Azithromycin is a prescription medication
used to treat bacterial infections such as infections of the lungs and airways, eyes,
ears, sinuses, skin, throat, and infections from sexually transmitted diseases. Azithromycin
belongs to a group of drugs called macrolide antibiotics, which stop the growth of bacteria.
This medication comes in tablet, oral suspension, eye drop, and injection forms. The tablets
and oral suspensions are taken once a day, with or without food. The extended release
suspension is taken once only on an empty stomach. The eye drops are used in the affected
eye twice a day. The injection is given by a healthcare professional. Common side effects
of azithromycin include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, and headache. Eye
irritation is the common side effect of the eye drop form. It’s important not to take
Azithromycin unless prescribed by a doctor. For RxWiki, I’m Lindsay Morrison.