Azithromycin – Oral

(also known as azithromycin anhydrous)


Why do I need this medicine?

Azithromycin is used to treat certain bacterial infections of the gut, ear, nose, throat, lungs, skin or bladder.

It is also used to treat genital infections or sexually-transmitted diseases such as gonorrhoea.

Azithromycin may be used to treat other condition as decided by your doctor.

How do I take this medicine?

Take Azithromycin exactly as directed by your doctor or according to the instructions on the label. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor.

This medicine is available as a tablet, capsule or as an oral suspension.

If you are taking the modified-release type of tablet or capsule, (usually labeled as “XL”, “ER”), swallow it whole. Do not divide, chew or crush the tablet or capsule. Take it on an empty stomach at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after meals.

If you are taking tablets, you may take it with or without food. If you experience any stomach discomfort, take it with food.

If you are taking an oral suspension, shake the bottle well before you take it to ensure that the liquid is evenly mixed. Use the measuring spoon or cup provided to measure your dose. You may take the suspension with or without food. Take it after meal if you experience any stomach discomfort.

Try to take it at the same time each day.

Take Azithromycin at regular intervals. Complete the entire course of the medicine.