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Antibiotic: Azithromycin is used to treat certain bacterial infections, such as bronchitis; pneumonia; sexually transmitted diseases and infections of the ears, lungs, sinuses, skin, throat, and reproductive organs. Azithromycin is in a class of medications called macrolide antibiotics. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria. Antibiotics will not kill viruses that can cause colds, flu, or other in. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Azithromycin (zithromax, azithrocin, zmax, azin) is an azalide, a subclass of macrolide antibiotics. Azithromycin is one of the world's best-selling antibiotics.[not in citation given (see discussion.)] it is derived from erythromycin, with a methyl-substituted nitrogen atom incorporated into the lactone ring, thus making ...Read more
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Combined therapy: Azithromycin & Cefuroxime are given for broad coverage of microorganisms in immuno compromised pt, ICU sick pt, dialysis pt, severe exacerbated copd& nursing home pt. Azithromycin covers atypical bacteria like mycoplasma, legionella well while Cefuroxime for staphs. Mono therapy is good for pneumonia, sinusitis, cellulitis& otitis. Thank you & wish you good health. ...Read more
None, I hope: Most bronchitis is viral, and Azithromycin won't help. If you have a known atypical pneumonia from bacterial causes it depends on the infectious agent, etc. The typical dose is 500, g for one day then 250mg for four days for a bronchitis in a patient with COPD and worsening cough... Otherwise chicken soup is just the thing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was bitten by a mosquito,.then my skin turns red and tender..My derm.prescr.me zithromax oral Ab..Is this antibiotic effective??
Skin infection: I am assuming the concern in this case is a skin infection at the site of the bite. Typically for a skin infection where you might want to cover for strep or staph species you might see the physician prescribe Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) or Keflex or a med from that family of meds. You might want to ask your Doctor why he chose zithromax, he might have a good reason I am not aware of. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer