|| Azithromycin Monohydrate
|| Arrow Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
What is Arrow-Azithromycin?
Arrow-Azithromycin containing the active ingredient azithromycin monohydrate is considered a macrolide antibiotics type of medication. The medication works by stopping the growth of bacteria in the body. It can be used to treat certain conditions caused by bacterial infections such as bronchitis, pneumonia and sexually transmitted diseases as well as infections of the lungs, ears, sinus, skin or throat.
How is Arrow-Azithromycin used?
Arrow-Azithromycin is usually taken orally once per day for 1 to 5 days or as directed by a doctor. To prevent an upset stomach, the tablets should be taken with some food along with a full glass of water. Try to take the medication at the same time each day as it is most effective when the amount of the drug in the body is kept at a constant level. Contact a doctor for correct dosage and length of treatment as it will depend on the patientís condition and their response to the medication. Do not discontinue the treatment without consulting a doctor as abruptly stopping the medication may cause the infection to return and the bacteria to become resistant to antibiotics.
Patients using Arrow-Azithromycin may encounter unwanted side effects such as:
- Upset stomach
- Stomach pain
Contact a doctor immediately should side effects persist or encounter more severe side effects such as:
- Irregular heartbeat
- Difficulty breathing or swallowing
- Vision problems
- Excessive fatigue
- Taste disturbance
The medication cannot be used to treat viral infections such as the common cold or flu.
Immediately proceed to your nearest emergency department if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms usually associated with such a reaction include difficulty breathing or swallowing, chest tightness, swelling, skin rashes, and hives.
Arrow-Azithromycin is not always suitable for all patients. Always consult your health care provider prior to using this medication if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to conceive, using any other medication (prescription or non-prescription), using any herbal products or supplements, or if you have any allergies or other health problems.
The correct dosage and prescription commonly depend on the patient and the condition being treated. Do not adjust your dosage without the approval of your health care provider. This product is only for use as prescribed and instructed.