- Active ingredient: Azithromycin
- Dosages: 250 mg, 500 mg tablets, oral suspension
- Therapeutic class: Macrolide antibiotic
- Manufacturer: Pfizer Inc.
- FDA Approved: June 12, 1996
||Brand Zithromax Z-pak
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Zithromax Medical Uses
Zithromax is a macrolide antibiotic. It fights bacteria in the body. Azithromycin is prescribed for adults to
treat certain mild to moderate upper and lower respiratory tract infections, including pharyngitis (strep throat),
tonsillitis, sinus infections, worsening of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and pneumonia; skin infections;
pelvic inflammatory disease (PID); sexually transmitted infections of the cervix or urinary tract (Chlamydia trachomatis).
Also, it is at least as effective as minocycline for acne and may be used in people who should not take tetracyclines.
In children, Zithromax is used to treat middle ear infection, pertussis, pneumonia, tonsillitis, and strep throat.
Azithromycin suspension is well received by children, has a small dosing quantity and short length of treatment.
How to order Zithromax
Antibiotic Zithromax (azithromycin) goes as a Z-pak, one pak contains 6 tablets 250 mg. Select the offer from price
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Ordering Zithromax Z-pak to treat Pneumonia
Pneumonia sometimes presents after a cold, the flu, or any condition that damages the defenses of the airways that would
allow bacteria to infect them. The symptoms of Pneumonia can vary and generally overlap with other symptoms of the common
cold or flu and sometimes it is difficult to recognize pneumonia. Many people attribute it to a cold that just won't go
away. However, Pneumonia can be life-threatening or even fatal if it is not properly treated. Treatment depends of the
organism responsible for the infection. If the cause is bacterial, then the goal of treatment is to cure the infection
with antibiotics. If the infection is severe, if the person is having difficulty breathing, or has other chronic diseases,
then intravenous (IV-injected into a vein) antibiotics may be needed and are usually administered in a hospital.
Antibiotic classes used to treat Community Acquired Pneumonia include: cephalosporins, macrolides, quinolones,
tetracyclines. Macrolides (particularly newer azithromycin and clarithromycin), have a broad antimicrobial spectrum against
atypical pneumonia pathogens and have anti-inflammatory effects that may be useful for people with pneumonia. They alter the
chemical activity inside the bacteria, preventing the production of proteins needed by the bacteria to survive.
Azithromycin prevents protein production in bacteria. This allows the body to get the infection under control.
The Zithromax Z-PAK is often considered as first-choice macrolide for treatment of community-acquired pneumonia.
Dosage for adults and adolescents 16 years of age and older: 500 mg on the first day, then 250 mg once a day on 4 days.
Oral azithromycin should not be used in patients with pneumonia who are judged to be inappropriate for oral therapy because
of moderate to severe illness or risk factors, such as: cystic fibrosis, nosocomially acquired infections, or known or
suspected bacteremia; or in those who require hospitalization, are elderly or debilitated, or have significant underlying
health problems that may compromise their ability to respond to their illness.
- 1. Sánchez F, et al. Is azithromycin the first-choice macrolide for
treatment of community-acquired pneumonia? Clin Infect Dis. May 15, 2003;36:1239–45.
- 2. Zithromax Consumer Information
Last Updated: December, 2013