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Azithromycin Treatment Questions

Has someone you know been prescribed Azithromycin, and left you wondering what this medication treats? Do you need to know what the side effects consist of? Experts can answer these types of questions.

What is Azithromycin?

Azithromycin is medication that is used to treat a large selection of bacterial infections. This medication works by stopping bacteria to grow. Azithromycin only treats bacterial infections. This medicine will not work to fight viral infection such as the flu or common cold. If Azithromycin is overused or overdosed, the effectiveness of the medication can become decreased.

What are side effects of Azithromycin?

Azithromycin is a common medication, which can have side effects just like any other medication. These side effects can include but are not limited to:
• Diarrhea/ loose stools
• Fever
• Swelling
• Dry, cracked or scaly skin
• Redness, itching, blistering or crusting of the skin
• Chest pain
• Body aches
• Cloudy urine
• Cough
• Congestion

These are some of the side effects that an individual can suffer from when taking Azithromycin. For more information about this medication read below where Experts have answered frequently asked questions.

Can Azithromycin cause watery stools?

Azithromycin is a medication used to treat bacterial infection. This medication is normally given for five days, since it remains in an individual’s system longer than most medications. It is quite possibly that Azithromycin could cause watery stools. As long as there are no other symptoms such as dizziness, bloody stools or vomiting; then there should be no reason to worry.

What can be done for bloody stools caused by Azithromycin and how long will it take for recovery?

Having bloody stools while taking Azithromycin can be a common side effect, diarrhea can also occur. This type of side effect should be discussed with a doctor. Meanwhile an individual could eat a lighter diet than normal. Avoiding certain foods like spicy or fried foods or ones that cause gas, this way the bowel system has time to rest. Drinking plenty of fluids and yogurt can help. The length of time it takes for bloody stools to resolve can differ in each case. The severity of the reaction to the Azithromycin can determine how long side effects will last.

What is the difference between Ciprofloxacin and Azithromycin? Can these two medications be used at the same time?

Ciprofloxacin is in the class of antibiotics called Fluoroquinolones. This medication works by stopping bacteria from spreading. Now Azithromycin is also an antibiotic, however this type of antibiotic treats bacterial infections. This type of medication can treat more types of infections than Ciprofloxacin. Now as using these medications together, this is not recommended. They can cause each one to cancel out each other.

Can Azithromycin be used to treat a stomach ulcer?

In some cases Azithromycin can treat stomach ulcers. Generally a doctor would have to run test to determine if the ulcer was caused by a bacteria called H. pylori. This is a bacterial infection that is linked with certain ulcers. If the tests come back positive for this infection then Azithromycin can be used as a treatment.

Azithromycin is a medication used to treat many bacterial infections. This medication can cause several question especially if an individual has side effects or an allergic reaction. For individuals that need more information about this medication contact an Expert.
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