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Pack of Azithromycin 500mg

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Azithromycin

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Azithromycin is a prescription-only antibiotic used to treat STIs such as chlamydia. It is very effective against the bacteria which cause chlamydia infections and clears over 95% of all infections. It is vital that you follow the instructions in the patient leaflet and take azithromycin correctly. A course of azithromycin consists of one single dose, which means that you will take two tablets at the same time. You will not have to take any additional tablets thereafter.
Azithromycin (2 x 500mg) £27.50

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Superdrug online doctor provides a fast and confidential service. To place your order, fill in our brief questionnaire. One of our online doctors will review your order and approve appropriate treatment.

We offer free delivery and provide a convenient click and collect service, which allows you to pick up your treatment at a Superdrug pharmacy near you. Please note, product packaging may differ from the image above.

How is azithromycin taken?

Chlamydia treatment with azithromycin is very simple. You will take two 500mg tablets of azithromycin at the same time. In combination, the two tablets contain 1000 milligrams (1 gram) of the active ingredient, which is sufficient to cure your infection. You won’t need to take any further tablets afterwards.

Which dosage do I need to take?

Your pharmacist may provide you with four tablets instead of two, which contain a dosage of 250mg each. In this case, you must take all four tablets in order to take the 1000 mg dose of azithromycin required for chlamydia treatment.

Azithromycin tablets should be swallowed whole with a drink of water, either one hour before the next meal or at least two hours after the last meal. Your chlamydia treatment won’t affect your ability to drive a car or operate machinery.

Will the infection come back?

One course of azithromycin will clear the infection. Cases in which one course does not suffice are very rare. However, if you still have chlamydia symptoms one week after your treatment please consult a doctor. You may require further treatment or an additional test to establish the cause of your symptoms.

The most important precaution in order to prevent re-infection is to avoid sex for one week after your treatment. This is to ensure, that you do not pass your infection to a partner, who is likely to pass it back to you. If despite this recommendation you decide to have intercourse within one week of treatment, you must ensure you use a condom to minimise the risk of infection.

Can I drink alcohol with azithromycin?

Azithromycin does not interact with alcohol. Drinking alcohol won’t stop your treatment from working.

How does it work?

Azithromycin is an antibiotic which is used to treat a range of bacterial infections. These bacteria need certain proteins, without which they can’t grow and reproduce. Azithromycin prevents the bacteria from producing the proteins, thus preventing them from multiplying. As a result, the infection won’t spread further and your immune system can kill the remaining bacteria.

Who can take it?

Who can take azithromycin?

Azithromycin is a prescription-only medication and it’s important that a doctor checks whether it’s safe for you to take. 

You mustn't take azithromycin if you are allergic to any of the ingredients or if you are allergic to azithromycin dihydrate, erythromycin or any other macrolide or ketolide antibiotic.

It is also important that you mention to your doctor if you:

  • Have or have had a severe kidney or liver problem
  • Have or have had a heart problem (long QT syndrome, arrhythmias or heart failure)
  • You have low blood levels of magnesium or potassium
  • Develop a different infection while taking azithromycin
  • You are taking ergotamine or an different ergotamine derivative (used to treat migraines)
  • Suffer from a muscle condition called myasthenia
  • gravis
  • Suffer from a neurological or psychiatric problem

Is azithromycin safe in pregnancy?

There is insufficient information about the safety of azithromycin during pregnancy and when breastfeeding. You should only take azithromycin if your doctor advises you to do so and make sure you mention if you are currently trying for a baby, pregnant or breastfeeding. Please note, that Superdrug Online Doctor can’t provide azithromycin to women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. 

Ingredients

What does one azithromycin tablet contain?

Tablets may come with 250mg or 500mg of the active ingredient azithromycin. In order to cure your chlamydia you need to take 1000mg of azithromycin - your pharmacist will provide you with the exact number of tablets required. Azithromycin tablets contain further inactive ingredients, including lactose, maize starch, magnesium stearate, sodium lauryl sulphate,  iron oxide (black) E172, gelatin, shellac, propylene glycol, sulphur dioxide and titanium dioxide.

Azithromycin Side Effects

Common Azithromycin Side Effects

  • nausea
  • bloating and wind
  • stomach cramps
  • diarrhoea
  • dizziness
  • loss of appetite
  • headache
  • feeling or being sick
  • numbness
  • visual disturbances
  • itchy skin or rash
  • Low lymphocyte count (a type of white blood cell)
  • Low blood bicarbonate levels
  • tiredness
Uncommon Side Effects of Azithromycin
  • blistering of genitals, mouth, eyes and skin
  • anxiety
  • thrush
  • allergic reactions
  • insomnia
  • palpitations
  • ringing in the ears
  • chest pain
  • Inflammation of the liver
Consult a doctor immediately if:
  • you suffer an allergic reaction
  • you experience severe diarrhoea, especially if your stool contains blood
  • you experience a severe skin rash
  • you feel faint and dizzy for a prolonged period of time
  • you notice changes in your heartbeat (if it appears to be faster than usual or irregular)
You must make sure you tell your doctor if you suffer from kidney, liver or heart problems before you take azithromycin tablets, as the treatment may not be suitable for you. The same applies if you are allergic to one of the ingredients. Patients who are taking medicines derived from ergot (for example the migraine medication ergotamine) should also abstain from using azithromycin. 

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, please discuss treatment options with your GP.

If you would like to discuss your chlamydia treatment with one of our doctors, you can book a telephone consultation. Our doctors will be able to give you personalised advice on how to treat and prevent chlamydia.

Drug Interactions

Azithromycin can cause interactions if taken with certain other medicines. When you are prescribed azithromycin, make sure you mention any other medications you are currently taking or have recently taken. This includes prescription medications but also herbal remedies and supplements.

Medicines which are known to interact with azithromycin include:

  • Antacids (for heartburn and indigestion)
  • Ergotamine
  • Statins
  • Warfarin and other coumarin type oral anticoagulants
  • Cisapride
  • The hayfever treatment Terfenadine
  • The HIV medications zidovudine and nelfinavir
  • Rifabutin
  • Cyclosporin
  • Alfentanil
  • Theophylline
  • Astemizol
  • Digoxin
  • pimozide

Your doctor will assess whether azithromycin is suitable for you and how you can take it to avoid interactions with any other medications you are taking.
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