Azifine 500 mg Tablet


Overview

Uses of Azifine Tablet
Azifine 500 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of bacterial infections. It is used in bacterial infections of tonsils, sinus, ear, nose, throat, skin and soft tissues, windpipe and lungs (pneumonia).
Azifine Tablet side effects
Common
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhoea
How to use Azifine 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. Azifine 500 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
How Azifine Tablet works
Azifine 500 mg 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.
Azifine Tablet related warnings
Alcohol
SAFE
It is generally safe to consume alcohol with Azifine 500 mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Azifine 500 mg Tablet 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.
Lactation
SAFE
Azifine 500 mg Tablet is safe to use during lactation. Human studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.
There may be a possibility of diarrhea or rash in the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Azifine 500 mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
Azifine 500 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Azifine 500 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Azifine 500 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Azifine 500 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
What if you miss a dose of Azifine Tablet?
If you miss a dose of Azifine 500 mg 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

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Azifine 500 mg Tablet
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ATM 500mg Tablet
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Expert Advice

  • Azifine 500 mg Tablet will cure your infection and improve symptoms.
  • It may cause an upset stomach. If this happens to you, take it with food.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
  • 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.
  • Do not take antacids 2 hours before or after taking Azifine 500 mg Tablet.

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): Glunase
MODERATE
Brand(s): Euroglip, Pridex MG, Glimpee
MODERATE
Brand(s): Diabic, Glywin
MODERATE
Brand(s): Quitsun, Qutec, Qutipin
MINOR
Brand(s): Zipris
MINOR
Brand(s): Loxaris, Loxacon
MINOR
Brand(s): Norma, Cizonil
MINOR
Brand(s): Medipax
MINOR
Brand(s): Stozen, Sulpigold
MINOR
Brand(s): Arifril
MINOR

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Azifine

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Blood is coming out from nose and throat. Injection E-klot was given 12 hours prior as well as E-klot tablet was taken twice, 13 hours and 2.5 hours before the present incident. Along with said medicines, Tab Azifine is taken twice and Alercet DC taken once. Bleeding is temporarily stopped now after washing head with cold water. Plz advice, what's the cause behind this sudden bleeding and what to do if if happens again in night? Should we consume more E-Klot tab?More to add, this incident of severe bleeding from nose and throat also happened on yesterday noon, approx 12 to 13 hours before.Sir, is there anybody or should I log off?
Dr. Shubhra Chandan Pradhan
Ear Nose Throat Specialist
Bleeding can be from septum or turbinate. Causes can be like trauma, hypertension, deranged coagulation profile. Primary treatment is to sit upright and Pinch the noseProper clinical examination needed for confirmation of diagnosis
Can I take fixime 200 antibiotic for cold and dry cough.
Dr. Waseem Mirza
Sexologist
u shouldn't take antibiotics without prescription, for simple cold n cough take syp corex-Dx 1 tsf tid, for cold DO STEAM INHALAION TWICE DAILY, WARM SALINE GARGLES, AVOID EXPOSURE TO COLD,TAKE REST tab levocet 1 tab bd for 5 days, take healthy diet to boost ur immunity comprising of proteins, vitamins particularly vit C, take plenty of fluids if not better in 3 days consult physician hope this helps, antibiotics are reserved only for bacterial infections , most cold like illnesses are viral so no need of antibiotics
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FAQs

