What is Azithromycin?
Azithromycin is an antibiotic from the group of drugs known as macrolides, which belong to the glycosides. Macrolides are antibiotic drugs, but their spectrum of action is similar to that of penicillin. Also, these types of drugs are widely used in pediatrics because of the broad spectrum of activity. Even pregnant women can take them without hesitation. There are numerous studies on this. Azithromycin is mainly used to fight pneumonia and some venereal diseases, such as chlamydia.
Azithromycin – An effective Chlamydia treatment
For the treatment of chlamydia infection, a special antibiotic is necessary. Since chlamydia is not a candida yeast fungus, it must be treated with antibiotics. Azithromycin is, therefore, the antibiotic of choice to fight this type of bacteria! Another antibiotic with a similar role is Doxycycline. You can find and order both of these products on our platform. Please note that you need a prescription for these antibiotics. At Apomeds, we can issue you an electronic prescription for the desired treatment, after you complete a short medical questionnaire.
How does Azithromycin work?
If the human immune system is not strong enough and bacteria like chlamydia spread, Azithromycin blocks the protein synthesis in bacterial pathogens and thus inhibits the growth of the germs. The antibiotic supports the immune system, which can take care of the germ removal by the final excretion of bacteria. In this way, a speedy recovery can be initiated, the symptoms disappear and the inflammation in your body goes away.
How to take Azithromycin
Each pill contains 500 mg or 250 mg of the active ingredient. Take one tablet by mouth, each day at the same time of day, together with a meal and plenty of fluids. There are different intake outlines:
There are different intake outlines:
- Single dose: uncomplicated infections in the genital area usually respond to a single dose of 1000 mg
- 3 - day treatment: for one to three days, take one tablet of 500 mg once a day, which is 1,500 mg in total
- 5 - day treatment: on the first day a film-coated tablet of 500 mg is taken. On the following 4 days, 1/2 tablet is taken per day, which is a total of 1,500 mg
In patients weighing less than 45 kilograms, the dosage should be lower. For this you should ask a doctor or come to our online-consultation
As with all medications, you may experience certain side effects when taking Azithromycin.
- Gastrointestinal discomfort
- Vision disturbances
Rare side effects:
- Liver dysfunction
- Renal impairment
- Discoloration of the teeth
- Hearing Disorders
If any of the above or other side effects occur, tell your doctor immediately. Read the Patient Information Leaflet for detailed information on side effects, contraindications, and drug interactions.
Contraindications and interactions with other medications
The following active ingredients increase the side effects when used simultaneously:
- Ergot alkaloids used for migraine, high blood pressure, Parkinson and circulatory disorders
- Astemizole, which is used in allergies
- Alfentanil for pain relief during surgery
Azithromycin increases the effect of the following medications:
- Digoxin, which is used in cardiac dysfunction
- The medicine should not be taken with alcohol, as this reduces its effect.
Do not take the medicine in these cases:
- In case of liver dysfunction
- In potassium and magnesium deficiency
- With heart problems
- With penicillin allergy
- With Azithromycin allergy
Disclaimer: Please note that the drug you see in the picture indicates one of the possible manufacturers of the product. We might send you a drug from a different manufacturer. However, all products on our platform comply with EU standards.
Order Azithromycin online
For the treatment of chlamydia infection, we put at your disposal a highly effective antibiotic called Azithromycin. The available doses are 500 mg and 250 mg. Within a short time after taking the medication, the infection and the symptoms stop. The Azithromycin reviews are quite positive for the elimination of the infection. Just fill out our medical questionnaire, which will later be reviewed by our experienced EU-licensed doctors. If you are eligible to take the drug, the online prescription will be forwarded directly to a mail-order pharmacy. The medication will be delivered to you within 48 hours. Read How it works for further information.