Azithromycin Side effects




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Azithromycin Side effects

Common azithromycin side effects are


Diarrhoea
Nausea
Abdominal pain
Vomiting
Fatigue
Headache
Dizziness
Fainting
Fever
Itching
Swelling of the face
Yellowing of the eyes
Loss of appetite

Serious azithromycin side effects:


Liver problems
  • Weakness
  • Dark urine
  • Pale face

QT prolongation can cause irregular heartbeat
  • Chest pain
  • Gasping during sleep
  • Fainting


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Allergic reactions
  • Breathlessness
  • Pale face
  • Hives
  • Skin reaction
  • Diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Stomach pain
  • Nausea
  • Reduced appetite


If you experience any of these following serious symptoms immediately contact your healthcare provider for further assistance.

QT prolongation can cause irregular heartbeat
  • Chest pain
  • Gasping during sleep
  • Fainting
Allergic reactions
  • Breathlessness
  • Pale face
  • Hives
  • Skin reaction
  • Diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Stomach pain
  • Nausea
  • Reduced appetite
If you experience any of these following serious symptoms immediately contact your healthcare provider for further assistance.


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How to get rid of the side effects?


Nausea - Avoid eating spicy foods while taking azithromycin. Try to eat little, simple meals keeping a gap between them.

Diarrhoea or Vomiting - Try drinking enough amount of water to avoid dehydration. Drink a small sip of warm water if you’re sick. Avoid using any other types of medicines for the treatment of diarrhoea and vomiting.

Losing of appetite - Eat small meals every 2-3 hour break. Try having nutritious snacks which are high in calories and protein

Headaches - Drink plenty of water. If you are facing a severe headache ask your doctor to prescribe you painkillers.

Dizziness or tired - While standing if you feel dizziness, try getting up slowly and sitting down slowly so you can feel better. Still, if you feel dizziness then try lying down. Avoid smoking and consumption of alcohol.


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Frequently Asked Questions:

Azithromycin is not used for curing fever. These are only used for treating different infections that are caused by bacteria such as bronchitis, pneumonia and infections of the skin, throat, sinuses, lungs, ears and reproductive organs.

Azithromycin is not used for curing a cold. These are only used for treating different infections that are caused by bacteria such as bronchitis, pneumonia and infections of the skin, throat, sinuses, lungs, ears and reproductive organs


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