AZIFINE C 200 MG/500 MG TABLET

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Composition FOR AZIFINE C

Cefixime(200mg),Azithromycin(500mg)

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Azifine c 200 mg/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.
PROBABLY SAFE
Azifine c 200 mg/500 mg tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE

SALT INFORMATION FOR AZIFINE C

Cefixime(200mg)

Uses

Cefixime is used in the treatment of bacterial infections.

How it works

Cefixime is an antibiotic. It kills the bacteria by attacking their cell wall. Specifically, it prevents the synthesis of a substance in the cell wall called peptidoglycan, which provides the cell wall with the strength required for survival of bacteria in human body.

Common side effects

Nausea, Diarrhoea, Allergic reaction.
Azithromycin(500mg)

Uses

Azithromycin is used in the treatment of bacterial infections and bacterial skin infections.

How it works

Azithromycin is an antibiotic. It stops the bacterial growth by inhibiting synthesis of essential proteins, which are required by bacteria to carry out vital functions.

Common side effects

Vomiting, Nausea, Diarrhoea, Gastrointestinal pain, Headache.

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Expert advice FOR AZIFINE C

  • Only use Cefixime when prescribed by a registered medical doctor.
  • Always take the full prescription, even if you feel better.
  • Can lead to nausea and diarrhoea frequently.
  • Inform your doctor if you develop a rash or other unexpected symptoms.
  • Inform your doctor if there is the previous history of drug allergy.
  • Avoid taking for a long duration as there is a risk of serious intestinal infection and low blood count.
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.

Frequently asked questions FOR AZIFINE C

Cefixime

Q. What is cefixime and what is it used for?
Cefixime is a cephalosporin antibiotic used for treating many infections, for eg: infections of the ear, throat (e.g. tonsillitis, pharyngitis), chest and lungs (e.g. bronchitis, pneumonia) and urinary tract (e.g. cystitis and kidney infections).
Q. Is cefixime used for diarrhea?
Cefixime has not been indicated for the treatment of diarrhea. Please talk to your doctor if you have diarrhea before taking any antibiotics.
Q. Is cefixime a cephalosporin?
Yes, cefixime belongs to a group of antibiotics called 'cephalosporins'.
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Q. Is cefixime safe in pregnancy?
There are no studies on the use of cefixime in pregnant women. It should not be used in pregnancy unless considered necessary by your physician. Talk to your doctor before taking this medicine if you are pregnant or you planning for pregnancy.
Q. Is cefixime safe for infants?
Safety of cefixime in children less than 6 months of age (includes premature and newborn infants) has not been established. Please consult your doctor before starting any antibiotics in children.
Q. Is cefixime safe during breastfeeding?
Small amounts of cefixime are excreted in the breast milk and safety of cefixime in a newborn infant has not been established. Please talk to your doctor to decide if the medicine should be stopped or you have to stop the breastfeeding.
Q. Is cefixime a penicillin?
Cefixime is not a penicillin. It belongs to a different class of medicines known as cephalosporin and it works in a similar way as penicillins. However, they are different antibiotics. Please consult your doctor regarding their use.
Q. Is cefixime a sulfa drug?
Cefixime is not a sulfa drug. It belongs to the class of medicines known as cephalosporins.
Q. Does cefixime cause diarrhea?
Diarrhea is a common side effect of cefixime. Diarrhea has been more commonly associated with higher doses. Stop the medicine if you have severe watery diarrhea that will not stop and you are feeling weak and have a fever. immediately consult your doctor.
Q. Does cefixime cause constipation?
Constipation has not been reported as a side effect with cefixime. Please consult your doctor in case you experience constipation while taking cefixime.
Q. Does cefixime cure chlamydia?
Cefixime is not effective against chlamydia infections, so, it is not used for its treatment. Please consult your doctor if you have been diagnosed with a chlamydial infection.
Q. Does cefixime contain penicillin?
Cefixime is a cephalosporin which has an action similar to penicillins but it does not contain any penicillin.
Q. Does cefixime cover pseudomonas?
No, cefixime it is not active against pseudomonas. Most strains of pseudomonas are resistant to cefixime. Please consult your doctor if you have pseudomonas infections for the appropriate antibiotic treatment.
Q. Does cefixime contain sulfur?
No, cefixime does not contain sulfur. Please check the package leaflet (patient information leaflet) before using any medicine for its contents.
Q. Does cefixime cure syphilis?
Cefixime is not active against the bacteria (Treponema pallidum) which causes syphilis. So, it is not used for the treatment of syphilis. Please consult your doctor if you have signs and symptoms of syphilis.
Q. Does cefixime cure gonorrhea?
Cefixime can be used to treat uncomplicated gonorrhea caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae (both penicillinase and non-penicillinase producing bacteria). However, always talk to your doctor if you have any infection as it should be diagnosed properly by a doctor before the start of antibiotics. Never take antibiotics yourself.
Q. Does cefixime treat typhoid?
Cefixime is not indicated for the treatment of typhoid by the government regulatory authorities. However, Indian Academy of Pediatrics recommend the use of cefixime in children for uncomplicated typhoid fever. It is hence, advisable that you must take the antibiotics for typhoid fever only when it is recommended by your doctor. Do not take antibiotics yourself.
Q. Can I take cefixime with alcohol?
Cefixime can be taken with alcohol as no drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, it is always advisable that you should not take alcohol when you are taking any medicines as interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor if you have any other concern.
Q. Does cefixime affect birth control?
There is no evidence of cefexime affecting birth control (contraception). However, interactions may occur and cefixime may affect the action of birth control pills. Please consult your doctor to confirm whether you require a extra birth control measure while taking cefixime.
Q. Can I take cefixime with food?
Yes, cefixime can be taken with or without food. Food does not affect the absorption of cefixime.
Q. Can I take cefixime with azithromycin?
No interactions have been clinically observed between cefixime and azithromycin. However, interactions may occur. Always consult with your doctor before taking two medicines together.
Q. Can I take cefixime and doxycycline together?
No interactions have been clinically observed between cefixime and doxycycline. However, interactions may occur. Always consult with your doctor before taking two medicines together.
Q. Can I take cefixime with paracetamol with?
No interactions have been clinically observed between cefixime and paracetamol. However, interactions may occur. Always consult with your doctor before taking two medicines together.
Q. Can I take cefixime with folic acid?
Folic acid can be taken with cefixime as no drug-drug interactions have been clinically observed between them. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

