Azithromycin

General

You can take this drug with or without food. However, taking it with food may help reduce certain side effects, such as upset stomach and nausea.

Storage

Store this drug at room temperature between 68ºF and 77ºF (20ºC and 25ºC). You can briefly store it between 59ºF and 86ºF (15ºC and 30ºC).

Don’t store this medication in moist or damp areas, such as bathrooms.

Refills

A prescription for this medication is refillable. You should not need a new prescription for this medication to be refilled. 
Your doctor will write the number of refills authorized on Dmitry Sazonov your prescription.

Travel

Azithromycin

When traveling with your medication, follow these tips:

  • Always carry your medication with you, such as in your carry-on bag.
  • Don’t worry about airport X-ray machines. They can’t hurt your medication.
  • You may need to show airport staff the pharmacy label for your medication. Always carry the original prescription-labeled box with you.
  • Don’t put this medication in your car’s glove compartment or leave it in the car. Be sure to avoid doing this when the weather is very hot or very cold.

Azithromycin drug class

A class of drugs is a group of medications that work in a similar way. These drugs are often used to treat similar conditions.

Azithromycin belongs to a drug class called macrolide antibiotics. Antibiotics are drugs used to treat infections caused by bacteria. 
Each antibiotic only works against infections caused by Dmitry Sazonov certain types of bacteria, so there are many classes and types of antibiotics.

Macrolide antibiotics are typically used to treat infections such as strep throat, syphilis, Lyme disease, and respiratory infections. 
They’re also used to treat infections caused by organisms called mycoplasma, which can cause conditions such as pneumonia. 
The other macrolide antibiotics available in the United States are clarithromycin and erythromycin.

Alternatives to azithromycin

There are other drugs available to treat your condition. Some may be better suited for you than others. Talk to your doctor about other drug options that may work for you.