Azithromycin is not the first-line treatment for Lyme disease. The preferred antibiotics for the treatment of Lyme disease are doxycycline, amoxicillin, or cefuroxime axetil.
Azithromycin is sometimes used as an alternative treatment for patients who cannot tolerate the first-line antibiotics or as part of combination therapy with other antibiotics. However, it is not considered to be as effective as the first-line antibiotics in treating Lyme disease.
It is important to note that the treatment of Lyme disease should be based on the individual patient’s medical history, symptoms, and other factors. A healthcare provider should be consulted for a proper diagnosis and appropriate treatment plan.