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Azithral 500 Tablet

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Overview

Uses of Azithral Tablet

Azithral 500 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, and lungs (pneumonia).

Azithral Tablet side effects

Common
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea

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

How Azithral Tablet works

Azithral 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.

Azithral Tablet related warnings

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

What if you miss a dose of Azithral Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Azithral 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 Azithral 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 Azithral 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 Azithral 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 Azithral with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Euroglip, Pridex MG, Glimpee
MODERATE
Brand(s): Diabic, Glicla
MODERATE
Brand(s): Loxaris, Loxacon
MINOR
Brand(s): Medipax
MINOR
Brand(s): Quitsun, Qutec
MINOR
Brand(s): Stozen, Sulpigold
MINOR
Brand(s): Norma, Cizonil
MINOR
Brand(s): Arifril
MINOR
Brand(s): Zipris
MINOR

Patient Concerns

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FAQs

Q. Is Azithral safe?

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

Q. Is Azithral an antibiotic?

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

Q. Can the use of Azithral cause diarrhea?

Yes, the use of Azithral 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 Azithral takes to work?

Usually, Azithral 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 Azithral?

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 Azithral when my symptoms are relieved?

No, do not stop taking Azithral 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 Azithral cause infertility?

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

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