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Treats bacterial infections.

Zithromax (azithromycin) is good for treating many bacterial infections and is available in generic form. However, it may cause headache, dizziness, or rash.

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Upsides
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  • Available as a generic in the tablet and suspension form.
  • The suspension can be used if you have problems swallowing.
  • Used to treat many types of bacterial infections.
  • Bacteria is less resistant to this antibiotic, meaning that Zithromax (azithromycin) will fight off the bacteria better. Your doctor may run tests to see which antibiotics will kill the bacteria causing your infection.
  • Immediate release form can be taken with or without food.
Downsides
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  • Must space out antacids by at least 2 hours.
  • Use with caution if you have liver disease.
  • Must be used with caution if you are on medications to thin the blood (anticoagulants) because of increased risk of bleeding.
Used for
  • 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
  • 2006 [3]. Bacterial conjunctivitis Bronchitis
  • Chronic
  • Acute bacterial exacerbation Community acquired pneumonia
  • Including multi-drug resistant S pneumoniae Gonorrhea Infection of skin AND/OR subcutaneous tissue
  • Uncomplicated Pyelonephritis Sinusitis
  • Acute Urinary tract infectious disease
Dosage forms
  • Eye drops
  • Pill
  • Liquid
  • Extended-release liquid
Price
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Side effects
The Tequin (Gatifloxacin) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
3possible side effects
  • Vomiting
    5%
  • Diarrhea
    4%
  • Abdominal pain
    2%
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Risks and risk factors
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  • Diarrhea caused by bacteria (Clostridium difficile)
  • Liver damage
    • History of liver disease
  • Myasthenia gravis
    • Myasthenia gravis
  • Serious allergic reaction
  • Abnormal heartbeat
    • QT prolongation
    • Arrhythmia
    • Drugs that cause prolonged QT interval
    • Abnormal electrolytes
    • Elderly
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