Zithromax Suspension (Azithromycin) Medication


Zithromax Suspension (Azithromycin)

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Zithromax Suspension is a prescription medicine used to treat certain types of infections caused by specific bacteria. These infections include: 

  • Flare-ups of chronic bronchitis in adults 
  • Sinus infections in adults 
  • Uncomplicated skin and skin structure infections in adults 
  • Urethritis and cervicitis in adults 
  • Genital ulcer disease in men 
  • Ear infections in children 
  • Pneumonia acquired outside the hospital in adults and children 
  • Throat and tonsil infections in adults and children 

As a macrolide-type antibiotic, Zithromax Suspension works by stopping the growth of bacteria. 

Uses and Dosage 

Before taking Zithromax Suspension and with every prescription refill, thoroughly review the accompanying medication guide and patient information leaflet. Seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist if you have any queries or concerns. 

The dosage of this antibiotic is determined based on the patient’s medical condition and treatment response, considering weight in children. 

Typically, Zithromax Suspension is taken once a day as prescribed by the doctor, without regard to food intake. 

Ensure to shake the suspension thoroughly before use to mix the medication evenly. 

For precise dosing, utilize the provided measuring device for Zithromax Suspension, and refrain from using a household spoon. 

If vomiting occurs within an hour of taking this antibiotic, promptly contact your doctor. Only take another dose if instructed by your doctor; refrain from doing so without their guidance. 

To optimize the outcome, take Zithromax Suspension at regular intervals consistently around the same times each day. 

Complete the entire prescribed course of this antibiotic, even if your symptoms improve within a few days. Prematurely discontinuing its use could permit bacterial growth to persist, potentially leading to a recurrence of the infection. 

Side Effects 

Listed below are the potential adverse effects of Zithromax Suspension. Promptly report to your doctor if any of these symptoms persist or worsen. 

Common Side Effects 

  • Headache 
  • Abdominal pain or diarrhea 
  • Nausea or vomiting 

Serious Side Effects 

  • Chest pain or pressure, rapid heartbeat 
  • Irregular heartbeat 
  • Dizziness, fainting 
  • Changes in hearing 
  • Fever 
  • Swollen glands 
  • Changes in eyesight 

Contact your doctor immediately and ask for medical help if any of the above-listed serious side effects are experienced. 

Rare but severe side effects 

  • Diarrhea (common with antibiotics, but severe C diff–associated diarrhea CDAD may occur, which may lead to colitis and can happen during or after antibiotic use) 
    • Seek medical help if experiencing stomach pain, cramps, or abnormal stools. Consult a doctor before treating diarrhea 
  • Severe liver problems signs:  
    • Dark urine 
    • Fatigue 
    • Loss of appetite 
    • Upset stomach 
    • Abdominal pain 
    • Pale stools 
    • Vomiting 
    • Yellow skin or eyes 
  • Severe skin reaction (Stevens-Johnson syndrome/toxic epidermal necrolysis) Symptoms:  
    • Red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin (with or without fever) 
    • Red or irritated eyes 
    • Sores in the mouth, throat, nose, or eyes 

Seek immediate medical assistance if you experience these rare but severe side effects. 

Allergic Reactions 

In rare cases, Zithromax Suspension may trigger a serious allergic response. Immediate medical aid must be sought if you observe any indications of an allergic reaction, such as: 

  • Rash 
  • Hives 
  • Itching 
  • Skin redness, swelling, or peeling, with or without fever 
  • Wheezing 
  • Chest or throat tightness 
  • Breathing difficulties 
  • Swallowing or speaking challenges 
  • Unusual hoarseness 
  • Swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat 

This list does not encompass all potential side effects of Zithromax Suspension. Notify your doctor if any unlisted side effects appear. 


Before starting treatment with Zithromax Suspension, inform your doctor if you have any known allergies, particularly to azithromycin or to other antibiotics (e.g., erythromycin, clarithromycin, telithromycin). 

Ask your pharmacist for more details about this antibiotic, as it may contain inactive ingredients that may lead to allergic reactions or other complications. 

To ensure Zithromax Suspension is safe for you, disclose to your doctor your medical background, particularly if you have:  

  • Liver disease 
  • Kidney disease 
  • Myasthenia gravis (muscle disease) 

Inform all your healthcare providers of any current or recently started or stopped medications, including prescription and over-the-counter drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements, to lower the risk of drug interaction with Zithromax Suspension. 

Antacids containing aluminum or magnesium can reduce azithromycin absorption if taken concurrently. To avoid this interaction, separate the intake of Zithromax Suspension and such antacids by at least 2 hours. 

Zithromax Suspension is ineffective against viral infections like the common cold or flu. Inappropriate usage or mishandling of any antibiotic can result in reduced efficacy. 

The use of this antibiotic may lead to a heart rhythm condition called QT prolongation. This rare but serious condition can result in a fast or irregular heartbeat and other symptoms, such as severe dizziness and fainting, requiring immediate medical attention. 

Inform your healthcare provider about your use of Zithromax Suspension before receiving any immunizations or vaccinations, as it can potentially reduce the effectiveness of live bacterial vaccines like the typhoid vaccine. 

Zithromax Suspension should only be used during pregnancy when deemed necessary. Talk with your healthcare provider to assess the potential risks and benefits. 

Newborns taking Zithromax Suspension have experienced severe stomach problems. Contact your doctor immediately if your child vomits or becomes irritable during feeding. 

Azithromycin is excreted in breast milk. Before breastfeeding, consult your doctor to assess its risks and benefits. 

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Oral Suspension


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