Azithromycin 200mg/5ml Suspension

Azithromycin 200mg/5ml Suspension (30ml)

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Product Information

  • Age: 18

    Maximum per order: 1

  • Pregnancy: Not suitable

    Breastfeeding: Not suitable

Azithromycin is a type of antibiotic known as a macrolide-type antibiotic. These antibiotics work by stopping protein production in bacteria, preventing them from growing and replicating. This means that a bacterial infection can no longer spread and the immune system will eventually kill it off.

As a broad-spectrum antibiotic, azithromycin is effective against a large variety of different bacteria. It is effective at treating infections in the skin, ears, soft tissue, airways, and it can also be used to treat the sexually-transmitted infection Chlamydia.

Sometimes, a doctor may take a tissue sample to ensure that a specific bacterial infection is vulnerable to azithromycin before prescribing it.

This treatment for Chlamydia can be ordered online. To place an order, you just need to complete a brief medical questionnaire. A doctor will review the order and approve treatment.

A Chlamydia test kit can be ordered here.

Options for treating Chlamydia

Chlamydia is easily treated with a course of antibiotics. The two most common types of antibiotics used to treat Chlamydia are azithromycin and doxcycline. Both combat the infection in the same way, by preventing the bacteria from reproducing.

A course of antibiotics successfully treats Chlamydia 95% of the time if the prescriptions instructions are correctly followed.

The usual dosage of azithromycin to treat Chlamydia is two tablets to be taken at the same time, just once. Doxycycline is normally prescribed in a longer course, of two tablets a day for a week.

A different antibiotic may be prescribed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have had Chlamydia for a long time. Always complete a course of antibiotics, even if the symptoms appear to have gone.

Getting Tested

If you believe you have Chlamydia, get tested right away. The test can be taken at any time, but if you have engaged in unprotected sex within two weeks before taking the test you may want to take a further test at a later time. The test is normally a simple urine or swab test.

For most people (9 out of 10), the Chlamydia is accurate. Cases of false positives or negatives are very rare. Most health clinics or GPs offer testing for free, but you can also buy a test online to be taken at home. The National Chlamydia Screening Programme (NCSP) offers free testing at pharmacies for those under twenty five.

For men, the test is almost always a simple urine sample. For women, a urine test is possible but normally a swab test is used.

A doctor may suggest a swab test in the rectum or throat if you have engaged in unprotected oral or anal sex. An eyelid swab may be called for if there are symptoms present in the eyes.

If there is a very high risk of Chlamydia, for example if you have been engaging in unprotected sex with a partner who has Chlamydia, a doctor may prescribe a course of treatment before the test results return.

  • Immediately take a 25ml dose (five spoonfuls of 5ml each).
  • Afterwards, any remaining medicine should be discarded.
  • Refrain from having sex until seven days after treatment.
  • Take another test at least 14 days after treatment to make sure it was successful.

Side effects of this medicine can include:

Nausea, headache, abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhoea, a change in the number of white blood cells, and a decreased blood bicarbonate.

If the medicine affects you in any other way or any of these effects concern you, consult with a doctor or pharmacist.

Not everyone will experience side effects.

Azithromycin suspension contains the active ingredient azithromycin monohydrate. There is approximately 200mg of azithromycin per 5ml of medicine.

The following ingredients are also contained in azithromycin suspension:

Sucrose, xanthan gum (E415), hydroxypropylcellulose, trisodium phosphate anhydrous, silica colloidal anhydrous (E551), aspartame (E951), cream caramel flavor and titanium dioxide (E171)

Make sure to read the following instructions carefully before using this product.

You should not use azithromycin suspension if you suffer from hypersensitivity or allergic reactions to any of the following:

  • Azithromycin
  • Erythromycin, other macrolides or ketolide antibiotics
  • Any of the other aforementioned ingredients of this medicine.

Before taking this medicine, consult with a doctor or pharmacist if you suffer from any of the following:

  • Kidney or liver problems
  • Heart conditions such as weak heart, slow or irregular heart rate, or the condition 'long QT syndrome'
  • Neurological or psychiatric problems
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Low potassium or magnesium levels in the blood

Always tell your doctor or pharmacist of any other medicines you are taking or intend to take. In particular, make sure to mention if you take any of the following:

  • Theophylline
  • Blood thinning medicines
  • Ergotamine dihydroergotamine
  • Cyclosporin
  • Digoxin
  • Antacids
  • Cisapride
  • Terfenadine
  • Pimozide
  • Citalopram
  • Fluoroquinolones
  • Certain medicines for irregular heart beat
  • Zidovudine
  • Nelfinavir
  • Alfentanil
  • Rifabutin
  • Statins

Azithromycin suspension also contains sucrose. There is about 3.7 grams of sucrose per 5ml of suspension.

Azithromycin suspension also contains aspartame. Aspartame is a sourc of phenylalanine, which may prove harmful to people with phenylketonuria.

Always read the entire product information leaflet and all packaging before taking new medicine. Tell your doctor of any medicines you plan on taking.

UK ORDERS

We offer FREE standard tracked delivery on orders over £40.

The following delivery options are available:

  • Standard Tracked Delivery - 2/3 day delivery - £2.95
  • Express Tracked Delivery - 1/2 day delivery - £4.45
  • Special Delivery (Guaranteed before 1pm) - £8.95
  • Saturday Guaranteed before 1pm - £10.45

All our orders are sent out using Royal Mail. We always aim to dispatch all orders received before 4pm the same working day. Any orders received after 4pm or over the weekend will be dispatched the next working day. Orders will not be dispatched on weekends or bank holidays.

All orders can be fully tracked in your account.

We ensure all parcels are in plain packaging for discreet delivery of your medicines and pharmacy goods.

