Alefox-AZ Tablet

Prescription Required

Introduction

Alefox-AZ Tablet is a combination medicine. It is prescribed to treat various types of bacterial infections. It fights against the microorganisms to prevent their growth and further spread of the infection.

Alefox-AZ Tablet is a prescription medicine and it is to be taken it as suggested by the doctor. It can be taken with or without food, but it must be taken at a fixed time to ensure better efficacy. Do not consume more than the recommended dose, as this may have harmful effects on your body. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. The course of the treatment must be completed even if you feel better. Sudden discontinuation of the treatment may affect the potency of the medicine. The medicine may take some to show its effects on the symptoms. However, it is advised to consult the doctor if you feel an aggravation of the condition or if your condition does not improve.

Some common side effects of this medicine are nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, etc. To cope up with the side effects, you can take a healthy diet and drink plenty of water. If any of the side effects get aggravated, you must consult your doctor immediately. Generally, serious side effects are rare. If you experience any allergic reaction (rashes, itching, swelling, shortness of breath, etc.), you must seek immediate medical help.

Before taking this medicine, you should tell your doctor if you are taking any medicines for any health condition. Patients with liver and kidney ailments must take this medicine with proper consultation and caution. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult with the doctor before taking it. Avoid drinking alcohol as it can cause excessive drowsiness with this medicine. It usually does not impair your ability to drive, but you should not drive if it makes you feel sleepy or dizzy. During the treatment, you must take adequate rest for a faster recovery. While on the medication, your doctor may ask for a few laboratory and diagnostic tests to know the effects of the medicine on your body.

Uses of Alefox-AZ Tablet

Benefits of Alefox-AZ Tablet

In Bacterial infections

Alefox-AZ Tablet stops the growth of infectious bacteria and helps treat infections caused by bacteria. It usually makes you feel better within a few days, but you should continue taking it as prescribed even when you feel better to make sure that all bacteria are killed and do not become resistant. Drink plenty of fluids while taking it to make sure you stay hydrated.

Side effects of Alefox-AZ Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Alefox-AZ

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach pain
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)

How to use Alefox-AZ 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. Alefox-AZ Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Alefox-AZ Tablet works

Alefox-AZ Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Levofloxacin and Azithromycin. Levofloxacin works by preventing the bacteria from reproducing and repairing themselves. Azithromycin stops bacterial growth by inhibiting synthesis of essential proteins required by bacteria to carry out vital functions. Together, they treat your infection effectively.

Safety advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Alefox-AZ Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Alefox-AZ Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Alefox-AZ Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Alefox-AZ Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Alefox-AZ Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Alefox-AZ Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Alefox-AZ Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Alefox-AZ Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Alefox-AZ Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Alefox-AZ 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.

All substitutes

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Quick tips

  • Alefox-AZ Tablet should be taken with or without food but at the same time every day.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
  • Discontinue Alefox-AZ Tablet and inform your doctor immediately if you get a rash, itchy skin, swelling of face and mouth, or have difficulty in breathing.
  • 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.
  • It is advisable to stay hydrated and drink plenty of water to overcome medicine side effects.

Fact Box

Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
ANTI INFECTIVES

Patient concerns

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Omitting after zifi AZ kid tablet.
Dr. Gopal Bansilal Samdani
Paediatrics
Dr need a provisional diagnosis to suggest you investigations or give opinion or advice medicine. In present situation provisional diagnosis cannot be done without taking into consideration details of history and findings of clinical examination and reports of investigations of patient. Final diagnosis is done after doing investigations if needed. Advice given without doing clinical examination and diagnosis can be imperfect or some time harmful to patient. Please visit me or any other Paediatrician.
Alternative for taxim az or any other medicine that can be taken for throat infection
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Physician
Take azithromycin 500 mg once daily for 3 days
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FAQs

Q. What if I don't get better after using Alefox-AZ Tablet?

Inform your doctor if you don't feel better after finishing the full course of treatment. Also, inform him if your symptoms are getting worse while using this medicine.

Q. What if I miss my dose?

Take Alefox-AZ Tablet as soon you as remember it. However, do not take it if it's almost time for your next dose. Also, do not take an extra dose to make up for your missed dose.

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References

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  2. Azithromycin monohydrate. Camberley, Surrey: Sandoz Limited: 2006 [revised 9 Apr. 2018] [Accessed 09 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Levofloxacin. Puerto Rico: Janssen Ortho LLC; 1996 [revised Sep. 2008]. [Accessed 09 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  4. Azithromycin monohydrate. Camberley, Surrey: Sandoz Limited; 2004 [revised 9 Apr. 2018]. [Accessed 31 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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