Azifast 500 Tablet

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    Azifast 500 Tablet Information

    Azifast 500 Tablet, a prescription drug, is manufactured in various forms such as Tablet. It is typically used for the treatment of Ear Infection, Tonsillitis, Pneumonia. Secondary and off-label uses of Azifast 500 Tablet have also been mentioned below.

    The correct dosage of Azifast 500 Tablet depends on the patient's age, gender, and medical history. Besides the medical condition it is advised for, the route of administration also plays an important role in determining the correct drug dosage. For detailed information on this, read through the dosage section.

    Common side effects of Azifast 500 Tablet include Nausea or vomiting, Diarrhoea, Headache. Besides the aforementioned side effects, there are other adverse effects of Azifast 500 Tablet as well, which are listed below. Normally, these side effects of Azifast 500 Tablet are not long lasting and go away when the treatment is finished. However, if these continue for a longer time, consult your doctor right away.

    In addition, Azifast 500 Tablet's effect is Safe during pregnancy and Safe for lactating mothers. Further, the section on Azifast 500 Tablet related warnings talks about Azifast 500 Tablet's effects on the liver, heart and kidney.

    Other conditions have been mentioned below in the Azifast 500 Tablet contraindications section.

    Besides this, Azifast 500 Tablet may also have severe interaction with some medicines. Refer to the list below for further details.

    In addition to the above precautions for Azifast 500 Tablet, it is important to know that it is safe while driving, and is habit-forming.



    Azifast 500 Tablet Benefits & Uses

    Azifast 500 Tablet is used to treat the following -

    Other Benefits

    Azifast 500 Tablet Dosage & How to Take

    This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

    Find the right dosage based on disease and age

    Age Group Dosage
    Adult
    • Disease: Bronchitis
    • Before or After Meal: After Meal
    • Single Maximum Dose: 500 mg
    • Dosage Form: Tablet
    • Dosage Route: Oral
    • Frequency: 1 daily
    • Course Duration: 3 days
    • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
    Geriatric
    • Disease: Bronchitis
    • Before or After Meal: After Meal
    • Single Maximum Dose: 500 mg
    • Dosage Form: Tablet
    • Dosage Route: Oral
    • Frequency: 1 daily
    • Course Duration: 3 days
    • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
    13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
    • Disease: Bronchitis
    • Before or After Meal: After Meal
    • Single Maximum Dose: 500 mg
    • Dosage Form: Tablet
    • Dosage Route: Oral
    • Frequency: 1 daily
    • Course Duration: 3 days
    • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
    2 - 12 years (Child)
    • Disease: Ear Infection (Otitis Media)
    • Before or After Meal: After Meal
    • Single Maximum Dose: 10 mg/kg
    • Dosage Form: Tablet
    • Dosage Route: Oral
    • Frequency: 1 daily
    • Course Duration: 3 days
    • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
    Adult(Female)
    • Disease: Cervicitis
    • Before or After Meal: After Meal
    • Single Maximum Dose: 1 g
    • Dosage Form: Tablet
    • Dosage Route: Oral
    • Frequency: 1 Weekly
    • Course Duration: 3 weeks
    • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
    Adult(Male)
    • Disease: Urethritis
    • Before or After Meal: After Meal
    • Single Maximum Dose: 1 g
    • Dosage Form: Tablet
    • Dosage Route: Oral
    • Frequency: 1 Weekly
    • Course Duration: 3 weeks
    • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor

    Azifast 500 Tablet Related Warnings

    • Is the use of Azifast 500 Tablet safe for pregnant women?


      Azifast is safe for pregnant women.

      Safe
    • Is the use of Azifast 500 Tablet safe during breastfeeding?


      Azifast is completely safe for breastfeeding women.

      Safe
    • What is the effect of Azifast 500 Tablet on the Kidneys?


      Azifast rarely harms the kidneys.

      Mild
    • What is the effect of Azifast 500 Tablet on the Liver?


      Very few cases of side effects of Azifast on the liver have been reported.

      Mild
    • What is the effect of Azifast 500 Tablet on the Heart?


      Side effects of Azifast rarely affect the heart.

      Mild


    Azifast 500 Tablet Contraindications

    If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Azifast 500 Tablet unless your doctor advises you to do so -



    Frequently asked Questions about Azifast 500 Tablet

    • Is this Azifast 500 Tablet habit forming or addictive?


      Forming a habit of Azifast 500 Tablet has not been reported.

      No
    • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


      Yes, you can comfortably use machinery or drive after taking Azifast 500 Tablet since it will not make you feel sleepy.

      Safe
    • Is it safe?


      Yes, but consume Azifast 500 Tablet only on doctor's advice.

      Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
    • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


      No, Azifast 500 Tablet cannot treat any kind of mental disorder.

      No

    Azifast 500 Tablet Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    • Interaction between Food and Azifast 500 Tablet


      It is safe to take Azifast 500 Tablet with food.

      Safe
    • Interaction between Alcohol and Azifast 500 Tablet


      Information about the interaction of Azifast 500 Tablet and alcohol is not currently available because this topic has not been researched yet.

      Unknown


    Frequently asked Questions about Azifast 500 Tablet

    Question over 5 years ago

    What is Azifast

    Dr. Haleema Yezdani MBBS , General Physician

    Azifast is a brand name for azithromycin. It is a prescription drug that belongs to the class of medication called macrolide antibiotic. It is used to treat a bacterial infection such as throat infection, respiratory tract infections, ear infections, and certain sexually transmitted diseases. It is also sometimes coupled with other antibiotics and medications to effectively treat infections such as Mycobacterium avium complex infection.

    Question over 5 years ago

    Can I discontinue Azifast on my own without doctors advice?

    Dr. Braj Bhushan Ojha BAMS , Gastroenterology, Dermatology, Psychiatry, Ayurveda, Sexology, Diabetology

    Discontinuing Azifast on your own can increase the chances of bacterial resistance and may cause a relapse of the infection. It is recommended that you always consult your doctor before discounting this drug.

    Question about 5 years ago

    How does Azifast work in the body?

    Dr. Vedprakash Verma MBBS, MD , Cardiology

    Azifast is a macrolide antibiotic, it works by inhibiting the bacterial protein synthesis which is necessary for bacteria to perform vital activities Thus, it stops the growth of bacteria in our body and prevents the infections. Its effects may be bacteriostatic or bactericidal depending on the drug concentration.

    Question almost 5 years ago

    Is Azifast safe?

    Dr. Tarun kumar MBBS , Other

    Yes, Azifast is safe to use, if taken a prescribed amount and duration as advised by the doctor. However, few side effects are observed such as diarrhea, constipation, abdominal pain. If you feel above mention side effects after taking medicine, please consult your doctor right away and follow his/her instructions.

    Question over 5 years ago

    Can Azifast treat gonorrhea and chlamydia?

    Yes, Azifast can treat gonorrhea and chlamydia. For the mild infection, a single dose is given whereas in case of severe infection treatment should be given for at least one week, and response should be closely monitored by a doctor. However, you must consult your doctor before taking any antibiotic for treating gonorrhea and chlamydia.



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    This medicine data has been created by -

    Vikas Chauhan

    B.Pharma, Pharmacy
    5 Years of Experience



    References

    US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Zithromax (azithromycin)

    KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 754



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