Antibiotics and Bacteria
Bacteria are the most widespread living organisms as they can survive in conditions in which other life simply cannot. They have been present in the lives of humans from the very moment we first stood up and became a species. Different kinds of bacteria have played different roles in the lives of humans. Some of the bacteria are essential for our wellbeing. They assist in the most basic functions of the body and we couldn’t live without those bacteria. However, there are other kinds of bacteria that have been responsible for more deaths than all other causes combined. Illnesses that can be caused by bacteria have been killing humans since the time immemorial and the reasons for this are very simple. First of all, it took us quite some time to realize that there are organisms that cannot be seen by naked eye and that can affect our health. And when we did realize this, it also took us some time to find a way to fight these organisms. The first breakthrough was the discovery of penicillin in the 19th century. From then on, we recognized the importance of developing and introducing new antibiotics that are going to be effective against different types of medication.
Recent History and Zithromax
Zithromax was discovered and patented in 1981 by Croatian pharmacists from the Pliva Company and it was derived from the older type of antibiotics known as erythromycin. Its generic name is azithromicyin and it is one of the best-selling antibiotics in the world, due to its efficiency and the safety of use. Zithromax is used for prevention and treatment of many different bacterial infections, most often middle ear infections, pneumonia, sinusitis, strep throat, chlamydia and typhoid. It is also often used in infants and people whose immune system has been compromised. Other uses for Zithromax are many and these are just some of them: traveler’s diarrhea, streptococcal pharyngitis, acute otitis media, celullitis, babesiosis, chancroid, bartonella, donovanosis, cholera, leptospirosis, malaria, lyme disease, Neisseria meningitis, mycobacterium avium complex or avian flu, pertussis, pelvic inflammatory disease, syphilis, salmonella and many others. As you can see for yourself, Zithromax is one of the most versatile antibiotics on the market and its uses are many.
Basic Information on Zithromax Treatment
The only thing that could prevent you from taking Zithromax is if you are allergic to this type of antibiotics or to similar medications. Some conditions, though, warrant special caution when prescribing and taking Zithromax, such as kidney or liver diseases, myasthenia gravis, heart rhythm disorder and history of Lon Qt syndrome. As the symptoms of a particular infection can subside before the infection has been cured, it is not advisable to cease using Zithromax before your doctor tells you it is time. It is also important that Zithromax is taken regularly as this ensures the best possible Zithromax treatment. You should also consult your doctor about any possible Zithromax side effects and any interactions that are possible between Zithromax and other drugs.