Azithromycin is the generic name of the brand name drug – Zithromax. It is an Antibiotic. It belong to class of drug known macrolide antibiotic. It is used in treating numeral bacterial origin disease e.g. strep throat, intestinal infection, including pneumonia and traveler’s diarrhea. It is helpful in number of sexually transmitted infection named chlamydia and gonorrhea. It also cures bacterial infection like respiratory infection, skin and ear infections. It is also used with other medicines in some other disease which are not included in medication guide.It fights against the bacteria in the body.
Zithromax is available in capsule, tablet, suspension and Injections. It contain the active ingredient azithromycin a macrolide antibiotic. Azithromycin is a generic medicine available in many brand names like Zithromax, Zithromax-TRI PAK, zithromax , Z max , Zithromax IV etc.
Mechanism of Zithromax (Azithromycin) in Action
Protein is an important component for many metabolic activities. It is essential for m-RNA translation. It combines with 50s ribosomes and effect m-RNA translation process .This stops the protein synthesis in bacteria .thus bacteria is unable to grow or is completely paralyzed. This stops it’s multiplication. Then our body auto immune system kills the remaining bacteria. In this way, Azithromycin helps to overcome a bacterial infection. It is not useful in treating viral infection.
Disease where above drug is used, are as follows:
Advantages of Zithromax
Dosage of Zithromax
It is available in capsule, suspension and injection.
Limitation with the use of Zithromax
It cannot be given to ,
There may be some side effects or type of allergy in some patients. They may face difficulty in breathing .Some may experience swelling of face ,lips, tongue or throat. It may sometimes include diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, or head ache. Side effects can be reported to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
It is included in the list of essential medicines of world health organization. It was first made in 1980 and is generic drug also available by many brand names as mentioned before. In 2010 in U.S it was the most prescribed antibiotic. It is a part of the United States Centre’s for diseases control. It is also a recommended regimen for the treatment of gonorrhea. Overall, above drug is effective with a minimal adverse effects. It gave fast results.