AzaSite

(azithromycin)

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Treats pink eye.

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AzaSite (azithromycin) effectively treats pink eye and requires you to place less drops into your eye compared to similar medications, but it can be expensive.

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    $27.31
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Quick facts about AzaSite
  • Drug class: Ophthalmic
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

Upsides

  • Less frequent applications make AzaSite (azithromycin) more convenient to use than similar medicines.
  • Since you apply AzaSite (azithromycin) directly to the eye(s), there are minimal systemic side effects.
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Downsides

  • AzaSite (azithromycin) is not available as a generic and costs significantly more than similar medicines.
  • Directly applying AzaSite (azithromycin) to the eyes can irritate them.
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How it works

AzaSite (azithromycin) is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by preventing them from reproducing and repairing themselves.

Quick facts about AzaSite
  • Drug class: Ophthalmic
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

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Dosage forms

  • Eye drops
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What to expect when you take AzaSite (azithromycin) for Eye infections

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Side effect rates for AzaSite (azithromycin)

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Risks and Warnings for AzaSite (azithromycin)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Allergies to systemic azithromycin.

    Before starting AzaSite (azithromycin), tell your doctor if you are allergic to azithromycin (Zithromax). If you notice changes in your eyes such as eyelid swelling, eye pain, or changes in your vision while taking AzaSite (azithromycin), contact your doctor because these can be signs of an allergic reaction.

Common concerns from people taking AzaSite (azithromycin)

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  • Before starting AzaSite (azithromycin), tell your doctor if you are allergic to azithromycin (Zithromax). If you notice changes in your eyes such as eyelid swelling, eye pain, or changes in your vision while taking AzaSite (azithromycin), contact your doctor because these can be signs of an allergic reaction.