Azithromycin is an antibiotic medication that belongs to the macrolide class. It is used to treat various bacterial infections, including those affecting the respiratory tract, skin, and sexually transmitted diseases. Azithromycin works by preventing the synthesis of essential proteins required by bacteria to carry out vital functions, thereby stopping bacterial growth and preventing the spread of infection.

The medicine is available in oral tablet form and is typically taken once daily for a specified duration, depending on the type and severity of the infection. It is important to note that Azithromycin 250 mg is not effective against viral infections and should only be used as prescribed by a healthcare provider.

While generally well-tolerated, azithromycin can cause side effects such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain[1][4][5]. In rare cases, it may also lead to more serious side effects, including abnormal heart rhythms, liver problems, and allergic reactions. Patients should inform their healthcare provider of any pre-existing medical conditions or other medications they are taking to minimize the risk of potential interactions.