Zithromax is a medicine used for bacterial infections (such as respiratory infections, skin infections, strep throat, ear infections, pneumonia, middle ear infection, sexually transmitted diseases or tonsillitis). It is not going to work for viral or fungal infections no matter how long you will be taking it. Before the treatment can be started, the patient is supposed to report to the doctor any other drugs taken, especially triazolam, calcium channel blockers, other antibiotics, theophylline, triazolam, warfarin, digoxin, phenytoin, HIV medicines, alprazolam, carbamazepine, diazepam, ergot medicine, cholesterol-lowering medicines, cyclosporine or pimozide, as well as any medical issues present, such as a history of Long QT syndrome, liver disease, kidney disease, myasthenia gravis or heart rhythm disorder.
During the treatment, it's important to stick to the dose prescribed and take Zithromax for as long as recommended. If you develop side effects that feel serious, such as sore throat, loss of appetite, swelling in your face or tongue, watery or bloody diarrhea, dark urine, jaundice, low fever, burning in your eyes, stomach pain, blistering and peeling, red or purple skin rash or clay-colored stools, you will have to stop the treatment and consult your doctor. In case your side effects are insignificant like decreased sense of smell, insomnia, stomach upset, constipation, vaginal itching, vomiting, mild nausea, mild itching, nervous feeling, problems with hearing, skin rash, headache, dizziness or diarrhea, you can carry on with the treatment.