AzaSite is an eye ointment containing azithromycin, a macrolide antibiotic that fights bacteria.
Azithromycin is used to treat eye infections caused by bacteria.
You should check with your doctor immediately if any of these side effects occur when taking azithromycin ophthalmic:
Burning, redness, stinging, or other eye irritation
Blistering, burning, crusting, dryness, or flaking of the skin
discharge from the eye
hives or welts
itching, scaling, severe redness, soreness, or swelling of the skin
pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones
painful irritation of the clear front part of the eye
shortness of breath or troubled breathing
stuffy or runny nose
swelling of the face
swelling or puffiness of the eyes
tightness of the chest or wheezing
Some of the side effects that can occur with azithromycin ophthalmic may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:
Change in taste
loss of taste
(azithromycin monohydrate) ophthalmic solution
Treating certain bacterial infections. It may be used in combination with other medicines to treat acne or certain amoeba infections. It may be used to prevent certain types of malaria in travelers who will be visiting malaria-infected areas for less than 4 months. It may also be used to prevent or slow the progression of anthrax after exposure. Doryx delayed-release capsules are a tetracycline antibiotic. It works by slowing the growth of bacteria. Slowing the bacteria's growth allows the body's immune system to destroy the bacteria.