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Azithromycin tablets available to buy online in the UK

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What is Azithromycin?

Azithromycin is a macrolide antibiotic that treats and cures bacterial infections such as chlamydia, gonorrhoea, non-specific urethritis, ureaplasma and mycoplasma in both men and women. It prevents infections from spreading by affecting the bacteria's ability to make proteins.

Azithromycin stays in the system for a longer period compared to most other antibiotic medications, so courses of this medicine are short and less intensive. Due to high resistance rates, it should only be taken after a recommendation from the treating doctor.

Azithromycin has a number of uses, and is a highly effective antibiotic treatment that's well tolerated and is particularly successful for treating sexually transmitted infections, such as chlamydia, gonorrhoea, ureaplasma and mycoplasma. Azithromycin prevents the spread of the bacteria, so that your body's natural defences can fight back and remove the infection from your system.

When taking Azithromycin, you should report any instances of muscle pain, tenderness or weakness to your doctor.

How does Azithromycin work?

Azithromycin belongs to a group of medications known as macrolides. These work by preventing bacteria from multiplying, as it affects peptide activity and protein production require. When these two functions are inhibited, the infection can't stay alive and spread, leaving it vulnerable to the body's defence mechanisms. This causes the bacteria cells to die off, which then stops the infection.

How to use Azithromycin?

Azithromycin is taken differently depending on the bacterial infection that is being treated. In all cases, Azithromycin capsules should be taken an hour before meals or at least two hours after you have eaten. Even if you notice an improvement before the end of your prescribed course, you must keep taking the medication as prescribed. Stopping a course early may cause the bacteria to build up a resistance to the antibiotic.

After you have completed your course of treatment, you should wait around two weeks before taking another STI test to make sure that you are completely cured.

All Azithromycin capsules come with a patient leaflet and doctor's advice on what dosage to take depending on the infection you have.

For chlamydia trachomatis, non-specific urethritis and mycoplasma genitalium Azithromycin is only recommended as a second line treatment after a first line treatment with Doxycycline. After that the medical recommendation is 1 gram as a single dose, followed by a 500 mg dose once a day for two days.

Who can take Azithromycin?

Make sure that you mention any medications you are currently taking during your consultation, and also provide detailed information about your health, such as whether you are pregnant or breastfeeding. During the consultation, your online doctor will be able to confirm whether Azithromycin is safe for you to use.

What are the side effects of Azithromycin?

Like all antibiotics Azithromycin can cause certain side effects, which do not have to affect every patient. Usually these side effects are of a lighter nature and disappear on their own during the continuation of the treatment. Some of the most common side effects include mild nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, constipation, stomach pain or upset, dizziness, tiredness, headaches, vaginal itching or discharge, mild itching or a skin rash. If you experience any of these side effects for a long time or if you experience an allergic reaction, you need to contact a doctor or your local GP.

What medication interactions should I be aware of with Azithromycin?

It is important to consider when taking Azithromycin, what other prescription medication, over-the-counter drugs, vitamins and dietary supplements you are using. These may have a negative impact on you when used with Azithromycin. When it comes to other prescription medications, it is best practice to avoid mixing Azithromycin with blood thinners, medications used for blood clots, Amiodarone, Digoxin, typhoid vaccines and Quinidine. Also, alcohol can increase the likelihood of certain side effects occurring, such as an upset stomach and dizziness.

Please note, the manufacturer has reported cases of rhabdomyolysis in people taking azithromycin with statins, although this appears to be less common than with other macrolides. If you experience any muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness, you should report this to your doctor.

How can I buy Azithromycin online?

Buying prescription medicines online is becoming an increasingly popular method due to its ease and secureness, especially when obtaining recurrent medication. You can buy Azithromycin from HealthExpress by starting your consultation. By ordering online with us you will receive the following benefits:

  • No inconvenient face-to-face appointments
  • Super quick delivery - next day when ordered before 4pm
  • No long waiting room and pharmacy queues
  • Discreet packaging - get your prescription delivered to your workplace or shared accommodation
  • All-inclusive service - you only have to pay for your treatment
  • Medication is approved by UK qualified doctors

Please note that the manufacturer of Azithromycin may differ from that shown on the image above, but the ingredients, benefits and possible side effects of the medication will be the same.

Can I buy Azithromycin without a prescription?

Simply put, no. All medication such as Azithromycin requires a prescription slip. This includes buying online or directly at a local pharmacy. The reason for this is the risk of potentially dangerous side effects caused by the medication.

Is it safe to buy Azithromycin online?

We can guarantee that medication such as Azithromycin purchased from HealthExpress is genuine prescription treatment reviewed by a doctor registered in the UK. Our doctor assesses every consultation to ensure the medication, quantity, and dosage is safe for you. Once you have your prescription, you can order Azithromycin safely and discreetly from HealthExpress. It is sent straight to the pharmacy for you, then straight to your preferred address.

Our service at HealthExpress has all the relevant and mandatory safety certificates including the Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), General Medical Council (GMC) and the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPC).

Getting Azithromycin delivered in the UK

Azithromycin is delivered straight to your door via Royal Mail. Due to our discreet delivery, you can get Azithromycin delivered to any address, including your place of work. For all orders made and approved by 4.30pm Monday to Friday, this will be the next day and it requires a signature upon arrival (this doesn't need to be yourself). This service is free of charge.

We also offer a nominated day delivery meaning you're in control of when and where your medication is sent. Lastly, HealthExpress has thousands of UPS pick-up points across the UK if you'd prefer collecting from a local shop in-person.

How do I know if this STI medication is authentic?

Any medication like Azithromycin purchased online from a website that displays pharmacy and doctor certificates can be reviewed by yourself to ensure they are reputable sources. This includes HealthExpress.

If you would like further clarification, Azithromycin may vary in terms of outer packaging, however, the tablets themselves are manufactured by Teva and therefore blue in colour. Every medication will come complete with the patient leaflet, which must be thoroughly read before use.

At HealthExpress, our process includes checks from our doctor as well as the UK registered pharmacy to ensure the authenticity of Azithromycin. If you are unsure in any way, you can contact our Customer Service for further validation, or check our safety certificate present on the home page on this website.

Is my personal and medical information safe online?

Your consultation for Azithromycin is 100% confidential, as are all of our conditions and accompanying treatments. All data on HealthExpress is encrypted and will not be shared with third parties.

Do you have any other queries or observations?

If you have any further questions regarding Azithromycin that we haven't answered here, you can always contact our Customer Service Team via email, phone or Live Chat available Monday to Friday 8:00-17:00.

Treatment Information
Treatment Information
Product Name: Azithromycin
Active Ingredient(s): Azithromycin
Manufacturer: Teva
Description: Azithromycin is an antibiotic used in the treatment of genital infections like chlamydia and ureaplasma (when combined with cefixime)
Exemption: Subject to medical prescription
Administration: Oral
Presentation: Tablets
Available Dosage: 500 mg
Application: Men and women over 18 with a bacterial infection
Posology: Take 2 tablets together as a single dose
Drug class: Macrolide antibiotics
Alcohol consumption: No influence
When breastfeeding: Side effects not expected, however ask your doctor
When pregnant: Not expected, however ask your doctor
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