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  • Azithromycin


  • Medication features

    Azithromycin is an antibiotic used to treat chlamydia when doxycycline is unsuitable. It is used for 3 days and generally eradicates the infection within 7 days.

    • Treatment for chlamydia


NOTE: After selecting this product, you will need to complete a short assessment, so we can make sure this medication is suitable for you. Pricing is provided as a reference only. The final decision on issuing this medication remains with our Prescriber / Pharmacist.

Azithromycin is an antibiotic used in the treatment of chlamydia. Symptoms, if any, begin to clear after a few days.


1g to be taken as a single dose.


  • Can I still have sex while I am taking Azithromycin?

    If you decide to engage in sexual activity whilst undergoing chlamydia treatment, you must make your partner aware of the risks. Make sure you use a condom to help avoid transmitting the infection. If you suspect a condom has split, make sure your partner gets testing for chlamydia and that they also receive treatment.

  • Can I drink alcohol whilst taking Azithromycin?

    No - alcohol can reduce the effectiveness of Azithromycin, and so the infection might not entirely clear.

  • Will diarrhoea or sickness affect treatment?

    The chances of antibiotics not working properly after vomiting or experiencing diarrhoea depends on how long ago you took the medication. If you have vomited within two hours of taking the medication, there is a high chance that the treatment wasn’t properly absorbed into your system. Equally, if you experience diarrhoea after taking this treatment, there is a chance that it was not absorbed.

Side Effects

There is always a risk of side effects with all medications. Some of these can be quite mild and can subside over time. Others are more serious and should be reported to your GP right away if you experience any side effects. Please contact a member of our team if you are concerned about any potential side effects that may occur when taking azithromycin.

Common side effects include:

  • Diarrhoea
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal pain
  • Flushing of the skin
  • Dizziness

You should stop taking this medication immediately if you show any signs of an allergic reaction, including difficulty breathing or talking, swelling of the tongue, and/or rash.


Info Leaflet

Before taking any medicines, regardless of whether they are over the counter or prescription-only, it is essential always to read the patient information leaflet.

Patient Information Leaflet