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Important Note

The following information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your healthcare professional before using this drug.





This dose form of azithromycin is used as a single dose treatment for certain infections, including genital infections.

How To Use

Mix the contents of the packet in 2 ounces of water (60ml). Drink this immediately. Add another 2 ounces of water, mix and drink the entire amount. This dose form of azithromycin may be taken with or without food. Do not take antacids and this medication at the same time, as antacids may interfere with absorption of azithromycin. Take antacids at least two hours after taking azithromycin.

Side Effects

This medication may cause stomach upset, loose stools, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps or vaginal irritation. If these symptoms persist or become severe, inform your doctor promptly. Notify your doctor if you develop: symptoms of jaundice (e.g., dark urine, clay-colored stools, yellowing of eyes or skin). In the unlikely event you have an allergic reaction to this drug, seek medical attention immediately. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling, dizziness, trouble breathing. If you develop diarrhea while taking this medication, notify your doctor. Do not take any nonprescription medications to treat diarrhea without first consulting your doctor. Use of this medication for prolonged or repeated periods may result in a secondary infection (e.g., oral, bladder or vaginal yeast infection). If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.


Tell your doctor if you have: other illnesses, any allergies (especially drug allergies), liver disease, kidney disease, stomach problems (e.g., colitis). This drug should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy. Small amounts of drug do appear in breast milk, so consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Drug Interactions

Do not take aluminum- and magnesium-containing antacids simultaneously with azithromycin. Tell your doctor of all over-the-counter and prescription medications you are taking including: theophylline, warfarin, astemizole, terfenadine, nelfinavir, digoxin, triazolam, certain cholesterol-lowering drugs (e.g., lovastatin), live vaccines. This drug may interfere with the effectiveness of birth control pills. Discuss using other methods of birth control with your doctor. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.


If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. Symptoms of overdose may include nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.


This medication has been prescribed for your current condition only. Do not use it later for another infection or give it to someone else. A different medication may be necessary.

Missed Dose

This medication is to be used as a onetime dose.


Store between 40 and 86 degrees F (5 - 30 degrees C). Keep away from sun and moisture.