Azithromycin is a macrolide composed by 15 atoms, belonging to the subclass of azalides. It is a bacteriostatic antibiotic, with a good effect over the intracellular germs or atypical germs. It is effective in respiratory tract infections, soft tissues infections and urogenital infections. When taking azithromycin, Chlamydia is cured within five days. Also, a single dose of azithromycin is enough for the treatment of ureaplasma and mycoplasma. The standard treatment for gonorrhea is 1000mg of Azithromycin in one dose, joined with one dose of Cefixime. 


Adam Miller – pharmacist


Adam Miller – pharmacist

What is Azithromycin?

Azithromycin is an antibiotic witch belong to a group of antibiotics called macrolides. It is used to treat bacterial infections. You can successfully treat chlamydia, gonorrhea, non-specific urethritis, ureaplasma and mycoplasma.  Because of its ability to remain in the human body for a long period of time, medication with Azithromycin will be less intensive and for short periods of time.

In order to find out if this is the right antibiotic for you, all you have to do is complete our online consultation providing us information regarding your medical history and your health status. One of our doctors will review your consultation and if you`re suitable for this drug, you will be able to order it from our online pharmacy. 

What are the benefits when taking Azithromycin?

It is a safe and reliable drug and its effects are seen within days. It is the most suitable treatment if you`re infected to chlamydia, since has the ability to stay in the organism for a long period of time. Azithromycin can cure quite of range of sexual transmitted infections, such as chlamydia, gonorrhea, non-specific urethritis, ureaplasma and mycoplasma. Usually, one short single dose or five-day dose treatment works just fine. 

How do Azithromycin tablets work?

Azithromycin acts on intracellular and extracellular microorganisms. Azithromycin penetrates phagocytes and they will transport it at the focus of the infection, giving your immune system more time to fight the infection. Its effects are post antibiotic, immune-modulatory and anti-inflammatory. Also, Azithromycin is active against Helicobacter pylori. 


Who can take Azithromycin?

In most cases Azithromycin is used to treat chlamydia, ureaplasma and mycoplasma and non-specific urethritis. In combination with Cefixime, Azithromycin treats successfully gonorrhea.


How do you take Azithromycin tablets?

As a general rule, is best to take Azithromycin before dinner. The doses can vary, depending on the medical condition you want to treat. The general approach for this medicine is one singe 500mg dose for the first day of treatment, followed by 250mg tablets once a day for the next four days. This is the required treatment for vaginal chlamydia. In order to treat non-specific urethritis or mycoplasma genitalium two tablets of 500mg must be taken in a single dose. Cefixime and Azithromycin is the proper combination to cure gonorrhea. You will have to end the antibiotic treatment and only after you can perform tests to see if the infection was eradicated. 


To whom Azithromycin can`t be prescribed?

This medicine is not suitable as treatment if you have one of the following health conditions: liver or kidney disease, myasthenia Gravis, a history of Long QT syndrome or a heart rhythm disorder. It is for the best to avoid Azithromycin if you are pregnant or if you breastfeed. It is very important to mention in the online consultation any other drugs you are currently take, not only the prescription medications but also any herbal or non-prescription medications.


What are the side effects of Azithromycin?

Azithromycin is a well-tolerated antibiotic with fewer side effects than most of antibiotics. Even so, gastrointestinal side effects may occur, including diarrhea, stomach pain, nausea and vomiting. However these side effects are mild and normally the will pass right away. Some patients reported skin rush, mild itching, dizziness, headaches, tiredness and vaginal itching or vaginal discharge. If these side effects last for a prolonged period of time or if you are hyper sensitive to its active ingredient, please consult your health provider immediately.  


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