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ATM 500 Tablet


Overview

Introduction of ATM Tablet

ATM 500 Tablet is an antibiotic used to treat various types of infections of the respiratory tract, ear, nose, throat, lungs, skin and eye in adults and children. It is also effective in typhoid fever and some sexually transmitted diseases like gonorrhea.

ATM 500 Tablet is a broad-spectrum type of antibiotic effective in killing many types of gram-positive bacteria, some types of gram-negative bacteria and other microorganisms. This medicine is taken orally, preferably either one hour before or 2 hours after a meal. It should be used regularly at evenly spaced time intervals as prescribed by your doctor. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Stopping the medicine too early may lead to the infection returning or worsening.

Inform your doctor if you have any previous history of allergy or heart problems before taking this medicine. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before using this medicine. Commonly seen side effects seen with this medicine include diarrhea, nausea, pain in the abdomen and vomiting. These are usually temporary and subside with the completion of treatment. Consult your doctor if you find these side effects bother or worry you.

Uses of ATM Tablet

ATM Tablet side effects

Common
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea

How to use ATM 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. ATM 500 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How ATM Tablet works

ATM 500 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.

ATM Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
SAFE
Consuming alcohol with ATM 500 Tablet does not cause any harmful side effects.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
ATM 500 Tablet is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
ATM 500 Tablet is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
There may be a possibility of diarrhea or rash in the baby.
Driving
SAFE
ATM 500 Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
ATM 500 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of ATM 500 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
ATM 500 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of ATM 500 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of ATM Tablet?

If you miss a dose of ATM 500 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.

Alternate Brands

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Expert Advice

  • Your doctor has prescribed ATM 500 Tablet to cure your infection and improve your symptoms.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Stopping it early may make the infection to come back and harder to treat.
  • Take it 1 hour before or two hours after food.
  • Do not take antacids 2 hours before or after taking ATM 500 Tablet.
  • 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.
  • Stop taking ATM 500 Tablet and inform your doctor immediately if you develop an itchy rash, swelling of the face, throat or tongue or breathing difficulties while taking it.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking ATM with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Euroglip, Pridex MG, Glimpee
MODERATE
Brand(s): Diabic, Glicla
MODERATE
Brand(s): Loxaris, Loxacon
MINOR
Brand(s): Zipris
MINOR
Brand(s): Medipax
MINOR
Brand(s): Cizonil
MINOR
Brand(s): Arifril
MINOR
Brand(s): Quitsun, Qutec
MINOR
Brand(s): Stozen, Sulpigold
MINOR

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to ATM

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My baby has ear pain n fever 100 so doctor prescribe as those medine which i attached. Is atm100 is useful in urine infection
Dr. Khoobsurat Najma
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ATM 100 contains an antibiotic called azithromycin which is used to treat various infections including ear infection which your child has. You should give your child medicines as per your doctor's advice
Pain in right atm , some times looking blackish
Dr. Vikas Sharma
Neurologist
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FAQs

Q. Is ATM safe?

ATM is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.

Q. Is ATM an antibiotic?

Yes, ATM 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 ATM. It should be taken only when prescribed by a doctor.

Q. Can the use of ATM cause diarrhea?

Yes, the use of ATM can cause diarrhea. It is an antibiotic which kills the harmful bacteria. However, it also affects the helpful bacteria in your stomach or intestine and causes diarrhea. If you are experiencing severe diarrhea, talk to your doctor about it.

Q. How long does ATM takes to work?

Usually, ATM starts working soon after taking it. However, it may take some days to kill all the harmful bacteria and make you feel better.

Q. What if I don't get better after using ATM?

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. Can I stop taking ATM when my symptoms are relieved?

No, do not stop taking ATM and complete the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured.

Q. Can the use of ATM cause infertility?

There is no firm evidence to suggest that the use of ATM will cause infertility in males or females.

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Indoco Remedies Limited, Indoco House, 166 CST Road, Santacruz (E), Mumbai 400 098, INDIA
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