There are generally two types of acne treatments: prescriptions and non-prescriptions. The non-prescription treatment systems are usually topically applied and do not contain strong chemicals, and are generally not as effective. The prescription treatments out there are strong enough to require permission from a doctor, which can make them very effective against moderate to severe forms of acne. Zithromax is a prescription medication that recently has been adapted to use for acne. This review will cover Zithromax and how it is employed against acne.

Zithromax is a popular anti-bacterial drug developed by Pfizer, the highly-popular pharmaceutical company known for making Viagra and a wealth of other products. Pfizer is a well-established company that received an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.

As mentioned above, Zithromax is a powerful anti-bacterial drug that is most commonly prescribed for conditions such as pneumonia, sinusitis, chlamydia, and ear infections. The full name for the drug is azithromycin, and it can be quite effective against harmful bacteria in the skin. Recently Zithromax has been adapted for use against adult acne, and while it is effective against all forms of acne, it is generally reserved for the more severe types. Zithromax is most commonly distributed in “Z-Paks”, which come with six 250mg tablets. One can also obtain 500mg tablets. There are different dosage patterns for different people that are determined by the prescribing physician. Those who are or may be allergic to drugs containing erythromycin should not take Zithromax.

Zithromax is only available via a doctor’s prescription. With insurance the cost can be fairly cheap; without insurance, though, a treatment can run over $200.

As far as acne is concerned, Zithromax appears to be effective against acne. This is because Zithromax is an anti-bacterial drug, and acne is caused by a particular type of bacteria in the skin. Users report that Zithromax does a good job of clearing up their acne, which is more than several acne treatments out there can say. The downsides are the potential side effects of Zithromax. It is a powerful anti-bacterial drug; as such, users could experience side effects such as abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and headaches. It can also interfere with birth control if taken at the same time. Zithromax, in conclusion, could be a powerful tool to use against acne, but the individual user will have to try it out for themselves to be sure.