Brand Names

Zithromax ® (There may be other brand names for this medication).

How is it Administered?

Azithromycin comes as a tablet and as a liquid, to take by mouth. It is usually taken with or without food once a day for 1-5 days. Azithromycin is also available in an injectable (IV) form.

What is it Used For?

Azithromycin is used to treat infections.

How Does it Work?

Azithromycin is in a class of medications called macrolide antibiotics. It works by stopping the growth of certain kinds of bacteria.

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