Zithromax Uses

The prescription antibiotic Zithromax is used to treat a number of common bacterial infections in children and adults. A few of these infections include sinus, throat, ear, and skin infections. Zithromax is also prescribed to treat sexually transmitted diseases such as gonorrhea and chancroid. Some off-label uses include the treatment of acne, whooping cough, and cat scratch disease.

An Overview of Uses for Zithromax

Zithromax® (azithromycin) is a prescription antibiotic licensed to treat a number of infections in both children and adults. Some of these Zithromax uses include the treatment of:
 
  • Bacterial infections
  • Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).
     
Bacterial Infections
Zithromax is most commonly used to treat the following infections:
 
Zithromax may also used to treat a number of other, more uncommon bacterial infections. It is not effective against any infection caused by a virus, such as the flu, stomach flu, or common cold.
 
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Sexually transmitted diseases, or STDs, represent a group of infections that are transmitted among people via direct sexual contact. People who have been infected with an STD usually experience painful discharge and a number of various symptoms that accompany inflammation of the cervix or urethra. Zithromax is commonly used to treat STDs such as:
 
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