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Azipro 500 Tablet

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Overview

Introduction

Azipro 500 Tablet 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.

Azipro 500 Tablet 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 Azipro Tablet

Side effects of Azipro Tablet

Common
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea

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

How Azipro Tablet works

Azipro 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.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Azipro 500 Tablet.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Azipro 500 Tablet 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.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Azipro 500 Tablet 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
Azipro 500 Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Azipro 500 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Azipro 500 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Azipro 500 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Azipro 500 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Azipro Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Azipro 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.

Alternate Brands

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Quick Tips

  • 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 Azipro 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 Azipro 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 Azipro with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

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Throat infection not cure .Azipro 500 medicine taken ,Betaiodine garger and strepsils too.Now what to do for quick relief.
Dr. Vijay Verma
Ear Nose Throat Specialist
Visit ent specialist as it can be either tonsillitis requiring higher antibiotics or nay be allergic requiring antiallergic
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 Azipro safe?

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

Q. What if I don't get better?

You should inform your doctor if you do not notice any improvement in your symptoms after 3 days of taking Azipro. Also, if your symptoms get worse, inform your doctor immediately.

Q. Can the use of Azipro cause diarrhea?

Yes, the use of Azipro 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. Can Azipro be taken at night?

Azipro are usually prescribed once daily. You can take it at anytime of the day, but remember to take it at the same time each day. The medicine should be taken 1 hour before meals or 2 hours after eating food. You can take the tablet preparation with or without food. However, you must take Azipro exactly as advised by your doctor and ask your doctor if you have any doubts.

Q. How long does it take Azipro to work?

Azipro starts working within a few hours of taking it. You may notice improvement in symptoms after a few days. Do not stop taking the medicine without completing the course mentioned by your doctor. Stopping the medicine without consulting you doctor may cause the infection to come back which may be more difficult to treat.

Q. Why is Azipro given for 3 days?

The duration of treatment depends on the type of infection being treated and the age of the patient. Azipro is not necessarily given for 3 days. In most of the bacterial infections, a single dose of 500 mg is given for 3 days. Alternatively, it can be given as 500 mg once on day 1 and then 250 mg once from day 2 to day 5. In some cases of infection such as genital ulcer disease, it is given as a single 1 gram dose. Therefore, it is important that you stick to the regime advised by your doctor.

Q. What should I avoid while taking Azipro?

Generally, it is recommended that patients taking Azipro should avoid taking any antacid with this medicine as this can affect the overall effectiveness of Azipro. It is also recommended to avoid exposure to sunlight or tanning bed as Azipro increases the risk of sunburn.

Q. Is Azipro a strong antibiotic?

Azipro is an effective antibiotic which is used for the treatment of many bacterial infections. Compared to other antibiotics, Azipro has a longer half life which means that it stays in the body for a long time because of which it is given once a day and for short span of time. Other antibiotics comparatively have a shorter half life and are usually given twice, thrice or four times a day.

Q. Can you get a yeast infection from taking Azipro?

Some people may get a fungal or yeast infection known as thrush after taking Azipro. Antibiotics such as Azipro can kill the normal or ‘good bacteria’ of your intestine which are responsible to prevent thrush. You should inform your doctor if you get a sore or vaginal itching or discharge. Also inform your doctor if you get white mouth or tongue after taking Azipro or soon after stopping it.

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