Bacterial infection represents one of the most common health problems worldwide. In most of the countries in the world, bacterial infection is one of the leading causes of death and mortality in humans, mostly on children and elders. Hospitalized patients have high risks of bacterial infection. Common bacterial infections include diarrhea, pneumonia, ear infections, skin disorders and urinary tract infections.
One special kind of bacteria is the anaerobic bacteria. Anaerobic is simply defined as “life without air.” Anaerobic bacteria are usually developed in areas which are lacking in oxygen. They are typically found in the vagina, mouth, gastrointestinal tract, and on the skin. Almost all of the dental infections are brought by anaerobic bacteria. Anaerobic bacteria infect deep tissues, deep wounds, and internal organs in presence of little oxygen. These infections are characterized by foul-smelling pus, abscess formation and tissue destruction. Anaerobic bacteria can also cause spinal cord abscesses. Don’t you know that nowadays there are already available medications that fight anaerobic bacteria and other bacterial infections?
Azithromycin tablets are antibiotics that prevents and stops bacterial growth. These are used to treat a lot of different types of infections such as respiratory infections, ear infections, sexually transmitted diseases, and skin infections. However, just like any other antibiotics, Azithromycin tablets are not used for viral infections. That is the common mistake when we take antibiotics. Antibiotics cannot treat viral infections like flu, only those from bacterial in origin
Azithromycin tablets are primarily metabolized in our liver and eliminated from our body through our kidneys. Therefore, patients with liver and kidney problems should not take this or should be taking this cautiously. Patients with allergies to similar drugs like clarithromycin and erythromycin should not be taking Azithromycin tablets as well. To make sure azithromycin tablets is beneficial for you, inform your doctor if you have pre-existing conditions like liver disease, kidney disease, and myasthenia gravis. There are no studies that prove that this medication is harmful to an unborn baby. However, inform your healthcare provider if you plan to become pregnant or if you are pregnant. Continue reading