Azithromycin is a prescription-only antibiotic that is commonly used to treat bacterial infections such as chlamydia.
After you have placed your order, a doctor will review whether Azithromycin is the correct treatment for you. Once your order has been approved by our doctors, you will receive your prescription via post.
Your Superdrug Online Doctor prescription allows you to buy Azithromycin at any pharmacy in Ireland.
Use our online assessment to order. A Superdrug Online Doctor will complete your prescription and we'll post it to you.
Azithromycin is an antibiotic that is used to treat a number of bacterial infections. It is a part of the Azalide class of antibiotics. The 2 most known brands of Azithromycin are Zithromax and Azithrocin.
Besides chlamydia, Azithromycin is sometimes used to treat a few other conditions, such as pneumonia, sinus infections and other sexually transmitted infections.
Antibiotics stop bacterial infections by entering the bacteria cells and making them unable to reproduce and spread.
When taken correctly, Azithromycin is effective at treating chlamydia in over 95% of cases. To make sure that you take it correctly, it’s important that you complete the treatment by taking every dose on time as prescribed.
In order to treat chlamydia, Azithromycin must be taken for three days. On the first day, you must take four 250mg tablets, on the following two days you’ll take two 250mg tablets each day.
Although Azithromycin is effective at fighting off existing bacterial infections in your body, it does not protect you from getting them again. That’s why it’s recommended that you avoid vaginal, oral, and anal sex, even with a condom, while you’re undergoing treatment. The same is true for your partner. This makes sure that you don’t catch it again while you’re recovering, and that you don’t spread it to anyone else.
Although Azithromycin is commonly prescribed to adults and children, not everyone can take it.
Azithromycin might not be suitable if you:
Are allergic to azithromycin
Are diabetic - liquid azithromycin contains sugar
Have heart problems
Have liver or kidney problems
Have myasthenia gravis, a rare neuromuscular condition that affects muscle strength. Azithromycin can worsen the symptoms of this condition.
Are pregnant or breastfeeding - if so discuss other treatment options with your doctor.