Zithromax is used to treat bacterial infections such as pneumonia, bronchitis, tonsillitis, laryngitis, throat infections, sinusitis, ear infections and STDs (sexually transmitted diseases). It is also prescribed for a number of other medical conditions as determined by a doctor.
Zithromax is to be used as directed by a doctor. To ensure that the infection clears completely, the full course of Zithromax must be taken, even if there is a significant improvement in the patient’s condition. Failure to complete the full course may decrease the effectiveness of the drug. In addition there may be a serious risk that the bacteria will develop an immunity to Zithromax and other antibacterial medications.
If a dose is missed, it can be taken as soon as you remember, as long as it does not clash with the next scheduled dose. In this case, rather skip the missed dose. Never take a double dose.
Zithromax can cause dizziness, vision problems, drowsiness and lightheadedness which may worsen if Zithromax is used with alcohol and other medications. Zithromax is to be used with caution. In the early stages of treatment do not drive or perform any potentially dangerous activity in case of an adverse reaction. If symptoms persist, or get worse, contact your doctor immediately. Zithromax should only be used by the person for whom it was prescribed. Never increase or decrease the dosage without consulting a doctor.