Azithromycin 250 mg Tablet

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Azithromycin 250 mg Tablet Information

Azithromycin 250 mg Tablet is a commercial drug that is prescribed in the form of Tablet. Primarily, it is used for the treatment of Ear Infection, Tonsillitis, Pneumonia. Secondary and off-label uses of Azithromycin 250 mg Tablet have also been mentioned below.

The optimal dosage of Azithromycin 250 mg Tablet is largely dependent on the individual's body weight, medical history, gender and age. 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.

Azithromycin 250 mg Tablet also has some side effects, the most common being Nausea or vomiting, Diarrhoea, Headache. While these are the most often observed Azithromycin 250 mg Tablet side effects, there are can be others also. These have been listed below. These side effects of Azithromycin 250 mg Tablet are usually temporary and subside with the completion of treatment. However, if these continue for a longer time, consult your doctor right away.

It is also important to note that Azithromycin 250 mg Tablet has a Safe effect for pregnant women and Safe effect on lactating mothers. It is important to know if Azithromycin 250 mg Tablet has any effect on the kidney, liver and heart. Information on such adverse effects, if any, has been given in the Azithromycin 250 mg Tablet related warnings section.

The section on Azithromycin 250 mg Tablet contraindications lists all such conditions.

Besides this, Azithromycin 250 mg Tablet may also have severe interaction with some medicines. See below for a complete list.

Along with the above-mentioned precautions, remember that taking Azithromycin 250 mg Tablet is considered safe while driving, and is addictive.



Azithromycin 250 mg Tablet Benefits & Uses

Azithromycin 250 mg Tablet is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Azithromycin 250 mg 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: 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 250 mg Tablet Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Azithromycin 250 mg Tablet is used -

Severe

Moderate

Mild

Common

Azithromycin 250 mg Tablet Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Azithromycin 250 mg Tablet safe for pregnant women?


    Pregnant women can take Azithromycin safely.

    Safe
  • Is the use of Azithromycin 250 mg Tablet safe during breastfeeding?


    Azithromycin does not show any harmful effects in lactating women.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Azithromycin 250 mg Tablet on the Kidneys?


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

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Azithromycin 250 mg Tablet 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 250 mg Tablet on the Heart?


    Azithromycin is rarely harmful for the heart.

    Mild


Azithromycin 250 mg Tablet Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Azithromycin 250 mg Tablet unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Azithromycin 250 mg Tablet

  • Is this Azithromycin 250 mg Tablet habit forming or addictive?


    No, you will not get addicted to Azithromycin 250 mg Tablet .

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


    Azithromycin 250 mg Tablet does not cause dizziness or sleep, so you can drive a vehicle or operate machinery also.

    Safe
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, but consume Azithromycin 250 mg Tablet 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 250 mg Tablet for mental disorders.

    No

Azithromycin 250 mg Tablet Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Azithromycin 250 mg Tablet


    Taking Azithromycin 250 mg Tablet with food does not cause any problems.

    Safe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Azithromycin 250 mg Tablet


    It is difficult to say anything about the effect of Azithromycin 250 mg Tablet and alcohol. No research has been done on this yet.

    Unknown


Frequently asked Questions about Azithromycin 250 mg Tablet

Question almost 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 almost 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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