Deliveries containing pharmacy-only or prescription medicines may require a signature on receipt. 

Delivery is free for all NHS prescriptions.

Please note: Royal Mail do not deliver on Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

If you are not home to accept your delivery, a card should be left by the Royal Mail representative. This card will provide details of where you can collect the order or how to arrange re-delivery.

Should you be unable to collect your missed delivery or arrange for your medication to be redelivered by Royal Mail, the pharmacy can resend your medication to the same, or a different address provided it has been returned to us and this happens within a 30 day window.

Once a package has been shipped with Royal Mail we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.

 

INTERNATIONAL ORDERS

We are currently unable to ship orders outside of the UK.

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What Is Azithromycin?

    Azithromycin is a macrolide antibiotic, which is used to prevent or treat certain strains of bacterial infections. It is not an effective treatment for viral infections, such as the cold or flu.

  • What else is Azithromycin known as?

    The branded version of Azithromycin suspension is called Zithromax: Powder for oral suspension.

  • How effective is Azithromycin at treating Chlamydia?

    Azithromycin destroys the bacteria that is responsible for causing chlamydia. Most clinical studies show azithromycin to be 95% effective at treating this sexually transmitted disease. However, the success rate is dependent on the medicine being taken correctly, whilst avoiding further unprotected sex until treatment is complete.

  • How do I know if I have Chlamydia?

    In many cases, chlamydia can be symptomless, which is what makes it such a prolific disease. It is estimated that around 50% of men and 70% of women do not suffer any of the associated symptoms. Therefore, it is recommended to get checked after having unprotected sex, especially if you have several partners or are with a new partner. 

    For those who do experience symptoms, the most common are:

    • A discharge from the penis/anus or vagina
    • Pain whilst urinating
    • Bleeding in between periods
  • What will my healthcare provider need to know before prescribing this medicine to me?

    You will need to inform your healthcare provider if:

    • You have kidney or liver disease
    • you have an irregular heartbeat or heart disease
    • you are allergic to Azithromycin or other macrolide antibiotics
    • You are allergic to any foods, dyes, or preservatives
    • You are pregnant or trying to become pregnant
    • You are breastfeeding
  • How should Azithromycin suspension be taken?

    This medication is administered orally, following the directions on the dispensing label.

  • How do I know if the Azithromycin is working?

    For those who experience symptoms, they should clear within a few days of treatment. However, since many sufferers do not experience symptoms, you should test again after 14 days to ensure successful treatment.

  • Can I still have sex while I am taking Azithromycin?

    Ideally, you should abstain from sex until your chlamydia has cleared. However, if you decide to have intercourse whilst undergoing chlamydia treatment, it is important that you make your partner aware of the risks. Make sure you use a condom to help avoid transmitting the infection. If you suspect a condom has split, make sure your partner gets testing for chlamydia and that they receive the appropriate treatment if necessary.  

  • What other medicines may interact with Azithromycin oral suspension?

    Known interactions include:

    • Lincomycin
    • Amiodarone
    • Contraceptive pills
    • Cyclosporine
    • Digoxin
    • Magnesium
    • Nelfinavir
    • Phenytoin
    • Warfarin
  • What should I watch out for while using this medicine?

    If your symptoms do not improve, you should seek advice from your doctor or healthcare professional.

    Contact your doctor if your diarrhoea lasts for longer than two days, or if it is particularly severe or watery.

    Azithromycin oral suspension can increase your sensitivity to the sun. Try to avoid the sun where possible. Alternatively, wear protective clothing and sunscreen if avoidance is not possible. Do not use sun lamps or tanning beds.

  • Does Azithromycin oral suspension cause any side effects?

    If you experience any side effect from taking Azithromycin oral suspension, you should report them to your doctor or healthcare professional as soon as possible. Common side effects include:

    • Diarrhoea
    • Dizziness
    • Drowsiness
    • Headache
    • Upset stomach
    • Vomiting
    • Tooth discolouration
    • Vaginal irritation
  • Can Azithromycin suspension cause any serious side effects?

    Although serious side effects are very rare, you should stop treatment and contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following:

    • Fast or irregular heartbeat
    • Fainting
    • Rash, itching or hives
    • Wheezing or difficulty breathing and swallowing
    • Swelling of the face, tongue, throat, hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs
    • Sores in the mouth
    • Hoarseness
    • Unusual bruising or bleeding
    • Lethargy
    • Loss of appetite
    • Unexplained pain in the upper right side of the stomach
    • Severe diarrhoea that may occur with or without a fever and stomach cramps
    • Yellowing of the skin or eyes
    • Dark-coloured urine
    • Peeling/blistering of the skin
    • Flu-like symptoms
  • How should I store this medicine?

    Azithromycin suspension should be kept inside its original container, tightly closed and out of reach of children. The suspension should be stored at room temperature, away from excess heat and moisture. Do not refrigerate or freeze azithromycin oral suspension. Discard any remaining liquid after 10 days from dispensing.  

  • What is Azithromycin used to treat?

    Azithromycin is used to treat bacterial infections, including; pneumonia, bronchitis, and sexually transmitted infections, such as Chlamydia. It will also effectively treat infections of the ears, lungs, skin, sinuses, and throat. Azithromycin belongs to a class of medicines called macrolide antibiotics. It works by inhibiting the growth of bacteria. Antibiotics, like azithromycin, have no effect on viruses, so this medicine should not be used to treat colds, flu, or other types of viral infection.

  • Can I drink alcohol whilst taking Azithromycin suspension?

    No. Drinking alcohol can potentially neutralise any positive effects of the azithromycin. This means that your chlamydia may not be cured effectively.

  • Are there any special dietary instructions I should follow?

    Unless told otherwise by your doctor, continue your normal diet.

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