Azithromycin is used to treat genital infections due to chlamydia.
Take 2 azithromycin 500 mg tablets as directed with a glass of water. It is important to take both the tablets together at the same time.
Tell your pharmacist or doctor about all medicines or treatments that you may be taking, including vitamins, herbal products or recreational drugs.
Most people do not notice any side effects when taking the single 1 gram dose.
|Side Effects||Recommended action|
Fast or irregular heartbeat, fainting
Symptoms of liver problems including: yellow skin or eyes, itching, dark urine, pale bowel motions, abdominal pain
|Tell your doctor immediately|
Severe or persistent diarrhoea, abdominal pain
Hearing loss, ringing in the ears
Small white sores in mouth, furry tongue (oral thrush)
Vaginal itch or discharge (vaginal thrush)
|Tell your doctor|
Diarrhoea, stomach upset
Changes in taste
|Tell your doctor if troublesome|
If you notice any other effects, discuss them with your doctor or pharmacist.
This leaflet contains important, but not all, information about this medicine.
Prepared by the PILs Committee at Christchurch Hospital, Canterbury District Health Board, New Zealand. December 2017
For more general information about this sheet annd its contents, see: What does a My Medicines sheet cover?
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