should protect yourself with clothing and at least SPF 15 sunscreen, because this medication could sensitize your skin, making you more susceptible to sunburns.

Some common side effects that could occur while taking Zithromax include mild stomach pain, mild constipation, mild diarrhea, mild vomiting, mild nausea, headache, fatigue, dizziness, vaginal discharge, vaginal itching, skin rash, or itchiness.

If, while taking Zithromax, you experience any allergic reaction symptoms such as, swelling of the throat, tongue, lips, or face, as well as breathing difficulties or hives, you should immediately seek help at the emergency room.

If you experience any serious effects while Taking Zithromax such as jaundice, clay colored stools, darker urine, appetite loss, fever, extreme stomach pain, extreme nausea, irregular heartbeats, chest pain, or bloody or watery diarrhea, you should immediately cease taking the medication and contact your physician right away.

Disclaimer – The information presented here should not be interpreted as or substituted for medical advice. Please talk to a qualified professional for more information about Zithromax.

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