Compare Zymaxid vs. Azithromycin

Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.

Tequin
(gatifloxacin)

Zithromax
(azithromycin)

Coming soon.Kills bacteria. Zithromax (Azithromycin) is good for treating many bacterial infections. It is also available as generic. Talk to your doctor if you've ever had liver disease, myasthenia gravis, or on medications to thin the blood, as the doctor may write an alternative.
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Reviews for Azithromycin
74%
-74% worse vs. Zymaxid
59%
-59% worse vs. Zymaxid
11%
+11% better vs. Zymaxid
909 reviews
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Side effects
ZymaxidAzithromycin

We haven’t found good data for Zymaxid side effects.

FDA side effect reports for Zymaxid »
  • Diarrhea 5%
  • Nausea 3%
  • Abdominal pain 3%
  • Vomiting 6%
  • Rash 2%
  • Vaginitis 2%
More Azithromycin side effects »
How it works
ZymaxidAzithromycin
Coming soon.Zithromax (Azithromycin) is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by preventing them from reproducing and repairing themselves.
Type of medication
ZymaxidAzithromycin
Prescription only
Available as
ZymaxidAzithromycin
  • Eye drops
  • Pill
  • Liquid
  • Eye drops
Used for
ZymaxidAzithromycin
  • Gatifloxacin Tequin R Tablets And Injection Were Voluntarily Discontinued From The Global Market Due To Commercial Considerations By Bristol Myers Squibb Bristol Myers Squibb Has Decided To Cease Shipping To Wholesalers In The United States Effective June 2
Risk factors for serious side effects
ZymaxidAzithromycin
    Coming soon.
    • History of liver disease
    • History of myasthenia gravis
    Detailed Zithromax (azithromycin) risks & warnings »
    Pregnancy

    Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

    Research studies with animals haven’t found a risk to unborn babies, but it hasn’t been properly studied in humans.

    Food
    ZymaxidAzithromycin
    No food related info.
    • Can take with or without food.
    • Can be taken with or without food.
    Kidneys and liver
    ZymaxidAzithromycin
    No kidneys and liver related info.
    • There have been reports of liver damage that can require hospitalization or can cause death. These have been rare. Talk to your doctor if you notice pain in your abdomen, loss of appetite, yellowing of your skin or eyes, or dark colored urine.
    Pain
    ZymaxidAzithromycin
    No pain related info.
    • Can cause abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomiting, and nausea.
    Upsides and benefits
    ZymaxidAzithromycin
    Coming soon
    • Available in generic.
    • Available in different forms: tablet, capsule, and suspension.
    • Used to treat many types of bacterial infections.
    • Less resistance seen in bacteria to this antibiotic. Your doctor may run tests to see which antibiotics will kill the bacteria causing your infection.
    • Can be taken with or without food.
    Downsides and risks
    ZymaxidAzithromycin
    Coming soon
    • Must space out antacids by at least 2 hours.
    • Has to be used with caution in people who've had liver disease.
    • Can't be used in people who've had myasthenia gravis.
    • Must be used with caution in people who are on medications to thin the blood (anticoagulants) because of increased risk of bleeding.
    • Can cause abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomiting, and nausea.
    Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
    ZymaxidAzithromycin
    Coming soon
    • Take the medication exactly how your doctor tells you to.
    • Can cause diarrhea, nausea or vomiting.
    • Space out any antacids with magnesium or aluminum by at least 2 hours.
    • Can take with or without food.
    Learn more
    More about ZymaxidSide effectsFDA package insert
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