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Zithromax is a macrolide antibiotic used to treat chronic and acute bacterial infections. By preventing the growth of bacteria, is it commonly used to treat bronchitis, pneumonia, ear infections, sinus infections, and infections of the reproductive system. Zithromax is also used to treat some types of sexually transmitted infections, like Chlamydia and Gonorrhea. This medication may also be prescribed to treat moderate to severe types of acne caused by bacteria. Zithromax may be prescribed as a normal tablet or as an extended-release tablet.
Our team at Nurx cannot prescribe and deliver Zithromax, but can offer the generic equivalent Azithromycin as an acne treatment for as low as $0 with insurance or as little as $40 without insurance.
- How Is Zithromax Used?
Zithromax is taken orally either once or twice per day, depending on your doctor's prescription. If you are directed to take it twice daily, take it at evenly spaced times, at the same times each day, and on a schedule that is easy for you to remember. You are likely to begin feeling better and noticing an improvement in symptoms within a few days. However, it is important to continue taking the antibiotic until it is finished. Otherwise, your infection may return, and it may be antibiotic-resistant.
- Is Zithromax Easy to Get?
Because Zithromax is widely used to treat many types of infections, it is readily available at most pharmacies. However, a prescription is required, and you should not take Zithromax unless you are under the supervision of a doctor.
Because Nurx has partnered with many insurance providers, getting your prescriptions is not only convenient but also affordable. We are regularly adding to the list of insurance providers that we work with, but don't worry — even if you don't have insurance, we have many generic medications that often come at a better price. They often include the same ingredients and prevent bacteria in the same way.
- What Precautions Should I Take Before Starting Zithromax?
When starting any new medication, it is important to discuss any precautions and risks with your doctor. They can go over your health history and current list of medications to ensure Zithromax, or whatever other medication you take, is safe for you. It is also important to discuss your health history with your doctor before taking Zithromax. Let your doctor know if you have a history of liver or kidney disease, myasthenia gravis, or irregular heart rhythms or if you have a family history of any of these health conditions.
An allergic reaction to Zithromax is unlikely, but symptoms include persistent fever, lymph node swelling, rash, itchiness, swelling, dizziness, and trouble breathing. Always let your doctor know if you are allergic to Zithromax or if you have ever had an allergic reaction to an antibiotic, especially a macrolide antibiotic. Because antibiotics can lead to a yellowing of the skin, it is also important to notify your doctor if you have a history of jaundice.
Zithromax may also affect your potassium or magnesium levels, so your doctor may need to monitor these. The use of Zithromax and other antibiotics can also reduce the effectiveness of live vaccines.
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, be sure to tell your doctor so they can gauge whether Zithromax is safe to use.
- Are There Any Known Side Effects?
Side effects are not common with Zithromax, but some have been reported, including nausea, stomach irritation, diarrhea, and abdominal pain. More serious side effects are even less likely but could include eye or ear problems, trouble swallowing, muscle weakness, liver problems, nausea or vomiting that does not go away, or yellowing of the skin. If you notice any of these side effects, stop using Zithromax and notify your doctor immediately.
Antibiotics can also lead to C. difficile, oral thrush, or yeast infections. However, these are more common with prolonged use of the medication. This is why it is so important to follow your doctor's order closely.
While these side effects may sound uncomfortable and even scary, it is important to note that most people do well on antibiotics, including Zithromax. If you have any concerns, one of our Nurx healthcare providers will be happy to discuss them with you.
- Can I Take Zithromax With Other Medications?
Zithromax is generally safe to use with other medications. However, some prescriptions and over-the-counter medications may interfere with its effectiveness. Some antacids and supplements with aluminum or magnesium ingredients may decrease the effectiveness of this medication to treat your infection.
Because Zithromax can affect your heart rate, it is not recommended to take it with other medications that do the same, like amiodarone, chloroquine, dofetilide, hydroxychloroquine, or any other similar medication.
It is important to give your doctor a full list of all prescriptions, supplements, and over-the-counter medications, so they can gauge any potential interactions. Be sure to also let your doctor know if you are taking any medications that lead you to retain water, such as diuretics, which may interfere with how Zithromax is used in the body.
- How Do I Get a Prescription for Zithromax Through Nurx?
Getting a prescription is easy when you use Nurx. We have healthcare providers all over the country who can meet with you on your schedule, virtually. Each of our healthcare providers is licensed, experienced, and able to help you find a prescription that will improve your symptoms. Whether you need an antibiotic for an infection or you have moderate acne that you are ready to treat, our medical providers can get you a prescription.
- Can I Buy Zithromax Online Through Nurx?
Zithromax is not currently available through Nurx, but we do offer Azithromycin. Azithromycin is a suitable alternative, treating many of the same things as Zithromax, including in the treatment of acne.
- How Long Does It Take to Receive Zithromax?
We prioritize the shipment of your prescriptions so you can begin to feel better as soon as possible. While Nurx does not ship Zithromax currently, we can get antibiotic alternatives, like Azithromycin, to you quickly. We process all prescription requests within 72 hours, sometimes sooner. Additionally, we may be able to expedite shipping in some cases.
- Is There a Generic Version of Zithromax?
A generic version of Zithromax is available, called Azithromycin. Azithromycin is also available under other names, including Z-Pack, Zmax, clarithromycin, and roxithromycin. Your Nurx healthcare provider can also help you evaluate the benefits of other antibiotics that may be a better option for you.
- Who Makes Zithromax?
Zithromax is made by Pfizer.
- Is Zithromax a Penicillin?
Zithromax is not a Penicillin. While both medications prevent bacteria, they work differently. Zithromax is a good alternative for patients who are allergic to Penicillin, or who have built a resistance to it. Zithromax and other macrolide antibiotics tend to treat a wider range of types of bacteria than Penicillin does.
- Is Zithromax a Strong Antibiotic?
Zithromax is a strong antibiotic that is effective in treating many types of infections. It covers the treatment of the ears, eyes, nose, and mouth, as well as infections of the reproductive system, like urinary tract infections or sexually transmitted infections. It does not treat viruses, such as the common cold or the flu. Zithromax, as well as other antibiotics, will only treat symptoms due to bacteria.
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