Azithromycin is presented in a tablet, a prolonged-release (liquid) suspension and a suspension (liquid) for oral administration. Tablets and suspension (Zithromax) is usually taken with or without food once a day for 1 to 5 days. When used for the prevention of disseminated MAC infection, azithromycin tablets are usually taken with or without food once a week. The extended-release suspension (Zmax) is usually taken on an empty stomach (at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal) as a single dose. To help you remember to take azithromycin, take it at about the same time every day. Carefully follow the instructions on the label of your prescription and ask your doctor or other healthcare provider to explain any part you do not understand. Take azithromycin exactly as directed. You can buy it at RXShopMD.
Use a spoon, oral syringe or measuring cup to administer the dose, to measure the correct amount of the medication. Rinse the measuring device with water after taking the full dose of the medication.
If you receive Zithromax for suspension in the single dose, pack of 1 gram, you must first mix it with water before taking the medication. Mix the contents of the 1 gram pack with 1/4 cup (60 ml) of water in a glass and consume all the contents immediately. Add 1/4 cup (60 ml) of additional water to the same glass, mix and consume the entire contents to ensure you receive the full dose.
If you receive the extended-release suspension of azithromycin (Zmax) as a dry powder, you must first add water to the bottle before taking the medication. Open the bottle by pressing and turning the lid. Use the extended-release azithromycin suspension within 12 hours of receiving it from the pharmacy or after adding water to the powder.
If you vomit within one hour after taking azithromycin, call your doctor immediately. Your physician will inform you if you require taking one more dosage. Do not take one more dose unless your physician tells you to.
You should start to feel better during the first few days of treatment with azithromycin. Take azithromycin in anticipation of you conclude the recommendation, yet if you consider improved. Do not stop taking azithromycin unless you experience the severe side effects described in the secondary effects section. If you stop taking azithromycin too soon or skip doses, the infection may not be completely cured and the bacteria may become resistant to the antibiotics.