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ACT 500 mg Tablet

Biomax Laboratories

Composition for ACT 500 mg Tablet

Prescription Required

Primary uses of ACT 500 mg Tablet

MRP
66
₹22/Tablet
3 tablets in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of ACT Tablet

Uses of ACT Tablet

ACT 500 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of bacterial infections. It is used in bacterial infections of tonsils, sinus, ear, nose, throat, skin and soft tissues, windpipe and lungs (pneumonia).

ACT Tablet side effects

Common

Side Effects of ACT are Vomiting, Nausea, Abdominal pain, Diarrhoea.

How to use ACT Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. ACT 500 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How ACT Tablet works

ACT 500 mg Tablet is an antibiotic. It works by preventing synthesis of essential proteins required by bacteria to carry out vital functions. Thus, it stops the bacteria from growing, and prevents the infection from spreading.

In Depth Information on ACT Tablet

Expert advice for ACT Tablet

  • ACT 500 mg Tablet will cure your infection and improve symptoms.
  • It may cause an upset stomach. If this happens to you, take it with food.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
  • Diarrhea may occur as a side effect but should stop when your course is complete.
  • Inform your doctor if it doesn't stop or if you find blood in your stools.
  • Do not take antacids 2 hours before or after taking ACT 500 mg Tablet.
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ACT Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for ACT Tablet
Alcohol
SAFE
It is generally safe to consume alcohol with ACT 500 mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
ACT 500 mg Tablet is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
SAFE
ACT 500 mg Tablet is safe to use during lactation. Human studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.
There may be a possibility of diarrhea or rash in the baby.
Driving
SAFE
ACT 500 mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
ACT 500 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of ACT 500 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
ACT 500 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of ACT 500 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of ACT Tablet?uses

If you miss a dose of ACT 500 mg Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about ACT Tablet

Frequently asked questions about Azithromycin

Q. Is azithromycin and erythromycin the same?
No. Azithomycin and erythromycin are two different medications belonging to the same class and have similar use. Their use in different conditions may vary depending upon individual response
Q. Is azithromycin topical safe?
Azithromycin topical is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is Act used for treating a cold and sore throat?
Act is used to treat cold and sore throat only if there is an underlying bacterial infection present. Please consult your doctor before taking Act in these conditions.
Q. Is Act safe?
Act is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is Act an antibiotic?
Yes, Act is an antibiotic. It belongs to a class of antibiotics known as macrolides. It can be used to treat bacterial sinusitis, tonsillitis, ear infections, pneumonia and many other if caused by micro-organisms sensitive to Act. It should be taken only when prescribed by a doctor.
Q. Is Act good for tonsillitis?
Act can be used for the treatment of tonsillitis. However, there are antibiotics which are preferred over Act for its treatment. Please consult your doctor before taking any antibiotics for tonsillitis.
Q. Is Act banned?
No, Act is not a banned medicine. However, it is available on prescription by a physician.
Q. Can Act be used to treat a fever?
Fever is a symptom which could be due to an underlying infection like bacterial, viral or fungal. Act can be used for the treatment of bacterial infections only. Please take advice from your physician before taking any antibiotic for fever as it is important to identify the type of infection causing fever.
Q. Is Act used for urinary tract infection (UTI)?
Act is not recommended for the treatment of urinary tract infection (UTI). Please consult your doctor before taking any antibiotics for the treatment of UTI.
Q. Is Act good for acne?
Act can be used for the treatment of acne. Clinical studies have shown a good efficacy of Act in the treatment of acne. However, it is always advised that you should consult to your physician before taking any antibiotics for your infections.
Q. Can I take Act with paracetamol?
Act can be taken with paracetamol as no drug interactions have been clinically observed between the two medicines. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Act with omeprazole?
Act can be taken with omeprazole as no interactions have been clinically observed between the two medicines. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Act with ibuprofen?
Act can be taken with ibuprofen as no interactions have been clinically observed between the two medicines. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Act with esomeprazole?
Act can be taken with esomeprazole as no drug interactions have been clinically observed between the two medicines. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Act with birth control pills (oral contraceptives)
No interactions have been clinically observed between Act and birth control pills (oral contraceptives). However, this does not mean interactions cannot occur. Please talk to your doctor if you have been advised to take Act and you are already taking birth control pills (oral contraceptives).
Q. Does Act treat a cough?
No, Act cannot treat a cough. Cough is a symptom which represents an underlying disease or an infection. Act can help in relieving cough only if it would be effective in treating the underlying infection. Please talk to your doctor before taking any medicine for your cough.
Q. Does Act affect sperm?
Act has not been reported to affect sperms.
Q. Does Act cause drowsiness?
No, Act does not cause drowsiness. Please consult your doctor if you experience drowsiness while taking Act.
Q. Does Act cause diarrhea?
Diarrhea (loose stools) is a very common side effect of Act. Please consult your doctor if you experience excessive diarrhea while taking Act.
Q. Does Act affect fertility?
Act is not known to affect fertility in humans. Inadequate data is available for humans. Please consult your doctor if you have concerns regarding the same.
Q. Can I take Act for throat infection caused by streptococcus?
Yes, Act can be taken for throat infection caused by streptococcus. However, this an alternative medicine for the same. There are other antibiotics available which could be more effective in the treatment of streptococcal throat infections. Please take the advice from your doctor before taking any antibiotics.
Q. Can I take Act for a toothache (tooth pain)?
Act would be helpful in a toothache (tooth pain) only when there is an underlying infection which is causing the pain. Please talk to your doctor before taking Act or any other antibiotic for relief of a tooth pain.
Q. Can I take Act for the flu?
No, Act is not recommended for the treatment of flu (influenza infection). Please consult your doctor if you are experiencing the signs and symptoms of flu (influenza infection) before taking any medicines including antibiotics like Act as this is a viral infection and taking any antibiotics would not help in this condition.
Q. Can I take Act for a sinus infection?
Yes, Act can help to treat a bacterial sinus infection. However, as always advisable, antibiotics should only be taken only when the infection is properly diagnosed by the doctor and then antibiotics are taken as advised.
Q. Can I take Act for yeast infection?
Act is an antibiotic (works against a bacterial infection). It does not have any action against the yeast (fungal) infection.
Q. Can I take Act for chlamydia?
Yes, Act can be taken for chlamydial infection. However, it is always advisable to take antibiotics only when recommended by a doctor, in the doses advised.
Q. Can I take Act for tooth infection?
Act can be taken to treat tooth infection. However, it is always advisable to take antibiotics only when recommended by a doctor to treat the infection.

