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ZITHROMAX® IV Patient Counseling Information (azithromycin dihydrate)

17 PATIENT COUNSELING INFORMATION

Patients should be informed of the following serious and potentially serious adverse reactions that have been associated with ZITHROMAX®

Diarrhea: Inform patients that diarrhea is a common problem caused by antibacterial drugs which usually ends when the antibacterial is discontinued. Sometimes after starting treatment with antibacterials, patients can develop watery and bloody stools (with or without stomach cramps and fever) even as late as two or more months after having taken the last dose of the antibacterial. If this occurs, patients should notify their physician as soon as possible.

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