Azithromycin is a type of antibiotic which is used to treat different infections caused by bacteria. It is the recommended treatment to help treat travellers’ diarrhoea for travellers who are specifically travelling to South Asia (i.e. India) and South East Asia (Thailand). This medication can only be used to treat diarrhoea which has been caused by a bacterial infection, and will not be effective in treating diarrhoea as a result of viral infections or parasites.
When used for treating travellers’ diarrhoea, Azithromycin may cause some side effects. The most commonly reported side effects are: abdominal pain, nausea and flatulence.
If you feel you are suffering from any uncommon side effects, contact your doctor for advice straight away.
Read the patient information leaflet for a full list of side effects
One tablet is to be taken daily for a 3 day period. It can be taken with or without food.