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What should I know about trovafloxacin and azithromycin before taking them?

Dr. Darria Long Gillespie, MD
Emergency Medicine
It is not known if azithromycin eyedrops are safe or effective for children under 1 year old.

If you have an abnormal heart rhythm, azithromycin can lead to side effects and should be avoided.

If you have uncompensated heart failure, azithromycin can lead to side effects and should be avoided.

If you have impaired kidney function, impaired liver function, or myasthenia gravis, azithromycin may not be a good option for you.

Azithromycin may not be a good option for you if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy, or may be pregnant. It is not known if it is safe for pregnant women.

Azithromycin is passed into breast milk and may not be a good option for breastfeeding women.  

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