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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, in order to benefit from the treatment. 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.

Superdrug online doctor provides a fast and confidential azithromycin prescription service. To place your order, just fill in our brief questionnaire. Our online doctor will review whether azithromycin is suitable for you.

You will receive your prescription via post and you can use it to buy azithromycin at any pharmacy in ireland.
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How is Azithromycin taken?

Chlamydia treatment with Azithromycin is very simple. You will take two 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.

Your pharmacist may provide you with four tablets instead of two, which contain 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 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.

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

  • 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, 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.