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Azicip (azithromycin) is a macrolide antibiotic used to prevent or treat a wide variety of bacterial infections around the world. It is well-tolerated by patients of any age; Azicip is often prescribed for infants, the elderly, and those with compromised immune systems, though dosage modifications may be required for these individuals.
Patients purchasing Azicip (or azithromycin by any name) to help treat Covid-19 should take care to first get a doctor's approval and instructions regarding dosage amount and frequency of administration, particularly for very young or very elderly patients. Azithromycin for Covid-19 is always co-administered with hydroxychloroquine or similar medications; it is very unlikely to provide significant benefit in this illness if used on its own. Hydroxychloroquine can be found here.
Azicip inhibits bacteria from making proteins needed to grow, spread, and thrive. This inhibition allows the immune system to defeat it with relative ease.
As Azicip is an antibacterial, it has little effect on viral or fungal infections. When used in such patients, the medication helps the patient prevent or fight off secondary bacterial infections, such as commonly occur when a patient has viral pneumonia.
Azicip is also frequently used when a bacterial infection is the primary concern. It is often used to treat or help treat:
Azicip comes as tablets, which should be taken with a full glass of fluid. Food is optional, but may reduce gastrointestinal side effects if experienced.
As with any antibiotic, it is important to follow doctor instructions regarding dosage amount, frequency of administration, and duration of treatment. Many patients will experience a complete absence of symptoms before treatment is scheduled to end; it is important to continue treatment for the full prescribed time even if this occurs. Ending treatment early encourages development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
Given the wide range of conditions Azicip is used to treat, it is too complicated to provide comprehensive dosage and administration guidelines. A doctor will provide these, or, failing doctor input, patients should do their own research regarding Azicip and a given condition.
Potential Side Effects
Side effects associated with Azicip use are similar to those which can be experienced with any antibiotic. The more common side effects are typically mild and short-lasting:
The above are not cause for concern unless severe or persistant.
More serious side effects are rare, but if experienced do call for doctor consultation:
Patients with a history of jaundice or liver problems may be at greater risk of certain side effects with Azicip. The benefits versus risks should be discussed with a doctor before initiating treatment.
Many other medications, both prescription and over-the-counter, can interact with Azicip. Make sure the prescribing doctor is aware of all other medications being taken, and double-check with a doctor or pharmacist regarding safety if any new medications are added.