Azithromycin is the generic name for various medicines, one famous name being Zithromax. It belongs to a group of medicines called macrolide antibiotics.
It is available as tablets, suspension and also as eye drops. It is used to treat infections caused by bacteria such as those occurring in the ear, respiratory passage, skin, and organs associated with reproduction. It is also effective in curing Mycobacteriumavium complex that is a specific type of infection of the lungs which attacks people suffering from HIV.
Azithromycin retards the growth of bacteria that are harmful to the body. This antibiotic only works on bacteria and is not suitable for treating viral infections