It's widely used to treat chest infections such as pneumonia, infections of the nose and throat such as sinus infection (sinusitis), skin infections, Lyme disease, and some sexually transmitted infections. Azithromycin is used in children, often to treat ear infections or chest infections. It can also be used long term to prevent chest infections in people who keep getting them. The medicine is available on prescription as capsules, tablets and a liquid that you drink. It can also be given by injection, but this is usually only done in hospital. Azithromycin is usually taken once a day, unless you're having it by injection. Try to take your medicine at the same time each day. You do not necessarily have to stop breastfeeding when you are taking antibiotics although they are now generally prescribed less due to the increasing awareness of conflict in some organisms to antibiotics. Therefore the type of antibiotic prescribed, depends on the condition and the type of organism that is causing the symptoms or illness. Many antibiotics the breast feeding mother is taking can cause the breastfeeding baby diarrhea, tummy ache or colic. However mothers are still advised to breastfeeding due to the fact the breast feeding value outweigh the temporary mild consequences. It should be noted though that exposure to certain antibiotics may desensitize the baby’s response to future doses although this is usually quite rare. Strong or huge doses of antibiotics can cause thrush (candida) for the mother by killing the good gut bacteria. But it has been found taking supplements of live yoghurt or acidophilus can ensure a balance is kept.
New here and have a major question I have bronchitis and have been taking a z-pak (Azithromycin) 250mg and Benzonatate(tesslon pearls) 100mg for 4 days and need to know for sure if they are safe since I breast pump and give to my 2 1/2 wk old...hes been on formula for 3 days now, I have still been pumping and putting in the fridge and really need to know if its safe to give him this milk or dump it cause of anything bad, since I cant seem to get a better than use caution answer..... He seems more fussy while on straight formula, he wasn't to bad while on a mix of formula and breastmilk since I cant produce enough breastmilk to last him a full day..now my one breast is not producing much at all...sure if thats the meds or me worring about him and this milk and now his fussiness..... Azithromycin should not be used in patients with pneumonia who are judged to be inappropriate for oral therapy because of moderate to severe illness or risk factors. (1.3) To reduce the development of drug-resistant bacteria and maintain the effectiveness of ZITHROMAX (azithromycin) and other antibacterial drugs, ZITHROMAX (azithromycin) should be used only to treat infections that are proven or strongly suspected to be caused by susceptible bacteria. (1.4) ZITHROMAX (azithromycin) is a macrolide antibacterial drug indicated for the treatment of patients with mild to moderate infections caused by susceptible strains of the designated microorganisms in the specific conditions listed below. Recommended dosages and durations of therapy in adult and pediatric patient populations vary in these indications. To reduce the development of drug-resistant bacteria and maintain the effectiveness of ZITHROMAX (azithromycin) and other antibacterial drugs, ZITHROMAX (azithromycin) should be used only to treat infections that are proven or strongly suspected to be caused by susceptible bacteria. When culture and susceptibility information are available, they should be considered in selecting or modifying antibacterial therapy. In the absence of such data, local epidemiology and susceptibility patterns may contribute to the empiric selection of therapy. After mixing, store suspension at 5° to 30°C (41° to 86°F) and use within 10 days. ZITHROMAX 250 mg tablets are supplied as pink modified capsular shaped, engraved, film-coated tablets containing azithromycin dihydrate equivalent to 250 mg of azithromycin.
Is azithromycin Zithromax, Zithromax Tri-Pak, Zithromax Z-Pak, Zmax safe to use during pregnancy or while breastfeeding? Azithromycin AZI is a macrolide antibiotic that is used in a variety of clinical. For the estimated risk of IHPS in infants breastfed by an AZI-treated mother, the.