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.
Q. Is Azifine used for treating a cold and sore throat?
Azifine is used to treat cold and sore throat only if there is an underlying bacterial infection present. Please consult your doctor before taking Azifine in these conditions.
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. Is Azifine good for tonsillitis?
Azifine can be used for the treatment of tonsillitis. However, there are antibiotics which are preferred over Azifine for its treatment. Please consult your doctor before taking any antibiotics for tonsillitis.
Q. Is Azifine banned?
No, Azifine is not a banned medicine. However, it is available on prescription by a physician.
Q. Can Azifine be used to treat a fever?
Fever is a symptom which could be due to an underlying infection like bacterial, viral or fungal. Azifine can be used for the treatment of bacterial infections only. Please take advice from your physician before taking any antibiotic for fever as it is important to identify the type of infection causing fever.
Q. Is Azifine used for urinary tract infection (UTI)?
Azifine is not recommended for the treatment of urinary tract infection (UTI). Please consult your doctor before taking any antibiotics for the treatment of UTI.
Q. Is Azifine good for acne?
Azifine can be used for the treatment of acne. Clinical studies have shown a good efficacy of Azifine in the treatment of acne. However, it is always advised that you should consult to your physician before taking any antibiotics for your infections.
Q. Can I take Azifine with paracetamol?
Azifine can be taken with paracetamol as no drug interactions have been clinically observed between the two medicines. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Azifine with omeprazole?
Azifine can be taken with omeprazole as no interactions have been clinically observed between the two medicines. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Azifine with ibuprofen?
Azifine can be taken with ibuprofen as no interactions have been clinically observed between the two medicines. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Azifine with esomeprazole?
Azifine can be taken with esomeprazole as no drug interactions have been clinically observed between the two medicines. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Azifine with birth control pills (oral contraceptives)
No interactions have been clinically observed between Azifine and birth control pills (oral contraceptives). However, this does not mean interactions cannot occur. Please talk to your doctor if you have been advised to take Azifine and you are already taking birth control pills (oral contraceptives).
Q. Does Azifine treat a cough?
No, Azifine cannot treat a cough. Cough is a symptom which represents an underlying disease or an infection. Azifine can help in relieving cough only if it would be effective in treating the underlying infection. Please talk to your doctor before taking any medicine for your cough.
Q. Does Azifine affect sperm?
Azifine has not been reported to affect sperms.
Q. Does Azifine cause drowsiness?
No, Azifine does not cause drowsiness. Please consult your doctor if you experience drowsiness while taking Azifine.
Q. Does Azifine cause diarrhea?
Diarrhea (loose stools) is a very common side effect of Azifine. Please consult your doctor if you experience excessive diarrhea while taking Azifine.
Q. Does Azifine affect fertility?
Azifine is not known to affect fertility in humans. Inadequate data is available for humans. Please consult your doctor if you have concerns regarding the same.
Q. Can I take Azifine for throat infection caused by streptococcus?
Yes, Azifine can be taken for throat infection caused by streptococcus. However, this an alternative medicine for the same. There are other antibiotics available which could be more effective in the treatment of streptococcal throat infections. Please take the advice from your doctor before taking any antibiotics.
Q. Can I take Azifine for a toothache (tooth pain)?
Azifine would be helpful in a toothache (tooth pain) only when there is an underlying infection which is causing the pain. Please talk to your doctor before taking Azifine or any other antibiotic for relief of a tooth pain.
Q. Can I take Azifine for the flu?
No, Azifine is not recommended for the treatment of flu (influenza infection). Please consult your doctor if you are experiencing the signs and symptoms of flu (influenza infection) before taking any medicines including antibiotics like Azifine as this is a viral infection and taking any antibiotics would not help in this condition.
Q. Can I take Azifine for a sinus infection?
Yes, Azifine can help to treat a bacterial sinus infection. However, as always advisable, antibiotics should only be taken only when the infection is properly diagnosed by the doctor and then antibiotics are taken as advised.
Q. Can I take Azifine for yeast infection?
Azifine is an antibiotic (works against a bacterial infection). It does not have any action against the yeast (fungal) infection.
Q. Can I take Azifine for chlamydia?
Yes, Azifine can be taken for chlamydial infection. However, it is always advisable to take antibiotics only when recommended by a doctor, in the doses advised.
Q. Can I take Azifine for tooth infection?
Azifine can be taken to treat tooth infection. However, it is always advisable to take antibiotics only when recommended by a doctor to treat the infection.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 6th Sep 2018.
The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.
Manufacturer/Marketer Address
Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Limited, B/2, Mahalaxmi Chambers, 22, Bhulabhai Desai Road, Mumbai – 400 026.
MRP
56.16
3 tablets in 1 strip
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