The Ministry of Health and Prevention has said Zithromax (azithromycin), which is used to treat bacterial infections, is safe.
Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Policy and Licensing, Ministry of Health and Prevention and Chair of the Supreme Committee for Pharmaceutical Surveillance, said the ministry received an official letter from Pfizer about the observation of some rare cases of allergies of the skin caused by azithromycin.
He referred to a circular issued by the ministry several days ago directing health professionals to be cautious and follow rare cases of skin allergy around the world that may occur as a result of using this product, adding that Add warnings to the product label.
The UAE health official highlighted the ministry’s willingness to issue guidelines on the rational use of antibiotics to avoid the risks of misuse and warned the public of the ingestion of antibiotics without consulting a doctor.
Zithromax (azithromycin) is an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections such as bronchitis, pneumonia, and infections of the ears, lungs and other organs.