Azifast Syrup

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Azifast Syrup Information

Azifast Syrup is a commercial drug that is prescribed in the form of Syrup. Ear Infection, Tonsillitis, Pneumonia are some of its major therapeutic uses. Azifast Syrup also has some secondary and off-label uses. These are listed below.

The correct dosage of Azifast Syrup depends on the patient's age, gender, and medical history. The condition it has been prescribed for, and the route of administration also determine the right dosage. For detailed information on this, read through the dosage section.

The side effects typically associated with Azifast Syrup include Nausea or vomiting, Diarrhoea, Headache. While these are the most often observed Azifast Syrup side effects, there are can be others also. These have been listed below. Normally, these side effects of Azifast Syrup 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 Syrup's effect is Safe during pregnancy and Safe for lactating mothers. It is important to know if Azifast Syrup has any effect on the kidney, liver and heart. Information on such adverse effects, if any, has been given in the Azifast Syrup related warnings section.

Some other conditions that can be affected by Azifast Syrup are listed in the contraindications section below.

Drug interactions for Azifast Syrup have been reported in the medical literature. See below for a complete list.

Along with the above-mentioned precautions, remember that taking Azifast Syrup is considered safe while driving, and is addictive.



Azifast Syrup Benefits & Uses

Azifast Syrup is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Azifast Syrup 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
2 - 12 years (Child)
  • Disease: Bacterial Infections
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 5 ml
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor

Azifast Syrup Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Azifast Syrup safe for pregnant women?


    Azifast is safe for pregnant women.

    Safe
  • Is the use of Azifast Syrup safe during breastfeeding?


    Azifast is completely safe for breastfeeding women.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Azifast Syrup on the Kidneys?


    Azifast rarely harms the kidneys.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Azifast Syrup on the Liver?


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

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Azifast Syrup on the Heart?


    Side effects of Azifast rarely affect the heart.

    Mild


Azifast Syrup Contraindications

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



Frequently asked Questions about Azifast Syrup

  • Is this Azifast Syrup habit forming or addictive?


    Forming a habit of Azifast Syrup 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 Syrup since it will not make you feel sleepy.

    Safe
  • Is it safe?


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

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


    No, Azifast Syrup cannot treat any kind of mental disorder.

    No

Azifast Syrup Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Azifast Syrup


    It is safe to take Azifast Syrup with food.

    Safe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Azifast Syrup


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

    Unknown


Frequently asked Questions about Azifast Syrup

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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