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Azifine 100 mg/5ml Suspension


Overview

Introduction of Azifine Suspension

Azifine 100 mg/5ml Suspension 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.

Azifine 100 mg/5ml Suspension 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 Azifine Suspension

Azifine Suspension side effects

Common
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea

How to use Azifine Suspension

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Measure it with a measuring cup and take it by mouth. Shake well before use. Azifine 100 mg/5ml Suspension may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Azifine Suspension works

Azifine 100 mg/5ml Suspension 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.

Azifine Suspension related warnings

Alcohol
SAFE
Consuming alcohol with Azifine 100 mg/5ml Suspension does not cause any harmful side effects.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Azifine 100 mg/5ml Suspension 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
Azifine 100 mg/5ml Suspension 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
Azifine 100 mg/5ml Suspension does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Azifine 100 mg/5ml Suspension should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Azifine 100 mg/5ml Suspension may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Azifine 100 mg/5ml Suspension should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Azifine 100 mg/5ml Suspension may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Azifine Suspension?

If you miss a dose of Azifine 100 mg/5ml Suspension, 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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Expert Advice

  • Your doctor has prescribed Azifine 100 mg/5ml Suspension 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 Azifine 100 mg/5ml Suspension.
  • 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 Azifine 100 mg/5ml Suspension 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 Azifine with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Diabic, Glicla
MODERATE
Brand(s): Euroglip, Pridex MG, Glimpee
MODERATE
Brand(s): Arifril
MINOR
Brand(s): Loxaris, Loxacon
MINOR
Brand(s): Medipax
MINOR
Brand(s): Quitsun, Qutec
MINOR
Brand(s): Stozen, Sulpigold
MINOR
Brand(s): Cizonil
MINOR
Brand(s): Zipris
MINOR

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Azifine

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My baby is having stomach problem. Frequent loose motion
Dr. Gopal Samdani
Child Specialist
Please consult Dr. will take detail history and will examine your child in detail. may ask you for lab test on blood urine stool etc if necessary. All information will be used to determine exact underlying cause of problem. Depending upon cause will prescribe you treatmentdiarrhea can be caused by: inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) bacterial infections viral infections parasites malnutrition improper food preparation poor hygieneMake sure your child drinks plenty of fluids. Do not feed them foods that seem to trigger diarrhea. Wash your hands often ? especially after each diaper change ? to avoid spreading bacteria in the home.t?s important to follow the doctor?s advice carefully. Avoid giving your child foods or liquids that trigger diarrhea. Stick with bland foods instead (such as potatoes, toast, or bananas) until the diarrhea has subsided.
How much dose of ceftriaxone is neccesary for preventing drug resistance in body
Dr. Khoobsurat Najma
Ask A Chemist
it is an antibiotic and is used for treating bacterial infections
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FAQs

Q. Is Azifine safe?

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

Q. Is Azifine an antibiotic?

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

Q. Can the use of Azifine cause diarrhea?

Yes, the use of Azifine 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 Azifine takes to work?

Usually, Azifine 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 Azifine?

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 Azifine when my symptoms are relieved?

No, do not stop taking Azifine 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 Azifine cause infertility?

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

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