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Bacterial Infections Treatment. Azithromycin review

Even though many people, especially parents, are quite skeptic about the use of semi-synthetic and synthetic drugs and the antibiotics in particular, without the antibiotics the bacterial infections would be much more difficult to eliminate. The side effects are usually caused by patients taking antibiotics not as prescribed by doctor or self-treating themselves with antibiotics. Just like all other drugs the antibiotics have to comply with strongent safety standards and would therefore never be approved for sale if they are considered a major health hazard. Of course, if antibiotic course has been prescribed and side effects experienced, immediate medical attention should be sought.

From all the popular antibiotics sold, the azithromycin is by far one of the most commonly prescribed. It belongs to a class of macrolide antibiotics and is used for treating common bacterial infections; the drug was discovered in the 1980 by Croatian scientists and patented by them; a year later the pharmaceutical corporation Pfizer signed an agreement, which allowed them to market azithromycin in Western Europe and the United States. Azithromycin is marketed under various names in the different countries, with Zithromax online pharmacy, Zentiva and Sumamed being the most well-known. Still, it is sold under numerous generic names too and is packed in capsules of azithromycin 500mg and 250mg, but a one-time larger dose is also available.

Tonsillitis, pneumonia and bronchitis are the most known bacterial infections treated with azithromycin. Although the antibiotic is extremely safe and prescribed to adults and children alike, it can cause adverse side effects with the most common of these effects being nausea, abdominal pain and vomiting. Azithromycin can react with birth control pills and other medications. Prior to starting a course of azithromycin, you should discuss with your physician all medications and supplements that you might be taking, as well as the health conditions that you have. This is very important since the azithromycin is not recommended to people with kidney disease, liver disease, and other serious diseases.

Azithromycin is sometimes sold as generic Zithromax on many of the online drugstores and costs considerably less than the drug that you can purchase in the local drugstores. Even though the generic drugs are cheaper, they are not imitations – they are the same drugs, with the same ingredients, and act as well as the brand-name drugs. Still, just like with everything else sold online, the drugs should be purchased only from well-known and established online pharmacies and a caution should be exercised.