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Composition for ARGEX

Azithromycin(500 mg)

food interaction for ARGEX

alcohol interaction for ARGEX

pregnancy interaction for ARGEX

lactation interaction for ARGEX

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Argex 500mg capsule at a fixed time.
It is generally safe to consume alcohol with Argex 500mg capsule.
SAFE
Argex 500mg capsule 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.
PROBABLY SAFE
Argex 500mg capsule is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE

SALT INFORMATION for ARGEX

Azithromycin(500 mg)

Uses

Argex 500mg capsule is used in the treatment of bacterial infections and typhoid fever.

How it works

Argex 500mg capsule is an antibiotic. It stops bacterial growth by inhibiting synthesis of essential proteins, which are required by bacteria to carry out vital functions.

Common side effects

Vomiting, Nausea, Diarrhoea, Gastrointestinal pain, Headache

SUBSTITUTES for ARGEX

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  • AZISOFT 500MG CAPSULE
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    Goddres Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
    Rs. 29.21/capsule
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    Rs. 87.62
    pay 13% more per capsule
  • AZMOX 500MG CAPSULE
    (10 capsules in strip)
    Azilliane Healthcare
    Rs. 6.64/capsule
    Capsule
    Rs. 66.40
    save 74% more per capsule

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Expert advice for ARGEX

  • Do not  Azithromycin with food. Take it  1 hour before or 2 hours after food
  • Do not take Azithromycin if you are allergic to azithromycin, erythromycin , roxithromycin or clarithromycin
  • Do not take any antacids containing magnesium or aluminium for up to 2 hours before and after taking this drug.
  • Consult your doctor before taking this drug if you are pregnant or breast feeding 

Frequently asked questions for ARGEX

Azithromycin

Q.Is azithromycin/ Azithral/ Azax/ Zithrox/ Zithrox plus/ Azithro 500/Aziwok used for cough, cold and sore throat?
Yes. Azithromycin (also available as Azithral/ Azax/ Zithrox/ Zithrox plus/ Azithro 500/Aziwok) is used to treat bacterial infections of the nose, throat and chest

Q.Is azithromycin and erythromycin the same?
No. Both are different type of antibiotic belonging to same class. Azithromycin is next generation antibiotic of erythromycin class

Q.Is azithromycin safe?
Azithromycin is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.

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Content on this page was last updated on 24 January, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)