Azithromycin belongs to a group of medicines called macrolide antibiotics which are used to treat the infections caused by micro-organisms like bacteria. It can be used to help treat skin and soft tissue infections such as Chlamidia trachomatis. It can also treat chest, throat or nasal infections such as bronchitis, pneumonia, tonsillitis and sore throats.
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Take Azithromycin tablets exactly as your doctor has told you for the diagnosed condition. If you are unclear on how to take this medicine, please check with your doctor or pharmacist.
Please note, like all medicine, Azithromycin tablets can cause side effects – although this does not apply to everyone who has taken them. Side effects are usually temporary with continued treatment or disappear when you stop tacking the medicine.
Before taking your medicine please read the patient information leaflet in detail to acquaint yourself with the potential side effects.
If you have any questions or concerns, please speak to your GP in the first instance. Alternatively, contact our Online Clinic team for further assistance.
Please read all packaging before taking Azithromycin tablets.
Azithromycin Tablet 500mg - In this section undesirable effects are defined as follows: Very common (>1/10); common (>1/100, <1/10); uncommon (>1/1,000, <1/100); rare (>1/10,000, <1/1,000); very rare (<1/10,000), including isolated reports.
Approximately 13% of the patients in clinical trials reported undesirable effects. Undesirable gastrointestinal effects were most common, approximately 10%.
Infections and infestations:
Blood and the lymphatic system disorders:
Rare: Thrombocytopenia, haemolytic anaemia. Transient mild reductions in neutrophil counts have occasionally been observed in clinical trials for which a causal relationship with azithromycin treatment has not been confirmed.
Immune system disorders:
Rare: Anaphylaxis, including oedema (rarely fatal)
Rare: Aggressive reaction, agitation, anxiety, nervousness, depersonalisation, in elderly patients delirium may occur.
Nervous system disorders:
Uncommon: Dizziness/vertigo, convulsions, headache, somnolence, disturbances of smell and/or taste.
Rare: Paraesthesia, syncope, insomnia, hyperactivity.
Ear and labyrinth disorders:
Rare: Impaired hearing. Impaired hearing including deafness and/or tinnitus has been reported after prolonged treatment at high doses in clinical trials. A majority of these cases has been reversible, of those that were possible to follow up.
Rare: Palpitations, arrhythmia (including ventricular tachycardia). There is a potential risk of QT prolongation and torsades de pointes, particularly in patients who are susceptible to these conditions.
Common: Nausea, diarrhoea, abdominal discomfort (pain/cramps), vomiting.
Uncommon: Loose stools (as a result of infrequent dehydration), flatulence, dyspepsia.
Rare: Constipation, pseudomembranous colitis, pancreatitis, discolouration of the teeth, tongue discolouration.
Rare: Abnormal liver function test values, hepatitis, cholestatic jaundice, rare cases of hepatic necrosis and hepatic failure which have rarely resulted in death.
Skin and subcutaneous tissue disorders:
Uncommon: Rash, pruritus.
Rare: Angioneurotic oedema, urticaria, photosensitivity, erythema multiforme, Stevens-Johnson's syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis.
Musculoskeletal, connective tissue and bone disorders:
Renal and urinary disorders:
Rare: Interstitial nephritis, acute renal failure.
Rare: Asthenia, fatigue, malaise.
The active substance is: Azithromycin dihydrate.
Azithromycin 250mg/500mg film-coated Tablets contain 250mg/500mg azithromycin (as dihydrate).
The other ingredients are: Core: croscarmellose sodium (E468), magnesium stearate (E572), microcrystalline cellulose (E460), silicium dioxide, (E551), poloxamer, povidone (E1201), talc, and waterfree lactose. Coating: hypromellose (E464), hydroxypropylcellulose, macrogol and titanium dioxide (E171).