Azithromycin belongs to a group of medicines called macrolide antibiotics. Antibiotics are used to treat infections
caused by micro-organisms like bacteria. Azithromycin is used for the treatment of certain infections caused by bacteria that are sensitive to it, such as Travellers’ diarrhoea.
Uses / Instructions
Take ONE tablets daily for 3 days
Talk with your doctor or pharmacist before taking Azithromycin if:
- you have severe liver or kidney problems
- you have severe heart problems or problems with your heart beat such as long QT syndrome (shown on an electro-cardiogram or ECG machine)
- your blood levels of potassium or magnesium are too low
- you develop signs of another infection
- you are taking any ergot derivatives such as ergotamine (to treat migraine) as these medicines should not be taken together with Azithromycin
- you have a certain type of muscle weakness called myasthenia gravis
- you have nervous (neurological) or mental (psychiatric) problems.
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Very common (may affect more than 1 in 10 people)
Common (may affect up to 1 in 10 people)
• being sick (vomiting), stomach pain or cramps, loss of appetite
• change in the quantity of the white blood cells and the concentration of bicarbonate in the blood.
See patient information leaflet for a full list of side effects.
The active substance is azithromycin dihydrate.
Each film-coated tablet contains 250 mg of azithromycin (as dihydrate).
The other ingredients are
Calcium hydrogen phosphate, anhydrous, starch, pregelatinized (maize starch), croscarmellose sodium, sodium lauryl sulfate, magnesium stearate.
Lactose monohydrate, hypromellose, titanium dioxide (E 171), triacetin.
See patient information leaflet of the pack you receive as different brands have different other ingredients.