Treating respiratory tract infections: azithromycin is often prescribed to treat respiratory tract infections, such as pneumonia, bronchitis, and sinusitis.
Treating skin and soft tissue infections: azithromycin can be used to treat skin and soft tissue infections, such as cellulitis and impetigo.
Treating sexually transmitted infections: azithromycin is effective against some sexually transmitted infections, including chlamydia and gonorrhea.
Treating eye infections: azithromycin eye drops are used to treat bacterial conjunctivitis, also known as pink eye.
Preventing bacterial infections: azithromycin can be used to prevent bacterial infections in people who are at risk of developing infections, such as those with weakened immune systems.
The spectrum of activity of azithromycin includes many gram-positive bacteria such as Streptococcus pneumoniae, Streptococcus pyogenes, and Staphylococcus aureus, as well as some gram-negative bacteria such as Haemophilus influenzae, Moraxella catarrhalis, and Neisseria gonorrhoeae. However, it is not effective against all types of bacteria, and some bacteria may be resistant to it. Therefore, it is important to use azithromycin only as directed by a healthcare professional.