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Composition for AZIFAST

Azithromycin Topical(2%)

food interaction for AZIFAST

alcohol interaction for AZIFAST

pregnancy interaction for AZIFAST

lactation interaction for AZIFAST

It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Azifast 2% gel at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Azifast 2% gel is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown no adverse effect on the fetus, but there is no human studies or animal studies have shown an adverse effect that was not confirmed in human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Azifast 2% gel is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.


Azithromycin Topical(2%)


Azifast 2% gel is used to treat infections of the eye such as conjunctivitis (irritation and redness in the membrane covering the eye) caused by bacteria.  

How it works

Azithromycin belongs to a class of medications called as macrolide antibiotics. It works by interfering with formation of essential protein (protein synthesis) thereby preventing the bacteria from growing and reproducing.

Common side effects

Application site itching, Pain, Burning sensation, Eye redness, Eye irritation


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Expert advice for AZIFAST

  • Azithromycin eye drops are meant for topical ophthalmic use only. In case of accidental consumption, contact your doctor immediately.  
  • Be sure to use azithromycin drops for the full course of treatment and avoid prolonged use of azithromycin eye drops as long-term or repeated use may cause a secondary infection.
  • Discontinue use and contact your doctor immediately if the infection worsens.
  • Do not wear contact lenses while on azithromycin therapy.
  • Do not drive or use any machinery after using azithromycin eye drops as may cause blurred vision.
  • Consult your doctor before using azithromycin eye drops in children < 1 year. 
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • Do not use if you are allergic to azithromycin or erythromycin or any macrolide or ketolide antibiotic or any of its ingredients. 

Frequently asked questions for AZIFAST

Azithromycin Topical

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.


Content on this page was last updated on 28 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)