Azithromycin is a macrolide-type antibiotic that is used to treat moderate acne. It is also used to treat bacterial infections by stopping the growth of bacteria. It is often prescribed to treat urinary tract infections and some sexually transmitted diseases. Azithromycin is not intended for older women who have a history of heart problems or women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Our team at Nurx can prescribe Azithromycin as an acne treatment for as low as $0 with insurance or as little as $40 without insurance.
- How Does Azithromycin Work?
Azithromycin is an antibiotic that works by stopping the growth of bacteria. Azithromycin does not work on viral infections. Your dose of Azithromycin will vary depending on the infection you have. If you have pneumonia, a skin infection, or sinusitis, most doctors will prescribe a dose of 500 mg per day for five days. Urinary tract infections, sexually transmitted diseases, and MAC infections often require a single dose of 1-2 grams. Children often receive Azithromycin in a liquid suspension.
You should always finish your entire prescription of Azithromycin, even if your symptoms improve within the first few days. Stopping your antibiotics early can cause the infection to come back, requiring a second round of treatment. During use, keep your prescription in its original container, at room temperature, tightly closed, and away from children.
- How Is Azithromycin Used to Treat Acne?
Azithromycin is very effective in reducing acne severity and frequency. A commonly prescribed acne regimen is 12 weeks of 500mg Azithromycin taken daily. Talk with your medical professional to determine the dosage and regimen that is right for you.
- Is Azithromycin Easy to Get?
Yes! Azithromycin is a popular option because as it usually requires a shorter course of treatment. Azithromycin is available with a doctor's prescription at most pharmacies nationwide. We help you get the meds you need by partnering with providers in every state we work in. After reviewing your medical history, Nurx medical providers will prescribe Azithromycin, if appropriate. Your antibiotic is sent directly to your home through the mail discreetly and safely.
Azithromycin is covered by most insurance plans. We accept many private insurance plans, and we are always adding more! If you don't have insurance, don't worry. We provide Azithromycin at a great out-of-pocket price.
- What Precautions Should I Take Before Beginning Azithromycin?
Frequent use of antibiotics can lead to Clostridium difficile which is a type of bacterial resistance disease. Prolonged exposure to antibiotics can also lead to oral thrush and yeast infections. You can avoid long-term problems by discussing your use of antibiotics with your doctor or a Nurx™ healthcare professional before taking Azithromycin.
An allergic reaction to Azithromycin is also rare but possible. Stop use immediately if you notice a lasting fever, lymph node swelling, rash, itching, dizziness, or difficulty breathing. Azithromycin may also affect your heart rhythm. Be sure to inform your doctor if you have a health history of heart problems or low levels of potassium or magnesium.
- Are There Any Known Side Effects of Azithromycin?
Although side effects are uncommon, they are always a possibility when taking a new medication. Potential side effects of antibiotics include nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, or stomach pains. Serious side effects are rare but have been reported. They include hearing or vision changes, difficulty swallowing, liver problems, and severe stomach pains.
- Can I Take Azithromycin With Other Medications?
Although most medications are safe with Azithromycin, it is important to discuss your current medication use with your Nurx™ healthcare professional before beginning a new antibiotic. Some medications like antacids with aluminum or magnesium ingredients may decrease the amount of Azithromycin that absorbs into your body.
You should also avoid taking Azithromycin with other medications that may affect the heart's rhythm. Most antibiotics will not interfere with the effectiveness of your birth control and its ability to avoid pregnancy but you should still discuss all birth control usage with your Nurx™ healthcare provider.
- Does Azithromycin Treat Urinary Tract Infections?
Azithromycin has shown to be effective in treating urinary tract infections. It is important to follow your doctor's dosage instructions and to complete the entire prescription for the best results.
- Does Azithromycin Treat Sexually Transmitted Diseases?
Azithromycin is often prescribed to treat bacterial sexually transmitted diseases including Chlamydia and Gonorrhea. Always discuss your symptoms with a doctor before taking Azithromycin or any other antibiotic to treat a sexually transmitted disease. Antibiotics will not treat viral diseases and taking them for no reason can increase your chance of building a resistance.
- How Do I Get a Prescription for Azithromycin Through Nurx?
At Nurx, we are dedicated to helping you get the prescriptions you need quickly and easily. We currently prescribe Azithromycin as an acne treatment, when appropriate. To request acne treatment simply answer a few questions and provide your insurance information. Even without insurance coverage, we can help you get the medications you need at a low price. Your prescription request is reviewed by one of our Nurx medical providers in your home state. After review, your prescription is written and quickly shipped to your home.
- Can I Buy Azithromycin Online Through Nurx?
Yes! We are happy to fill your Azithromycin prescription.
- How Long Would it Take to Deliver Azithromycin if I Bought it Online?
After a member of our medical team reviews your request, we'll fill and ship your Azithromycin prescription within 72 hours. Free shipping is provided using USPS one- to three-day priority mail. Prescriptions are generally received three to five days after your request is completed at the pharmacy. Need faster shipping? No problem! Call us at 1-800-321-NURX between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday. One of our friendly service agents can help you get your prescription fast.
- Who Makes Azithromycin?
Azithromycin is made in the United States by Pfizer.
- Does Azithromycin make you tired?
No. Azithromycin does not make you tired. If you feel tired while taking Azithromycin, it is most likely due to your body's need for rest while fighting a bacterial infection.
- Does Azithromycin contain Penicillin?
No. Azithromycin is in a different class of antibiotics than Penicillin. Azithromycin is a great medication if you are allergic to Penicillin.
- How quickly does Azithromycin work?
Most people taking Azithromycin see improvement in their symptoms within three days. Even if you feel better, you must take all of the medication to completely remove the infection. Stopping your medication early because you feel better may cause your infection to come back.
- How can I reduce the side effects of Azithromycin?
If you are experiencing mild side effects while taking Azithromycin, there are some things you can do to make yourself more comfortable. Taking a probiotic supplement or adding probiotic foods to your diet can help replenish beneficial bacteria in your GI tract. Yogurt and fermented foods such as sauerkraut are excellent ways to support your GI health and decrease your risk of diarrhea and stomach upset.
You may also want to skip any alcoholic drinks until your antibiotic treatment is complete. Alcohol can increase side effects such as headaches and nausea.
- How Does Nurx™ Work?
Nurx™ is a telehealth platform offering easy online access to doctors and seamless delivery of medications. No more time-consuming trips to the clinic and no more frantic pharmacy runs. We put you in control of your own health, empowering you to get the care you need, when you need it. From diagnosis to delivery of prescriptions, we make every part of getting healthy and staying healthy, better.
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