Azithromycin (Zithromax, Zmax) is an antibiotic prescribed for the treatment of a wide variety of bacterial infections such as otitis media, tonsillitis, laryngitis, bronchitis, pneumonia, sinusitis, uncomplicated skin and skin structure infections, Mycobacterium avium complex, and acute bacterial flare ups of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It also is effective for acute pelvic inflammatory disease and several sexually transmitted infectious diseases such as nongonococcal urethritis and cervicitis. Side effects, drug interactions, and warnings and precautions should be reviewed prior to taking this medication.
- clarithromycin, Biaxin, Biaxin XL
- erythromycin, Eryc, Ery-Tab, E.E.S, Eryped, PCE, (E-Mycin, Ilosone, and Pediazole are discontinued)
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Cystic fibrosis is a disease of the mucus and sweat glands. Cystic fibrosis is an inherited disease. The outcome of the disease...learn more »
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Cystic Fibrosis Article
- Cystic fibrosis facts*
- What is cystic fibrosis?
- What are other names for cystic fibrosis?
- What causes cystic fibrosis?
- Is cystic fibrosis inherited?
- Who is at risk for cystic fibrosis?
- What are the signs and symptoms of cystic fibrosis?
- How is cystic fibrosis diagnosed?
- How is cystic fibrosis treated?
- Living with cystic fibrosis
- What is the outlook for cystic fibrosis?
Strep throat (Group A, beta hemolytic, streptococcus pyogene, GAS) bacterial infection of the throat. Signs and symptoms of strep...learn more »
Travelers should prepare for their trip by visiting their physician to get the proper vaccinations and obtain the necessary...learn more »
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Travel Medicine Article
- Why should travelers see a physician before they leave on a trip?
- What diseases occur in travelers, and how can disease be prevented?
- Traveler's diarrhea
- Meningitis and encephalitis
- Yellow fever
- Hepatitis A
- Typhoid fever
- What about diseases for which there is no vaccine or preventive medication?
- What is safe to eat and drink while traveling?
- What can I do to avoid insect bites?
- What should be in my travel first-aid kit or medicine kit?
- What are the medical concerns with jet lag?
- What if I have a medical condition or a chronic disease?
- What if I'm traveling while pregnant?
- What about traveling with children?
- Travel health insurance & medical evacuation insurance
- Travel safety and health alerts
- Where can I find additional information?
Cough (Chronic Cough)
Chronic cough is a cough that does not go away and is generally a symptom of another disorder such as asthma, allergic rhinitis,...learn more »
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Whooping Cough (Pertussis) Article
- Whooping cough (pertussis) facts
- What is whooping cough? What is the history of whooping cough?
- What causes whooping cough?
- Is whooping cough contagious?
- What is the contagious period for whooping cough?
- What are risk factors for whooping cough?
- How long does the whooping cough vaccine last?
- What is the incubation period for whooping cough?
- What are whooping cough symptoms, signs, and stages?
- How long does whooping cough last?
- What does whooping cough sound like?
- How is whooping cough transmitted?
- Can adults get whooping cough?
- How is whooping cough diagnosed?
- What is the treatment for whooping cough?
- What is the prognosis for whooping cough?
- What are possible complications of whooping cough?
- Is it possible to prevent whooping cough? Is there a whooping cough vaccine?
- Where can people find more information about whooping cough (pertussis)?