Azithromycin 500 mg Tablet - Azee 500 Mg Tablet (3)

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  • Contains / Salt: Azithromycin (500 mg)
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    Azithromycin Information

    Azithromycin is a prescription medicine that is available as a Tablet. Primarily, it is used for the treatment of Ear Infection, Tonsillitis, Pneumonia. Secondary and off-label uses of Azithromycin have also been mentioned below.

    The optimal dosage of Azithromycin is largely dependent on the individual's body weight, medical history, gender and age. Individual symptoms and route of administration also determines the right dosage. This information has been provided in detail in the dosage section.

    The side effects typically associated with Azithromycin include Nausea or vomiting, Diarrhoea, Headache. Besides the aforementioned side effects, there are other adverse effects of Azithromycin as well, which are listed below. Normally, these side effects of Azithromycin are not long lasting and go away when the treatment is finished. If, however, they worsen or do not go away, please speak with your physician.

    In addition, Azithromycin's effect is Safe during pregnancy and Safe for lactating mothers. It is important to know if Azithromycin has any effect on the kidney, liver and heart. Information on such adverse effects, if any, has been given in the Azithromycin related warnings section.

    The section on Azithromycin contraindications lists all such conditions.

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

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



    Azithromycin Benefits & Uses

    Azithromycin is used to treat the following -

    Other Benefits

    Azithromycin 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: Ear Infection (Otitis Media)
    • Before or After Meal: After Meal
    • Single Maximum Dose: 1 Tablet
    • Dosage Form: Tablet
    • Dosage Route: Oral
    • Frequency: 1 daily
    • Course Duration: 3 days
    • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
    Geriatric
    • Disease: Ear Infection (Otitis Media)
    • Before or After Meal: After Meal
    • Single Maximum Dose: 1 Tablet
    • Dosage Form: Tablet
    • Dosage Route: Oral
    • Frequency: 1 daily
    • Course Duration: 3 days
    • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor


    Azithromycin Side Effects

    Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Azithromycin is used -

    Severe

    Moderate

    Mild

    Common

    Azithromycin Related Warnings

    • Is the use of Azithromycin safe for pregnant women?


      Pregnant women can take Azithromycin safely.

      Safe
    • Is the use of Azithromycin safe during breastfeeding?


      Azithromycin does not show any harmful effects in lactating women.

      Safe
    • What is the effect of Azithromycin on the Kidneys?


      Very few cases of side effects of Azithromycin on kidney have been reported.

      Mild
    • What is the effect of Azithromycin on the Liver?


      Azithromycin may have mild side effects on the liver. Most people will never see any effect on the liver.

      Mild
    • What is the effect of Azithromycin on the Heart?


      Azithromycin is rarely harmful for the heart.

      Mild


    Severe Interaction of Azithromycin with Other Drugs

    Azithromycin should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

    Severe



    Azithromycin Contraindications

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



    Frequently asked Questions about Azithromycin

    • Is this Azithromycin habit forming or addictive?


      No, you will not get addicted to Azithromycin.

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


      Azithromycin does not cause dizziness or sleep, so you can drive a vehicle or operate machinery also.

      Safe
    • Is it safe?


      Yes, but consume Azithromycin only on doctor's advice.

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


      There is no benefit of taking Azithromycin for mental disorders.

      No

    Azithromycin Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    • Interaction between Food and Azithromycin


      Taking Azithromycin with food does not cause any problems.

      Safe
    • Interaction between Alcohol and Azithromycin


      It is difficult to say anything about the effect of Azithromycin and alcohol. No research has been done on this yet.

      Unknown


    Frequently asked Questions about Azithromycin

    Question about 5 years ago

    How to take Azithromycin?

    ravi udawat MBBS , General Physician

    Take Azithromycin exactly as prescribed by your doctor, do not exceed dosage. Food does not affect the absorption of azithromycin, one can take it with or without foods but to avoid stomach disturbances take it with a light meal. Complete the entire course of medicine. 

    Question almost 5 years ago

    Can I take Azithromycin without consulting a doctor?

    Dr. Sameer Awadhiya MBBS , Pediatrics

    Azithromycin is a prescription drug so do not take it without consulting doctor. It can lead to harmful side effects when taken without doctors advice.

    Question over 5 years ago

    What is Azithromycin

    Dr. Haleema Yezdani MBBS , General Physician

    Azithromycin 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 Azithromycin on my own without doctors advice?

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

    Discontinuing Azithromycin 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

    Can Azithromycin cause diarrheoa?

    Dr. Faisal Mukhtar MBBS, PG Dip, DNB , Ophthalmology

    Yes, Azithromycin may cause diarrhea. Diarrhea is a common side effect of this drug. If you experience diarrhea after taking this medicine, please consult your doctor immediately and follow his/her instructions.



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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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