Azithromycin

Q. Is azithromycin an antibiotic?
Yes, azithromycin 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 azithromycin. It should be taken only when prescribed by a doctor.
Q. Is azithromycin used for treating a cold and sore throat?
Azithromycin is used to treat cold and sore throat only if there is an underlying bacterial infection present. Please consult your doctor before taking azithromycin in these conditions.
Q. Are azithromycin and erythromycin same?
No, azithromycin and erythromycin are two different antibiotics but belong to the same class of antibiotics. They differ in their action against different bacteria.
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Q. Is azithromycin safe?
Azithromycin is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is azithromycin safe during lactation (breastfeeding)?
Azithromycin is secreted in breast milk. The adverse effects of azithromycin on the breastfed child are not known. So, breastfeeding should be stopped while taking azithromycin. It is recommended to discard the milk during the treatment and up till 2 days after discontinuation of azithromycin.
Q. Is azithromycin good for tonsillitis?
Azithromycin can be used for the treatment of tonsillitis. However, there are antibiotics which are preferred over azithromycin for its treatment. Please consult your doctor before taking any antibiotics for tonsillitis.
Q. Is azithromycin banned?
No, azithromycin is not a banned medicine. However, it is available on prescription by a physician.
Q. Can azithromycin be used to treat a fever?
Fever is a symptom due to an underlying infection which could be either bacterial, viral or fungal. 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 azithromycin used for urinary tract infection (UTI)?
Azithromycin 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 azithromycin good for acne?
Azithromycin can be used for the treatment of acne. Clinical studies have shown a good efficacy of azithromycin 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. Is azithromycin safe in pregnancy?
Safety of azithromycin could not be established during pregnancy as sufficient information is not available for its use during pregnancy. So, it is advisable not to use azithromycin during pregnancy until considered absolutely necessary by your physician.
Q. Can I take azithromycin with milk?
Yes, azithromycin can be taken with milk as it is recommended to take azithromycin with or without food.
Q. Can I take azithromycin with paracetamol?
Azithromycin 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 azithromycin with omeprazole?
Azithromycin 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 azithromycin with ibuprofen?
Azithromycin 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 azithromycin with esomeprazole?
Azithromycin 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 azithromycin with birth control pills (oral contraceptives)
No interactions have been clinically observed between azithromycin 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 azithromycin and you are already taking birth control pills (oral contraceptives).
Q. Does azithromycin treat a cough?
No, azithromycin cannot treat a cough. Cough is a symptom which represents an underlying disease or an infection. Azithromycin 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 azithromycin affect sperm?
Azithromycin has not been reported to affect sperms.
Q. Does azithromycin cause drowsiness?
No, azithromycin does not cause drowsiness. Please consult your doctor if you experience drowsiness while taking azithromycin.
Q. Does azithromycin cause diarrhea?
Diarrhea (loose stools) is a very common side effect of azithromycin. Please consult your doctor if you experience excessive diarrhea while taking azithromycin.
Q. Does azithromycin affect fertility?
Azithromycin 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 azithromycin for throat infection caused by streptococcus?
Yes, azithromycin 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 azithromycin for a toothache (tooth pain)?
Azithromycin 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 azithromycin or any other antibiotic for relief of a tooth pain.
Q. Can I take azithromycin for the flu?
No, azithromycin 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 azithromycin as this is a viral infection and taking any antibiotics would not help in this condition.
Q. Can I take azithromycin for a sinus infection?
Yes, azithromycin 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 azithromycin for yeast infection?
Azithromycin is an antibiotic (works against a bacterial infection). It does not have any action against the yeast (fungal) infection.
Q. Can I take azithromycin for chlamydia?
Yes, azithromycin 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 azithromycin for tooth infection?
Azithromycin 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.

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Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)