Drug Class: Macrolide Antibiotics
Treats: Eye infection
Azasite is an ointment for the eye that contains azithromycin, a macrolide antibiotic used to fight bacteria. Azasite treats eye infections like conjunctivitis. It kills the bacteria that cause infections.
AzaSite is a medicine used in the treatment of eye infections. The medicine is administered to the patient's affected area in the form of eye drops. AzaSite may also be used for other purposes not listed in this guide.
The active ingredient of AzaSite - azithromycin - belongs to the macrolide antibiotic class. As a macrolide, AzaSite works by disrupting protein synthesis inside bacterial cells. Bacterial synthesis of proteins is essential to vital processes inside the cell such as the replication of DNA.
AzaSite is associated with its own range of potential side effects. Among these include eye discomfort, redness, itching, and watering. Some patients may also experience allergic reactions.