Azithral 100 Liquid

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Azithral 100 Liquid is an antibiotic used to treat various types of bacterial 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.

Azithral 100 Liquid is taken orally, preferably 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 return or worsening of the infection.

Commonly seen side effects seen with this medicine include vomiting, nausea, stomach pain, and diarrhea. These are usually temporary and subside with the completion of treatment. Consult your doctor if you find these side effects worry you or persist for a longer duration.

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.

Uses of Azithral 100 Liquid in children

Benefits of Azithral 100 Liquid for your child

In Treatment of Bacterial infections

Azithral 100 Liquid is an antibiotic medicine that can be used to treat many different infections caused by bacteria. These include infections of the blood, brain, lungs, bones, joints, urinary tract, stomach, and intestines. It can also be used to treat sexually transmitted diseases. It stops the growth of the bacteria causing the infection and clears the infection. Take it for as long as prescribed by the doctor and avoid skipping doses. This will make sure that all bacteria are killed and they do not become resistant.

Side effects of Azithral 100 Liquid in children

Azithral 100 Liquid does not pose serious side effects and is well-tolerated by children. In case the side effects do occur, they’re likely to subside once the body adapts to the medicine. Consult your child’s doctor if these side effects persist or bother your child. The most common side effects include-

Common side effects of Azithral

  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea

How can I give Azithral 100 Liquid to my child?

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. Azithral 100 Liquid may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Azithral Oral Suspension works

Azithral 100 Liquid 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

Kidney
CAUTION
Azithral 100 Liquid should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Azithral 100 Liquid may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Azithral 100 Liquid should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Azithral 100 Liquid may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if I forget to give Azithral 100 Liquid to my child?

If you miss a dose of Azithral 100 Liquid, 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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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 Azithral 100 Liquid.
  • 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 Azithral 100 Liquid and inform your doctor immediately if you develop an itchy rash, swelling of the face, throat or tongue or breathing difficulties while taking it.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Macrolides
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
ANTI INFECTIVES
Action Class
Macrolides

Interaction with drugs

Taking Azithral with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Alestol, Astelong, Astem
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Qubast, Basbat, Ebaler
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Zehist, Elina
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Terfed
LIFE-THREATENING

Patient concerns

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Whether Azithral liquid 100 can be used for children for cold cough and thick running nose
Dr. Gopal Bansilal Samdani
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If your child has bacterial infection and again out of many bacteria infection with bacteria in which infection azithromycin is drug of chice
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Dr. Kalyan Kumar
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tab azithral 500 od for 5 days
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FAQs

Q. Is Azithral 100 Liquid safe?

Azithral 100 Liquid 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 Azithral 100 Liquid. Also, if your symptoms get worse, inform your doctor immediately.

Q. Can the use of Azithral 100 Liquid cause diarrhea?

Yes, the use of Azithral 100 Liquid 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 Azithral 100 Liquid be taken at night?

Azithral 100 Liquid is usually prescribed once daily. You can take it at any time 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 Azithral 100 Liquid exactly as advised by your doctor and ask your doctor if you have any doubts.

Q. How long does it take Azithral 100 Liquid to work?

Azithral 100 Liquid starts working within a few hours of taking it. You may notice an 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 your doctor may cause the infection to come back which may be more difficult to treat.

Q. Why is Azithral 100 Liquid given for 3 days?

The duration of treatment depends on the type of infection being treated and the age of the patient. Azithral 100 Liquid is not necessarily given for 3 days. In most 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, you must stick to the regime advised by your doctor.

Q. What should I avoid while taking Azithral 100 Liquid?

Generally, it is recommended that patients taking Azithral 100 Liquid should avoid taking any antacid with this medicine as this can affect the overall effectiveness of Azithral 100 Liquid. It is also recommended to avoid exposure to sunlight or tanning beds as Azithral 100 Liquid increases the risk of sunburn.

Q. Is Azithral 100 Liquid a strong antibiotic?

Azithral 100 Liquid is an effective antibiotic that is used for the treatment of many bacterial infections. Compared to other antibiotics, Azithral 100 Liquid 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 a 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 Azithral 100 Liquid?

Some people may get a fungal or yeast infection known as thrush after taking Azithral 100 Liquid. Antibiotics such as Azithral 100 Liquid can kill the normal or ‘good bacteria’ of your intestine responsible for preventing thrush. You should inform your doctor if you get a sore or vaginal itching or discharge. Also, inform your doctor if you get a white patch in the mouth or tongue after taking Azithral 100 Liquid or soon after stopping it.

Q. Why is Azithral 100 Liquid given for 3 days?

The duration of treatment depends on the type of infection being treated and the age of the patient. Azithral 100 Liquid is not necessarily given for 3 days. In most 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, you must stick to the regime advised by your doctor.

Q. What should I avoid while taking Azithral 100 Liquid?

Generally, it is recommended that patients taking Azithral 100 Liquid should avoid taking any antacid with this medicine as this can affect the overall effectiveness of Azithral 100 Liquid. It is also recommended to avoid exposure to sunlight or tanning beds as Azithral 100 Liquid increases the risk of sunburn.

Q. Is Azithral 100 Liquid a strong antibiotic?

Azithral 100 Liquid is an effective antibiotic that is used for the treatment of many bacterial infections. Compared to other antibiotics, Azithral 100 Liquid 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 a 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 Azithral 100 Liquid?

Some people may get a fungal or yeast infection known as thrush after taking Azithral 100 Liquid. Antibiotics such as Azithral 100 Liquid can kill the normal or ‘good bacteria’ of your intestine responsible for preventing thrush. You should inform your doctor if you get a sore or vaginal itching or discharge. Also, inform your doctor if you get a white patch in the mouth or tongue after taking Azithral 100 Liquid or soon after stopping it.

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Country of origin: India

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