Azithromycin has been designed for the needs of patients with ear infections, middle ear infection, tonsillitis, skin infections, strep throat, pneumonia, respiratory infections or sexually transmitted diseases, although it can be used for some other conditions. You should not be using it if you have ever been allergic to erythromycin, troleandomycin, azithromycin, clarithromycin or telithromycin, and your doctor will need to know if you have kidney disease, myasthenia gravis, liver disease, heart rhythm disorder or a history of Long QT syndrome before the treatment can be started.
You will need to be taking Azithromycin twice a day or more often, with a full glass of water. You will need to avoid medications like digoxin, warfarin, pimozide, dihydroergotamine, theophylline, HIV medicine, methysergide, phenytoin, triazolam, diazepam, alprazolam, cholesterol-lowering medicines, calcium channel blockers, carbamazepine, cyclosporine or ergotamine. Some mild side effects Azithromycin may cause include mild nausea, problems with hearing, diarrhea, headache, dizziness, mild itching, stomach upset, constipation, vomiting, skin rash, decreased sense of smell, insomnia, nervous feeling or vaginal itching.