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, in order to benefit from the treatment.
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How is Azithromycin taken?
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 treatment won’t affect your ability to drive a car or operate machinery.
What does one Azithromycin tablet contain?
Tablets may come with 250mg or 500mg of the active ingredient Azithromycin. In order you cure 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.
Common Azithromycin Side Effects