Side effect(s) of Azithromycin

Review the side-effects of Azithromycin as documented in medical literature. The term "side effects" refers to unintended effects that can occur as a result of taking the medication. In majority of the instances these side-effects are mild and easily tolerable, however sometimes they can be more severe and can be detrimental.

If the side effects are not tolerable adjusting the dosage or switching to a different medication can help to manage or overcome side effects. If you have any doubts or questions, we recommend seeking advice from your doctor or pharmacist.

- Chest pain, abnormal heart rate, low blood pressure, abnormal heart rhythm with QT prolongation and torsades de pointes.

- Indigestion, loss of appetite, flatulence, gastritis, loose stools, vomiting, colitis and constipation.

- Kidney failure and vaginal inflammation.

- Decrease in platelets.

- Abnormal liver function, jaundice and liver failure.

  Central Nervous System
- Weakness, tingling, fatigue, uneasiness, dizziness/vertigo, headache, drowsiness, hyperactivity, nervousness, agitation and syncope.

- Itching, severe allergic reactions, irritation, fungal infection, sweating, hives and blistering.

- Hearing loss and/or tinnitus, abnormalities in taste and smell sensation.

- Allergic reaction.

- Increased cough, inflammation of pharynx, pleural effusion and rhinitis.

Other Precautions :

Avoid excess dosage.

Drug Name : Azithromycin

Azithromycin(Zithromax) generic is a macrolide antibiotic used for various bacterial infections such as infections of the middle ear, throat, bronchus, sinuses, skin and soft tissue. It is also useful in treating pneumonia, typhoid, gonorrhoea, granuloma inguinale and chancroid. It prevents bacterial growth.

Trade Names for Azithromycin

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