Use azithromycin to help treat traveller's diarrhoea.

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What is Azithromycin?

Azithromycin is an antibiotic medication. It is used to treat bacterial infections, such as traveller’s diarrhoea. This is usually caused by drinking contaminated water or eating contaminated food. Traveller’s diarrhoea is one of the most common illnesses in travellers. Azithromycin can also be used to treat ear, chest, skin, and soft tissue infections. This service is only for traveller’s diarrhoea, if you have any other conditions, please speak to your doctor for more advice.

Azithromycin can also be found under the branded name of Zithromax.

How does Azithromycin work?

Azithromycin is a type of antibiotic, which can stop the bacteria that usually cause traveller’s diarrhoea. Occasionally, traveller’s diarrhoea can be caused by a virus or parasite, but this is rare.

If your traveller’s diarrhoea is not caused by bacteria, azithromycin will not work. Speak to your doctor if you do not feel better after a few days of treatment, or get worse.

Will 500mg of azithromycin cure chlamydia?

Azithromycin can be used to treat chlamydia, but the dose that we prescribe for traveller’s diarrhoea is not the same. If you think you have chlamydia, you must speak to your doctor or visit a sexual health clinic to get tested.

Medically reviewed by:
Dr Kathryn Basford

Dr Kathryn Basford is a qualified GP who works as a GP in London, as well as with ZAVA. She graduated from the University of Manchester and completed her GP training through Whipps Cross Hospital in London.

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Article created: 27 Sep 2021

Last reviewed: 27 Sep 2021

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When travelling to other countries, it’s possible that you will come into contact with bacteria that cause stomach infections. In order to treat common symptoms of this, including diarrhoea, Asda Online Doctor by ZAVA offers antibiotic tablets.

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