The prescription antibiotic Zithromax is used for the treatment of various common infections, such as bacterial infections and sexually transmitted diseases. By decreasing bacteria's ability to make protein and affecting peptide activity, the medicine can help stop bacteria from continuing to live and cause infection in the body. Zithromax is available in either tablet form or as a liquid suspension and is licensed for use in both adults and children.

What Is Zithromax?

Zithromax® (azithromycin) is a prescription antibiotic that is licensed to treat a number of common infections. It is part of a class of antibiotics called macrolides. Other medicines in this class include clarithromycin and erythromycin.

Who Makes Zithromax?

Zithromax is manufactured by Pfizer.

What Is Zithromax Used For?

Zithromax is licensed to treat a number of conditions. Some uses for Zithromax include:
  • Treatment of bacterial infections, such as:
o Respiratory infections (including bronchitis)
o Ear infections (otitis media)
o Throat infections (tonsillitis/pharyngitis)
o Skin infections (cellulitis, folliculitis or impetigo)
o Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID).
  • Sexually transmitted diseases (STD), including:
o Chancroid.
(Click Zithromax Uses for more information on the uses for this medicine.)
Zithromax is not effective against any infection caused by a virus, such as the flu, stomach flu, or common cold.
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Zithromax (Azithromycin)

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