Zithromax (azithromycin) is used for patients diagnosed with some bacteria-induced infection. It is efficient for sexually transmitted diseases, respiratory tract infections and other conditions as told by your health care provider. Your doctor needs to know about whatever drugs you are taking to make sure Zithromax does not interact with any of them. It's best to always have a list of medicines you take for your doctor to see. Some drugs have strong interaction with Zithromax and you may not be able to take it without danger to your health and wellbeing. It is not known for sure whether azithromycin can affect the health of a nursing infant. Do not start the treatment without previously telling your doctor that you are breastfeeding to avoid health effects for your baby. To get a precise amount of Zithromax suspension, make sure you use a special measuring spoon that your pharmacist can provide. You should be aware of the fact that Zithromax can interact with other medications, including aluminum and magnesium containing antacids. Make sure at least 2 hours pass after you have taken Zithromax.
In some cases antibiotics (and Zithromax) can cause severe diarrhea that is bloody or watery. Do not take any drugs to deal with diarrhea before talking to your health care provider. Some of the mild side effects of Zithromax include diarrhea or constipation, sore throat, sleep problems, headache, tiredness, constipation, stomach pain, mild nausea, vision or hearing problems and some others. Do not combine Zithromax with any of the following medicines without discussing it with your doctor: cholesterol-lowering drugs, HIV drugs, ergot medications, calcium channel blockers, other antibiotics, digoxin, carbamazepine, cyclosporine, phenytoin, pimozide, warfarin and theophylline.