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).
Zithromax is most commonly used to treat the following infections:
- Respiratory infections, such as bronchitis
- Ear infections (otitis media)
- Sinus infections (sinusitis)
- Throat infections (tonsillitis/pharyngitis)
- Skin infections, such as cellulitis, folliculitis, or impetigo
- Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID).
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: