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Sumamed is effective against a wide variety of bacteria organisms, such as Hemophilus influenzae, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Staphylococcus aureus, and mycobacterium avium, and many others. It is unusual in that it stays in the body for quite a while, allowing for once a day dosing and for shorter treatment courses for most infections.
Sumamed , like all macrolide antibiotics, prevents bacteria from growing by interfering with their ability to make proteins. Due to the differences in the way proteins are made in bacteria and humans, the macrolide antibiotics do not interfere with humans’ ability to make proteins.
Sumamed is effective against susceptible bacteria causing infections of the middle ear, tonsillitis, throat infections, laryngitis, bronchitis, pneumonia, sinuses. It is also effective against certain sexually transmitted infectious diseases, such as nongonococcal urethritis and cervicitis.
Sumamed should be taken at least one hour before or two hours after meals since it may bind to food and not be absorbed from the intestine. For most infections, sumamed is taken once daily for a relatively short course of treatment (usually five days). The first dose is often a "double dose," twice as much as the remainder of the doses given. For acute bacterial sinusitis, azithromycin way be taken once daily for three days.
Unlike erythromycin and clarithromycin, sumamed is generally considered free of interactions with most other medicines. It is recommended that sumamed not be taken at the same time as aluminum- or magnesium- based antacids, such as Mylanta or Maalox because antacids will bind the sumamed and prevent it from being absorbed from the intestine.
There are no adequate studies of sumamed in pregnant women. However, studies in animals suggest no important effects on the fetus. Sumamed therefore can be used in pregnancy if the physician feels that it is clearly necessary.
It is not known if sumamed is secreted in breast milk.
Sumamed is generally well tolerated. The most common side effects are diarrhea or loose stools, nausea, abdominal pain, and vomiting, each of which may occur in fewer than one in twenty persons who receive azithromycin. Rarer side effects include abnormal liver tests, allergic reactions, and nervousness.