Azithromycin Tablets

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Azithromycin is an antibiotic treatment prescribed for Chlamydia in the UK. Doxycycline is now recommended as first-line treatment for Chlamydia. You can buy Azithromycin as an alternative for those who cannot take Doxycycline. You can view our Doxycycline treatment here.

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    What is Azithromycin?

    Azithromycin is an antibiotic commonly prescribed to treat various infections including sexually transmitted infections such as Chlamydia and Gonorrhea. The branded version of this medication is known as Zithromax. Azithromycin is from a group of medicines called macrolide antibiotics, used to treat bacterial infections.

    How effective is Azithromycin in treating Chlamydia?

    Azithromycin is a highly effective antibiotic for the treatment of Chlamydia. When taken correctly, this antibiotic has been found to be successful in treating Chlamydial infection in up to 95% of all cases.

    Azithromycin works to destroy bacteria responsible for the infection by stopping them from producing the proteins they need to survive. Also this antibiotic remains in the body for a long period of time to prevent recolonisation of the bacteria which cause this infection.

    Azithromycin vs Doxycycline for treatment of Chlamydia

    Both medications are useful at treating uncomplicated urogenital chlamydia infection. They are both antibiotics but work in different ways. Doxycycline is now recommended as first line treatment for this infection, whilst Azithromycin is an useful alternative for those individuals who cannot tolerate Doxycycline or other Tetracycline antibiotics.

    How do I take Azithromycin?

    How much azithromycin is needed to cure chlamydia? For the treatment of Chlamydia, TWO tablets of Azithromycin 500mg tablets should be taken as a single dose on day one followed by 500mg daily for the next TWO days. Therefore a total of FOUR tablets of 500mg will be required to complete this longer course.

    Please note: this is a new dose for this medication in line with the updated national guidance for the treatment of Chlamydia.

    The tablets should be swallowed whole with half a glass of water before or after food.

    More about Azithromycin 500mg

    As a member of the family of antibiotics known as macrolides, Azithromycin has the powerful ability to prevent bacterial infections from spreading. It does this by inhibiting peptide activity and protein production in the bacteria. This then enables the body’s immune system to tackle the invading bacteria cells.

    Azithromycin also differs from many other antibiotic medications due to its ability to remain in the system for long periods, which means that courses of treatment are typically shorter than with other antibiotics. Nevertheless it is critical that patients complete the prescribed course of antibiotic treatment to ensure that the infection clears. In some instances, even though the symptoms may disappear, it can return swiftly if the treatment course is not completed.

    As with all antibiotic treatments, failing to complete a course enables the bacteria to build up a resistance.

    Once a course of Azithromycin is completed it is recommended that you wait a few weeks before completing another sexually transmitted infection (STI) test to confirm you are cured.

    Azithromycin UK: directions for use

    Azithromycin is a medication that is only available on prescription and cannot be purchased over the counter. It is advised that Azithromycin tablets should be swallowed whole with a glass of water no less than an hour before meals or at least two hours after a meal. Should you miss a dose, take a 500mg tablet as soon as you remember. However, it is important never to double dose as this can lead to heightened risk of side effects.

    Typically, Azithromycin is recommended as a second-line, alternative treatment to Doxycycline for the treatment of chlamydia. It is reserved for those who have found Doxycycline to be ineffective or have had a reaction to it.

    If you suffer from any of the below issues, it is important that you mention these during your consultation as they may be relevant to your doctor or prescriber. Do you suffer from:

    • Severe liver or kidney problems
    • Heart problems
    • Severe neurological or psychiatric condition
    • Low potassium
    • Low magnesium
    • Multiple infections
    • Myasthenia gravis

    It is not advised that pregnant women use Azithromycin as research into the impact of the medication has not been completed. If you are concerned that you have an STI while pregnant or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or midwife as soon as possible.

    Buy Azithromycin online

    Buying prescription medications online has become increasingly popular because it offers speed and convenience. It also helps to ensure discretion and can reduce the embarrassment that prevents many people from seeking medical assistance.

    This is particularly true in cases where an individual is suffering from a sexually transmitted infection (STI) such as Chlamydia. In the past it was necessary to visit a GP, sexual health clinic or pharmacy in order to undergo an examination and, as a result, gain a prescription that would allow one to buy treatment for Chlamydia.

    Thanks to our online prescription service, however, it is possible to order pills for Chlamydia online and avoid the need for a face-to-face appointment.

    Is buying Azithromycin antibiotic treatment online safe?

    As an online pharmacy offering safe, fully-registered prescription services, we can guarantee that medication purchased from PostMyMeds is prescribed by a qualified, UK-based prescriber. We are regulated by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC).

    A short medical assessment questionnaire enables our prescribing pharmacists to approve and arrange for the dispatch of your order.

    The checkout and payment process is also smooth, safe and seamless so that your prescription comes to you swiftly and discreetly, with maximum convenience.

    Need further peace of mind? Feel free to browse our reviews and explore our FAQs section relating to Azithromycin chlamydia treatment.

    What are the cautions associated with Azithromycin use?

    Although Azithromycin tablets are commonly prescribed in the UK to treat symptoms of Chlamydia, it is still important to check if the medication is suitable for you. Azithromycin should not be used by people suffering with certain medical conditions or those taking certain medications. 

    You should always read the patient information leaflet (PIL) for Azithromycin before taking this medication to ensure it is safe for you to use. Taking Azithromycin and alcohol is ok, however, please ensure you drink alcohol in moderation only. Azithromycin isn’t normally recommended if pregnant or breastfeeding.

    What are the side effects of Azithromycin?

    Azithromycin like all medications may cause certain side effects, however not all patients will experience these.

    Very common side effects of Azithromycin include:

    • Headache
    • Nausea
    • Vomiting
    • Abdominal Pain
    • Diarrheoa
    • Flatulence (excess wind)

    For more information associated with the side effects of this medication, please see the patient information leaflet or contact PostMyMeds.

    Where can I find more information on Chlamydia and Azithromycin?

    Azithromycin is available on this page from our online pharmacy. Please refer to the patient information leaflet (PIL) for further information about Azithromycin. You can find more information on Chlamydia and improving your sexual health here.

Although all of our content is written and reviewed by healthcare professionals, it should not be substituted for or used as medical advice. If you have any questions about your health, please speak to your doctor.

Authored Feb 03, 2018 by Joseph Issac, MPharm
Reviewed Jun 12, 2024 by Prabjeet Saundh, MPharm