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Azithromycin 500mg Tablets



Antibiotics are used to treat infections caused by micro-organisms like bacteria. In this instance the bacteria that causes travellers’ diarrhoea.

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Azithromycin belongs to a group of medicines called macrolide antibiotics. Antibiotics are used to treat infections
caused by micro-organisms like bacteria. Azithromycin is used for the treatment of certain infections caused by bacteria that are sensitive to it, such as Travellers’ diarrhoea.

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Uses / Instructions

Take ONE tablets daily for 3 days


Talk with your doctor or pharmacist before taking Azithromycin if:

  • you have severe liver or kidney problems
  • you have severe heart problems or problems with your heart beat such as long QT syndrome (shown on an electro-cardiogram or ECG machine)
  • your blood levels of potassium or magnesium are too low
  • you develop signs of another infection
  • you are taking any ergot derivatives such as ergotamine (to treat migraine) as these medicines should not be taken together with Azithromycin
  • you have a certain type of muscle weakness called myasthenia gravis
  • you have nervous (neurological) or mental (psychiatric) problems.

Side Effects

Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.

Very common (may affect more than 1 in 10 people)

• diarrhoea

Common (may affect up to 1 in 10 people)

• headache
• being sick (vomiting), stomach pain or cramps, loss of appetite
• change in the quantity of the white blood cells and the concentration of bicarbonate in the blood.

See patient information leaflet for a full list of side effects.


The active substance is azithromycin dihydrate.

Each film-coated tablet contains 250 mg of azithromycin (as dihydrate).

The other ingredients are

Tablet core:

Calcium hydrogen phosphate, anhydrous, starch, pregelatinized (maize starch), croscarmellose sodium, sodium lauryl sulfate, magnesium stearate.

Tablet coating:

Lactose monohydrate, hypromellose, titanium dioxide (E 171), triacetin.


See patient information leaflet of the pack you receive as different brands have different other ingredients.


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