- This medicine have Azithromycin as an active ingredient which belongs to a class of medicines known as antibiotics.
- This medicine have a macrocyclic lactone ring with attached sugars in it’s chemical structure, therefore it is also known as macrolide antibiotics.
- This medicine have higher efficacy, better gastric tolerance and convenient once a day dosing, As a result it is now preferred over other macrolide antibiotics.
- Antibiotics are substances produced by microorganisms, which selectively suppress the growth of or kill other microorganism at very low concentrations.
- This medicine is more effective for the treatment of gram negative bacteria but less effective for the suppression of Gram positive Cocci bacteria, As a result it is used to treat various types of bacterial infections of the respiratory tract (like pneumonia, bronchitis, tonsillitis, pharyngitis and sinusitis), skin infections (like acne and rosacea), ear infections, and sexually transmitted infections.
- Treatment of Bacterial Infections
In Treatment of Bacterial Infections:
- This medicine helps you to fight against many different types of bacterial infections such as Tonsillitis, Bronchitis, Pneumonia, ENT (Ear, Nose, Throat) Infections, Skin Infections, Urinary Tract Infections and dental infections. It can also be used to treat sexually transmitted diseases.
- This medicine helps to shorten the duration of infections due to it’s bacteriostatic action against bacteria and makes you feel better more quickly.
- It helps you to go for your daily life activities more quickly.
- This medicine also helps to prevent complications arises due to bacterial infections if left untreated.
Most adverse effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as soon as your body adjusts to the medicine. Additionally Consult your doctor if they persist for longer duration if causes any serious trouble.
Common Adverse Effects
- Abdominal pain
- You can take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor, Moreover It should be taken with or without food at fixed time every day.
- Your doctor will decide the right dose for you, however this may vary from person to person depending on the infections being treated and many other factors like your weight, age etc.
- Do not try to cut or break the medicine with knife or by any other means, otherwise it may reduce the efficacy of your medicine. please take it as a whole and swallow with water.
- This medicine works by preventing synthesis of essential proteins that are required by bacteria to carry out vital functions. Thus, it stops the bacterial growth, and prevents the infection from spreading and becoming more severe.
You are recommended to avoid alcohol consumption with this medicine otherwise it may increase the chances of side effects.
Pregnancy Safe if Prescribed
This medicine is probably safe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited data available for humans but animal studies have shown no or little harmful effects to the developing baby. your doctor may prescribe this medicine after weighing the benefits and any potential risk during pregnancy. Do not use this medicine until your doctor have prescribed it for you.
Breast Feeding Safe If Prescribed
This medicine is probably safe to use during breastfeeding as limited available human data suggests that it does not represent any significant risk to the baby. Although this medicine may partially passed through the mother milk and induce diarrhea and rash in some babies.
Although this medicine will not affect your ability to drive or use machines but take care if you experience abnormal vision or blurred vision and dizziness.
This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from severe renal disorders, In addition Dose adjustment is necessary for these patients. However, Sometimes this medicine is not recommended in patients undergoing dialysis.
This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from Liver diseases, In addition Dose adjustment is necessary for these patients. It is better to avoid this medicine in patients suffering from severe Liver disorders, Otherwise it may be harmful for your liver.
If you miss a dose of this medicine, please take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and adhere on your regular schedule. Do not double the dose for adjusting the missed dose at very short interval, otherwise you may experience some serious side effects.
Tell your physician if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, herbal preparations, including medicines obtained without prescription because taking this medicine with any of these can modify the effect of either of them and cause some serious side effects:
- Anti-gout/arthritis medicine (colchicine)
- Cholesterol management medicines (simvastatin)
- Drugs used for mental health (pimozide, amisulpride)
- Drugs used for bladder weakness (tolterodine)
- Medicines used for nausea (domperidone)
- Medicines used for migraine (ergotamine, dihydroergotamine)
- Chemical Class: Macrolides
- Habit Forming: No
- Therapeutic class: Antimicrobial
- Action class: Macrolide Antimicrobial
- You can take probiotics along with this medicine to get relief from antibiotic induced diarrhea.
- Taking this medicine with food and plenty of fluids can prevent gastric upset due to this medicine.
- Always inform your doctor about your all prescription as well as herbal preparation medicines, before using this medicine.
- Always complete your full course of antibiotics as directed by your doctor even if you feel better. Stopping this medicine earlier can worsen the infection and make it harder to treat.
- Immediately stop to take this medicine if you are feeling any severe allergic reactions like edema of the face, throat or tongue, breathing difficulties, severe skin rashes etc.
- Store in a cool and dry place below 30°C away from direct sunlight, Also Keeps away from the out of reach of children.
- Briggs GG, Freeman RK, editors. A Reference Guide to Fetal and Neonatal Risk: Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation. 10th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health; 2015. Page -360-365.
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