Severely interacts with other drugs like

Taking ACT with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
ACT with Terfenadine
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Terfenadine: Terfed, Trexyl, Daylert
ACT with Ebastine
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Ebastine: Albast, Ebast, Ebay, Ebanorm, Ebaset, Ebahist
ACT with Astemizole
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Astemizole: Histeeze, Stemiz
ACT with Mizolastine
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Mizolastine: Zehist
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Sodium Bicarbonate: Sodamax, Sobinix, Sobimed, Soda Bicarb Glycerin
ACT with Magaldrate
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Magaldrate: Magflux
ACT with Tolbutamide
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Tolbutamide: Told, Rastinon
ACT with Repaglinide
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Repaglinide: Ripadep, Lunch ON, Page, Repage, Eurepa, Rapilin, Repa, Novonorm, Repide
ACT with Glipizide
MODERATE
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Chlorpropamide: Diabinese
ACT with Nateglinide
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Nateglinide: Natiz, Glinate, Natelide
ACT with Asenapine
MINOR
Medicines with composition Asenapine: Welenuf, Definium
ACT with Iloperidone
MINOR
Medicines with composition Iloperidone: Ilofast, Ilopt, Ilopride, Ilosure, Iiosure
ACT with Paliperidone
MINOR
Medicines with composition Paliperidone: Psycodon, Paliris, Invega Sustenna, Palivega, Palica OD, Palip
ACT with Flupenthixol
MINOR
Medicines with composition Flupenthixol: Pnxol, Anxiset
ACT with Sulpiride
MINOR
Medicines with composition Sulpiride: Stride
ACT with Ziprasidone
MINOR
Medicines with composition Ziprasidone: Zipris
ACT with Fluphenazine
MINOR
Medicines with composition Fluphenazine: Medipax, Monazine, Prolinate, Flupez
ACT with Blonanserin
MINOR
Medicines with composition Blonanserin: Elicia
ACT with Loxapine
MINOR
Medicines with composition Loxapine: Loxaris, Loxacon, Loxapax, Enipaxol, Loxpin, Loxacalm C, Loxapac
ACT with Tiapride
MINOR
Medicines with composition Tiapride: Tiaprex
ACT with Zotepine
MINOR
Medicines with composition Zotepine: Sirilept
ACT with Thioridazine
MINOR
Medicines with composition Thioridazine: R Zin, T Zine, Thioril, Tridaz, Multizine, Ridazin, Delnil, Thiolent, Zeneril, Sychozine, Psyril, Melleril, Tensaril, Repoise
MINOR
Medicines with composition Chlorpromazine: Karzine, Ostil, Chlopro, Prazin, Salichlor, Chlorotame, Zinetil, CPZ, Largactil, Talentil, Chlorpro
MINOR
Medicines with composition Zuclopenthixol: Clopixol-Acuphase
MINOR
Medicines with composition Trifluoperazine: Selocalm, Shicalm, Trazine, Relicalm, Trikozin
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