How should I take

Take Zithromax exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label. The dose and length of treatment with Zithromax may not be the same for every type of infection.

You may take Zithromax with or without food.

To use the Zithromax oral suspension single dose packet: Open the packet and pour the medicine into 2 ounces (approximately 60 mL) of water. Stir this mixture and drink all of it right away. Do not save for later use. To make sure you get the entire dose, add a little more water to the same glass, swirl gently and drink right away.

Shake the Zithromax oral suspension well just before you measure a dose. Measure the liquid with a special dose-measuring spoon or medicine cup, not with a regular table spoon. If you do not have a dose-measuring device, ask your pharmacist for one.

Take Zithromax for the full prescribed length of time. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cleared. Skipping doses may also increase your risk of further infection that is resistant to antibiotics. Zithromax will not treat a viral infection such as the common cold or flu.

Store Zithromax at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Throw away any unused liquid medicine after 10 days.