Azithromycin is a prescription-only antibiotic. It used to be prescribed to treat STIs such as chlamydia infections but is no longer recommended for chlamydia treatment.
This is due to an increase in antibiotic resistance. The recommended treatment for chlamydia is now Doxycycline.
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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. 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