Azithromycin 500mg

Buy Azithromycin for Ureaplasma

Azithromycin is still a good antibiotic for targeting the organisms that frequently cause Ureaplasma. It is however important to get a sexual health screen performed to accurately pinpoint exactly what is the best antibiotic or combination of antibiotics for your infection. This will speed up your recovery and avoid unnecessary treatment with the antibiotics that will not treat the organism causing your particular infection. Widespread use of antibiotics without targeting the causative organism is leading to increased antibiotic resistance and is a global problem. If you have not already been tested, you may wish to choose one from the sexual health testing kits we have available.

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  • Available if doxycycline is not suitable
  • Suitable for infections caused by organisms susceptible to macrolide antibiotics
  • Should be followed by test of cure (TOC)
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Description

Azithromycin belongs to a group of medicines called macrolide antibiotics and contains the active ingredient azithromycin dihydrate. Antibiotics are used to treat infections caused by micro-organisms like bacteria. Azithromycin is used for the treatment of certain infections caused by bacteria that are sensitive to it, including the sexually transmitted infection Ureaplasma.

Suitability

Azithromycin is not suitable if you are allergic to azithromycin dihydrate or any other macrolide antibiotic such as erythromycin or clarithromycin or to any of the other ingredients of this medicine listed in the patient information leaflet.

Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine. You should not use Azithromycin during pregnancy, unless explicitly advised by your doctor. Azithromycin should not be used if you are breastfeeding.

Important Interactions

You must tell your doctor if you are taking, have recently taken or might take other medicines, in particular:

  • antacids - used for heartburn and indigestion
  • ergotamine - used for migraine, should not be taken at the same time as serious side effects may develop (with numbness or tingling sensations in the limbs, muscle cramps, headaches, convulsions, abdominal or chest pain)
  • warfarin or similar medicines - used to thin the blood, as Azithromycin can thin the blood even more
  • terfenadine - used to treat hay fever or skin allergy, should not be taken at the same time as this may cause severe heart problems (shown on an ECG)
  • quinidine - used to treat heart rhythm problems
  • digoxin - used to treat cardiac impairment, as Azithromycin can make the effects of this stronger
Side Effects
  • abdominal pain
  • feeling sick (nausea)
  • vomiting
  • wind (flatulence)
  • diarrhoea
  • lack of appetite (anorexia)
  • feeling dizzy
  • headache
  • skin reactions

Get urgent medical help if you experience any of the following:

  • swelling of the face, lips, tongue, throat, hands, feet or genitals
  • blistering of the skin, mouth, eyes and genitals
Please Note

All medication can cause side effects. We have only listed a few to be aware of. Details of all side effects, including rare side effects to be aware of, are listed in the patient information leaflet (PIL). When completing your medical questionnaire, it is very important that you answer the questions truthfully. This is to ensure your doctor has a full picture of your medical history before prescribing. List all medicines you are already taking, including non-prescription and herbal medicines.

Alternatives

Doxycycline is a suitable alternative if Azithromycin is known not to treat the organism causing your infection.

Looking after your medicine

Do not take medicines after the expiry date stamped on the pack. Keep all medicines out of the reach and sight of children.

Medicines are only intended to be used by the person they are prescribed for. Do not give your prescribed medicine to anybody else, even if they have the same symptoms as you. Medicines can be harmful if used by anybody other than the person they have been prescribed for.

References Azithromycin 500mg Patient Information Leaflet
British National Formulary: azithromycin

Whilst Azithromycin is usually prescribed as shorter treatment course to doxycycline, it is very important to abstain from sexual activity up to 14 days following the end of your treatment. This is to ensure that your infection has been completely cured and that you do not risk infecting a sexual partner and then getting re-infected yourself. This is why our doctors always recommend you perform a test of cure (TOC) after your treatment. This is a repeat sexual health test to make sure that your treatment was successful.

The simple answer is no - Azithromycin is a prescription only antibiotic in the UK and therefore requires you to have a prescription before your pharmacist will be able to dispense it for you. If you can't access your usual GP service easily, you may consider using the complete service offered by online doctors such as Anytime Doctor. Our doctors can prescribe and issue your prescription straight to our partner pharmacy. You then receive your prescribed antibiotic by registered post (signature required).

There are branded versions of Azithromycin available in the UK (Zithromax), however the generic version of Azithromycin contains the same active ingredient, is just as effective and is also cheaper.

Last Reviewed  25/04/2020   Authored  15/09/2009

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