Azithromycin 500mg Tablets (Traveller's Diarrhoea Pack)
Our Traveller's Diarrhoea Treatment Pack contains:
- 3 x Azithromycin 500mg tablets (an antibiotic).
- 30 x Loperamide capsules (anti-diarrhoeals).
- 20 x Dioralyte sachets (rehydration sachets).
Azithromycin is an antibiotic that helps to kill the bacteria causing traveller’s diarrhoea. It is the first line treatment for simple traveller’s diarrhoea caused by the most common bacterial infections in most countries.
- Record your other symptoms. Diarrhoea can be a symptom of other travel illnesses such as malaria or hepatitis. It is important to see a doctor if you do not improve within 3 days or have other severe symptoms such as headache or fever.
- Be cautious with water, ice, fruit, salads and seafood. These are usually the main culprits with traveller’s diarrhoea. Try to stick to bottled water and avoid fruits that cannot be peeled. Avoid drinks with ice and salads that may have been washed in water that is not fit for drinking.
Azithromycin is an antibiotic that is particularly effective at eradicating the bacteria that cause traveller’s diarrhoea. It is effective in reducing the duration and symptoms of traveller’s diarrhoea, especially when combined with loperamide. Azithromycin is taken as one tablet daily for three days.
Please read the Patient Information Leaflet for side effects and additional information.
Pharmacist Tip: Azithromycin is the antibiotic of choice for those travelling to South Asia and South East Asia where it is likely to be more effective.
How to take Azithromycin tablets (antibiotics)
- Take one tablet daily for 3 days.
- You should always continue the course until it is complete unless otherwise directed by a doctor.
- You should start taking Azithromycin as soon as you recognize the symptoms of traveller’s diarrhoea such as diarrhoea, nausea, sickness, and stomach cramps.
How to take Loperamide capsules (anti-diarrhoeals)
- Take two capsules at the onset of diarrhoea, followed by a further capsule after each loose bowel movement.
- You should never take more than 8 capsules in 24 hours.
How to take Dioralyte sachets (rehydration sachets)
- Dissolve the contents of one sachet in roughly 200mL of fresh drinking water. Where fresh drinking water is unavailable, you should use water that has been freshly boiled and cooled.
- The solution should be made up immediately before use and consumed within one hour. If it is possible to refrigerate the mixture it can be stored for up to 24 hours.
It is possible that you may be allergic to Azithromycin. If you know you are allergic to Azithromycin or have suffered a reaction previously do not take Azithromycin and discuss alternatives with your GP.
Azithromycin has a small risk of nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, and skin rash as with all medicines. Other side effects can include gastrointestinal disturbances (diarrhoea, abdominal pain, indigestion, nausea, flatulence, taste disturbance), anorexia, fatigue, dizziness, headaches, skin tingling or rashes, visual impairment, deafness, and joint pain. Please read the Patient Information Leaflet enclosed with your medicines for a full list of side effects.
If you experience any adverse effects from taking your prescribed medicine it is important to let us know immediately. Please log in to your online account and message one of our healthcare professionals or alternatively call us on 0117 971 1603. In a medical emergency you should contact the emergency services or go straight to your local Accident & Emergency.
Azithromycin should not cause a harmful interaction with any of your other current medicines. It should not be taken if you currently take ergot derivatives (for migraines), digoxin, ciclosporin, or anticoagulants (such as warfarin). This was checked during your online consultation. Please read the Patient Information Leaflet enclosed with your medicines for further information.
Azithromycin will clear up most simple cases of traveller’s diarrhoea caused by the most common bacteria, however because many different organisms can cause gastrointestinal infections it is important that if your symptoms do not improve or worsen that you see a doctor. They will be able to prescribe another medicine that is effective against the organism causing your infection. You should not stop taking Azithromycin unless your doctor instructs you otherwise.
If you notice blood in your stool, or suffer with fever, chills, or severe headache your infection may be more serious and you should see a doctor as soon as possible.
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