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Azimax 500 Tablet

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Overview

Introduction of Azimax Tablet

Azimax 500 Tablet is an antibiotic used for common bacterial infections of ear, nose, throat, and lungs in adults and children. It is also used for some sexually transmitted diseases like gonorrhea. It is a broad spectrum antibiotic effective in killing many gram-positive bacteria, some gram-negative bacteria, and other bacteria. Azimax 500 Tablet is taken orally, preferably either one hour before or 2 hours after food. Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than advised. The dose and length of treatment may differ for various infections. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cleared but skipping doses or stopping it early may increase the risk of further infection that is more difficult to treat. The most common side effects are diarrhea, nausea, pain in the abdomen, and vomiting. Inform your doctor if you have any previous history of allergy to this medicine. This medicine can potentially cause serious heart rhythm abnormalities, especially in patients who already have heart problems. Hence, inform your doctor about any such history before taking this medicine. Also, inform your doctor about any other medicines that you might be taking currently for other health problems.

Uses of Azimax Tablet

Azimax Tablet side effects

Common
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea

How to use Azimax 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. Azimax 500 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Azimax Tablet works

Azimax 500 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.

Azimax Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
SAFE
It is generally safe to consume alcohol with Azimax 500 Tablet.
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Azimax 500 Tablet is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
SAFE
Azimax 500 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
Azimax 500 Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
Azimax 500 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Azimax 500 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Azimax 500 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Azimax 500 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Azimax Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Azimax 500 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.

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Expert Advice

  • Your doctor has prescribed Azimax 500 Tablet 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 Azimax 500 Tablet.
  • 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 Azimax 500 Tablet 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 Azimax 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): Loxaris, Loxacon
MINOR
Brand(s): Norma, Cizonil
MINOR
Brand(s): Arifril
MINOR
Brand(s): Quitsun, Qutec
MINOR
Brand(s): Medipax
MINOR
Brand(s): Stozen, Sulpigold
MINOR
Brand(s): Zipris
MINOR

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Azimax

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Suffering from fever. Already given azimax and pacemol but condition is not good.
Dr. Gopal Samdani
Child Specialist
There are many underlying causes of your symptoms. Different cause needs different treatment. Specific treatment cannot be given unless we establish exact underlying cause. Diagnosis can not be done without clinical examination. Please consult Paediatrician. will take detail history and will examine your child in detail. At time may ask you relevant investigations if necessary. All information will be used to determine exact underlying cause of problem. Depending upon cause will prescribe you treatment.
I have a history of recurring yeast and bacterial vaginosis infections.
Dr. Sonu Balhara Ahlawat
Infertility
Tab metrogyl 500 mg twice a day x 5 days and tab fluconazole 150 mg three doses alternate days
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FAQs

Q. Is Azimax safe?

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

Q. Is Azimax an antibiotic?

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

Q. Can the use of Azimax cause diarrhea?

Yes, the use of Azimax 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 Azimax takes to work?

Usually, Azimax 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 Azimax?

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 Azimax when my symptoms are relieved?

No, do not stop taking Azimax 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 Azimax cause infertility?

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

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