New drugs appear oncounters pharmacies very often. These funds are designed to eliminate pain and suppress inflammatory reactions, destroy atypical cells, fight against metabolic disorders and kill infections. A particularly promising area of ​​modern pharmacology is the creation of new antibiotics, because to those drugs that have been synthesized long ago, microorganisms are practically insensitive. But very often in the way of a new medicine to a patient becomes its high cost. And then manufacturers produce antibiotic-analogues, produced on the basis of the technology of production of the original medicinal product, but affordable for the consumer. A similar situation has developed with the medicine "Azithromycin". Analogues of this antibiotic are used much more often than the original drug.

Azithromycin is an antibiotic from the macrolide group

Certainly, appointing this or that antibiotic, the doctorassesses the patient's condition, listens to his complaints, studies the data of the conducted studies, and on the basis of this makes a diagnosis. When appointing an antimicrobial agent, a doctor of any specialty is not only guided by a diagnosis, but also finds out whether the patient had had an allergic reaction and on which drugs specifically. With the established allergy to the antibiotics of the penicillin or cephalosporin series, they can be replaced by Azithromycin, whose analogues are in large numbers on the drugstore shelves.

For this antibiotic group of macrolidescharacterized by a wide range of antimicrobial action, a fairly rapid absorption from the gastrointestinal tract, which allows you to prescribe the drug inside and for a long time. Azithromycin, synonyms of which can be found in the pharmacy chain "Sumamed", "Azalid", "Azimed", "Susamox", for years of its use in the therapy of various diseases proved its high efficiency and won the popularity of doctors and their patients. This antimicrobial agent is prescribed for the treatment of bacterial infections of the respiratory tract, including tonsillitis and paranasal sinuses, organs of the urinary system, diseases of the ENT organs, and, importantly, for the therapy of certain sexually transmitted diseases (chlamydia, trichomoniasis, ureaplasmosis, gonorrhea , syphilis).

Azithromycin: is it possible to replace the drug with analogues

Often patients ask a question: "What is better than azithromycin or sumamed?" It should be noted that such a statement of the question is incorrect, because the active substance in each of these preparations is one and the same. That is why it is possible to replace one antibiotic with another with the exact observance of the age-related dosage and the recommended duration of the course of treatment. Azithromycin, analogues of which, like the antibiotic itself, can be administered to patients of almost any age, is available in the form of tablets and capsules for adults, as well as syrup for use in pediatric practice.

Accordingly, general recommendations onreception of any of these medicines, that is, the drug should be administered 2 hours before meals or an hour after the last meal, be washed down with enough liquid, and used with caution when taking cardiac glycosides and drugs that affect blood clotting. There is another reason for the popularity of this drug in doctors and patients - the drug "Azithromycin", analogues of which are an order of magnitude lower than the original drug, you need to take one tablet only once a day, and the maximum duration of treatment should not exceed without additional appointment physician for 5 days. That is why treatment with this tool, known for its high efficacy and wide spectrum of action, is available to a large number of patients.

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