Zithromax is in a group of drugs called macrolide antibiotics. Zithromax is prescribed and used to treat many different types of infections caused by bacteria, such as respiratory infections, skin infections, ear infections, and sexually transmitted diseases. Zithromax is taken once daily, usually two to five days under normal dosage.
What are the dangers associated with Zithromax? The most serious types of health problems that have been attributed to Zithromax include liver damage resulting in death or liver transplant surgery. The symptoms for liver damage may include yellow eyes, abdominal pain, nausea, clay colored stools, and dark urine. Recent warnings have been added to the label regarding abnormal liver function, jaundice, necrosis, hepatic (liver) failure and death, which have been reported by persons taking this drug.
Zithromax is manufactured by Pfizer.
Do not change medications without first consulting your doctor.
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