Board-certified physicians medically review Drugwatch content to ensure its accuracy and quality. Drugwatch partners with Physicians’ Review Network Inc. PRN is a nationally recognized leader in providing independent medical reviews. Reviewer specialties include internal medicine, gastroenterology, oncology, orthopedic surgery and psychiatry. Zithromax (azithromycin), also known as Z-Pak, is an antibiotic approved for treatment of respiratory, skin and other bacterial infections. Food and Drug Administration warned of an increased risk of cancer relapse and death in some patients who take the drug long-term. Studies link the drug to side effects, including an increased risk of fatal heart problems. Board-certified physicians medically review Drugwatch content to ensure its accuracy and quality. Drugwatch partners with Physicians’ Review Network Inc. PRN is a nationally recognized leader in providing independent medical reviews. Reviewer specialties include internal medicine, gastroenterology, oncology, orthopedic surgery and psychiatry. You might have taken azithromycin for a bacterial infection. While it's not actually approved for use in cats and dogs by the U. Food and Drug Administration, veterinarians are permitted to use it "off-label" for their feline and canine patients. Marketed under the brand name Zithromax, azithromycin is an antibiotic that attacks bacteria by disabling its ability to reproduce. Once given to Kitty, it's absorbed rapidly by his body. The bacteria it does in includes several varieties of streptococci, Staphylococcus aureus, Borrelia burgdorferi, and certain Hemophilus, Mycoplasma, and Bacteroides species. While you might not be familiar with all of those, you've probably heard of chlamydia. Azithromycin is effective against some species of that bacteria. Although your vet might prescribe azithromycin for a number of bacterial infections, in cats it's most common use is treating urinary and respiratory tract infections.
Azithromycin has relatively broad but shallow antibacterial activity. It inhibits some Gram-positive bacteria, some Gram-negative bacteria, and many atypical bacteria. A strain of gonorrhea reported to be highly resistant to azithromycin was found in the population in 2015. Neisseria gonorrhoeae is normally susceptible to azithromycin, Safety of the medication during breastfeeding is unclear. It has been reported that because only low levels are found in breastmilk and the medication has also been used in young children, it is unlikely that breastfed infants would suffer adverse effects. Most common adverse effects are diarrhea (5%), nausea (3%), abdominal pain (3%), and vomiting. Fewer than 1% of people stop taking the drug due to side effects. Azithromycin is an antibiotic used to treat various types of bacterial infections, including chest infections such as pneumonia and bronchitis, ear nose and throat infections such as sinusitis, tonsillitis and otitis media and infections of skin and soft tissue. It's also prescribed to treat Lyme disease and some sexually-transmitted infections, particularly chlamydia and gonorrhoea. A single dose of azithromycin (brand name Clamelle) can be bought over the counter from pharmacies to treat chlamydia. Azithromycin has a similar range of antibacterial activity to penicillin and so is sometimes used as an alternative to penicillin in people who are allergic to penicillin antibiotics. To make sure the bacteria causing an infection are susceptible to azithromycin your doctor may take a tissue sample, for example a swab from the throat or skin. Azithromycin is a type of antibiotic called a macrolide. It works by preventing bacteria from producing proteins that are essential to them.
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