Client Family Teaching

1. Do not administer capsules with meals because food decreases absorption.

2. Avoid ingesting aluminum- or magnesium-containing antacids simultaneously with azithromycin.

3. Notify provider if N&V or diarrhea is excessive.

4. Avoid sun exposure and use protection when necessary.

5. Report if no symptom improvement after 48-72 hr.

6. Use an additional nonhormonal form of birth control if taking oral contraceptives because their effectiveness may be diminished.

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