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Azithromycin Extended Release Suspension

For treating bacterial infection.

Brand Name(s): Zmax

Generic Name: Azithromycin

Instructions

Drink the medicine.

Measure the dose of liquid medicine carefully. Use the measuring device that comes with the medicine. If you do not have one, please ask your pharmacist for help.

Take the medicine on an empty stomach.

Take on empty stomach - 1 hour before or 2 hours after eating.

Store at room temperature away from heat, light, and moisture. Do not keep in the bathroom.

Do not store the medicine in the refrigerator or freezer.

Shake the medicine vigorously for 15 seconds before using.

After using the medicine for the total number of days, throw away any leftover medicine.

Notify your doctor if vomiting occurs within 1 hour after taking the medicine.

Drug interactions can change how medicines work or increase risk for side effects. Tell your health care providers about all medicines taken. Include prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal medicines. Speak with your doctor or pharmacist before starting or stopping any medicine.

Do not take the medicine more than once during 24 hours.

Cautions

Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine.

Do not use the medication any more than instructed.

Speak with your health care provider before receiving any vaccinations.

Please tell your doctor if you have moderate to severe diarrhea while on this medicine. Do not treat the diarrhea with over-the-counter diarrhea medicine.

This medicine passes into breast milk. Ask your doctor before breastfeeding.

During pregnancy, this medicine should be used only when clearly needed. Talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits.

Do not share this medicine with anyone who has not been prescribed this medicine.

Side Effects

The following is a list of some common side effects from this medicine. Please speak with your doctor about what you should do if you experience these or other side effects.

  • diarrhea
  • nausea and vomiting
  • stomach upset or abdominal pain
  • yeast infection of mouth
  • vaginal itching or yeast infection

Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you notice any of these more serious side effects:

  • severe, watery or bloody diarrhea
  • ear problems (ringing in the ears, hearing loss)
  • fainting
  • swelling in the neck or throat
  • fast or irregular heart beats
  • signs of liver damage (such as yellowing of eye or skin, dark urine, or unusual tiredness)
  • muscle weakness
  • severe stomach or bowel pain
  • blurring or changes of vision
  • severe or persistent vomiting

A few people may have an allergic reaction to this medicine. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help quickly.

Please speak with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you have any questions about this medicine.

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