Azithromycin

Azithromycin
  • Azithromycin

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Azithromycin

From£13.99
  • Medication features

    • Single dose or divided dose treatment available
    • Used to treat bacterial infections, including traveller's diarrhoea
    • Can be used if travelling abroad to Asia, South America or Africa

Overview

NOTE: After selecting this product, you will need to complete a short assessment, so we can make sure this medication is suitable for you.

Azithromycin is an antibiotic that can be used to treat traveller’s diarrhoea. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria and is ideal if you are travelling to majority of the world.

Patient Information Leaflet (from EMC):

https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.11681.pdf?view=pil

 

Directions

Dosage

Single Dose Treatment: Take four tablets as a single dose. (Total daily dose is 1000mg)

Divided Dose Treatment: Take two tablets once daily for 1 - 3 days. (Total daily dose is 500mg) Azithromycin tablets should be swallowed whole with water, with or without food.

FAQ

  • What is the difference between a single dose and divided dose treatment?

    There is less chance of side effects with a divided dose of treatment. Single dose treatment has more chance of causing nausea.

  • Can I drink alcohol whilst taking Azithromycin?

    Yes. There are no interactions between azithromycin and alcohol.

Side Effects

Side effects include:

  • Headache
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Skin reactions

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