It's widely used to treat chest infections such as pneumonia, infections of the nose and throat such as sinus infection (sinusitis), skin infections, Lyme disease, and some sexually transmitted infections. Azithromycin is used in children, often to treat ear infections or chest infections. It can also be used long term to prevent chest infections in people who keep getting them. The medicine is available on prescription as capsules, tablets and a liquid that you drink. It can also be given by injection, but this is usually only done in hospital. Azithromycin is usually taken once a day, unless you're having it by injection. Try to take your medicine at the same time each day. Zithromax is a branded medication manufactured by Pfizer. It contains azithromycin, an antibiotic which kills bacteria. Zithromax tablets therefore work in the same way as generic azithromycin but comes in branded packaging. Branded medicines can be slightly more expensive than generic medication. If you need to take Zithromax during pregnancy or while breastfeeding, speak to your local GP. Your GP will assess whether the tablets are suitable for you. It may be possible for you to take Zithromax if your GP approves.
NHS medicines information on azithromycin - what it's used for, side effects, dosage. The medicine is available on prescription as capsules, tablets and a liquid. Azithromycin Zithromax is used for treating a variety of bacterial infections, such as. My pills are white and have an imprint of "GGD6".