AzaSite is an eye fixed ointment containing azithromycin, a macrolide antibiotic that fights bacterium.

Azithromycin is employed to treat eye infections caused by bacterium.

AzaSite might also be used for functions ex-directory during this medication guide.

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  • AzaSite
  • Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction to AzaSite: hives; difficulty breathing or swallowing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

    Stop using AzaSite and call your doctor at once if you have:

    drainage or crusting of your eye;
    severe burning, stinging, itching, or other irritation after using the eye drops;
    feeling like something is in your eye;
    watery eyes, increased light sensitivity;
    eye pain, redness, or swelling;
    any signs of a new infection; or
    signs of a rare but serious reaction--fever, sore throat, swelling in your face or tongue, burning in your eyes, skin pain, followed by a red or purple skin rash that spreads (especially in the face or upper body) and causes blistering and peeling.
    Common AzaSite side effects may include:

    dry or itchy eyes;
    blurred vision;
    changes in your sense of taste;
    stuffy nose; or
    mild stinging, burning, or irritation of your eyes.
  • Instill 1 drop in the affected eye(s) twice daily, eight to twelve hours apart for the first two days and then instill 1 drop in the affected eye(s) once daily for the next five days.
  • Bacterial Infection

    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.