AZ 1 250mg Capsule

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Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

AZ 1 250mg Capsule is an antibiotic used to treat various types of bacterial 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.

AZ 1 250mg Capsule 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 return or worsening of the infection.

Commonly seen side effects seen with this medicine include vomiting, nausea, stomach pain, and diarrhea. These are usually temporary and subside with the completion of treatment. Consult your doctor if you find these side effects worry you or persist for a longer duration.

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.

Uses of AZ 1 Capsule

Benefits of AZ 1 Capsule

In Bacterial infections

AZ 1 250mg Capsule is an antibiotic medicine which can be used to treat many different infections caused by bacteria. These include infections of the blood, brain, lungs, bones, joints, urinary tract, stomach and intestines. It can also be used to treat sexually transmitted diseases. It stops the growth of the bacteria causing the infection and clears the infection. Take it for as long as prescribed by the doctor and avoid skipping doses. This will make sure that all bacteria are killed and they do not become resistant.

Side effects of AZ 1 Capsule

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 AZ 1

  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea

How to use AZ 1 Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. AZ 1 250mg Capsule may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How AZ 1 Capsule works

AZ 1 250mg Capsule 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.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with AZ 1 250mg Capsule.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
AZ 1 250mg Capsule 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.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
AZ 1 250mg Capsule 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
AZ 1 250mg Capsule does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
AZ 1 250mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of AZ 1 250mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
AZ 1 250mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of AZ 1 250mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take AZ 1 Capsule?

If you miss a dose of AZ 1 250mg Capsule, 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.

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Quick Tips

  • 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 AZ 1 250mg Capsule.
  • 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 AZ 1 250mg Capsule and inform your doctor immediately if you develop an itchy rash, swelling of the face, throat or tongue or breathing difficulties while taking it.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Macrolides
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
ANTI INFECTIVES
Action Class
Macrolides

Interaction with Drugs

Taking AZ 1 with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Alestol, Astelong, Astem
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Qubast, Basbat, Ebaler
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Zehist
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Terfed
LIFE-THREATENING

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.
I am suparing cold cough nose blocking and fevar We are taken tablets zifi az 1-0-1 daily 5 days ago but not clear
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Physician
ctz plus twice daily for 3 days
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FAQs

Q. Is AZ 1 250mg Capsule safe?

AZ 1 250mg Capsule is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.

Q. What if I don't get better?

You should inform your doctor if you do not notice any improvement in your symptoms after 3 days of taking AZ 1 250mg Capsule. Also, if your symptoms get worse, inform your doctor immediately.

Q. Can the use of AZ 1 250mg Capsule cause diarrhea?

Yes, the use of AZ 1 250mg Capsule 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. Can AZ 1 250mg Capsule be taken at night?

AZ 1 250mg Capsule are usually prescribed once daily. You can take it at anytime of the day, but remember to take it at the same time each day. The medicine should be taken 1 hour before meals or 2 hours after eating food. You can take the tablet preparation with or without food. However, you must take AZ 1 250mg Capsule exactly as advised by your doctor and ask your doctor if you have any doubts.

Q. How long does it take AZ 1 250mg Capsule to work?

AZ 1 250mg Capsule starts working within a few hours of taking it. You may notice improvement in symptoms after a few days. Do not stop taking the medicine without completing the course mentioned by your doctor. Stopping the medicine without consulting you doctor may cause the infection to come back which may be more difficult to treat.

Q. Why is AZ 1 250mg Capsule given for 3 days?

The duration of treatment depends on the type of infection being treated and the age of the patient. AZ 1 250mg Capsule is not necessarily given for 3 days. In most of the bacterial infections, a single dose of 500 mg is given for 3 days. Alternatively, it can be given as 500 mg once on day 1 and then 250 mg once from day 2 to day 5. In some cases of infection such as genital ulcer disease, it is given as a single 1 gram dose. Therefore, it is important that you stick to the regime advised by your doctor.

Q. What should I avoid while taking AZ 1 250mg Capsule?

Generally, it is recommended that patients taking AZ 1 250mg Capsule should avoid taking any antacid with this medicine as this can affect the overall effectiveness of AZ 1 250mg Capsule. It is also recommended to avoid exposure to sunlight or tanning bed as AZ 1 250mg Capsule increases the risk of sunburn.

Q. Is AZ 1 250mg Capsule a strong antibiotic?

AZ 1 250mg Capsule is an effective antibiotic which is used for the treatment of many bacterial infections. Compared to other antibiotics, AZ 1 250mg Capsule has a longer half life which means that it stays in the body for a long time because of which it is given once a day and for short span of time. Other antibiotics comparatively have a shorter half life and are usually given twice, thrice or four times a day.

Q. Can you get a yeast infection from taking AZ 1 250mg Capsule?

Some people may get a fungal or yeast infection known as thrush after taking AZ 1 250mg Capsule. Antibiotics such as AZ 1 250mg Capsule can kill the normal or ‘good bacteria’ of your intestine which are responsible to prevent thrush. You should inform your doctor if you get a sore or vaginal itching or discharge. Also inform your doctor if you get white mouth or tongue after taking AZ 1 250mg Capsule or soon after stopping it.

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Country of Origin: India

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