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Azithro 150 mg/1000 mg/1000 mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Azithro 150 mg/1000 mg/1000 mg Tablet is a combination medicine used in syndromic management of vaginal discharge. It works by stopping the growth of microorganisms and killing the existing ones that cause the infection by damaging their DNA.


It is advisable to take Azithro 150 mg/1000 mg/1000 mg Tablet at a fixed time each day to maintain consistent levels of the medicine in the blood. In case you have missed any doses, take it as soon as you remember it. Never skip any doses and finish a full course of treatment even if you feel better. It is important that this medication is not stopped without talking to the doctor as it may worsen your symptoms. It may cause side effects like nausea, headache, vomiting, taste change, dizziness, indigestion, loss of appetite, and stomach pain. It may cause diarrhea, so it is better to take plenty of fluids while taking this medicine as it may help to prevent dehydration.

Uses of Azithro Tablet

  • Syndromic treatment of vaginal discharge

Side effects of Azithro Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Azithro

  • Vaginal itching
  • Taste change
  • Vomiting
  • Vaginal infection
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Stomach pain
  • Nausea
  • Indigestion
  • Diarrhea
  • Loss of appetite

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Vaginal itching
    There are many creams, ointments or tablets that may help depending on the type and cause of irritation. Speak to your doctor about these. At home, you can take various steps to ease the condition. Use warm water and a gentle cleanser. Avoid scented soaps, lotions and toilet paper. Avoid vaginal sprays. Change out of wet clothing straight after swimming or exercising. Wear cotton underwear and change it every day. Do not scratch as it can make your condition worse.
  • Coping with Taste change
    Keep your mouth clean. Brush your teeth and rinse your mouth with saltwater or mouthwash after each snack or meal. Use plastic or glass utensils if the food tastes like metal. Avoid very hot or very cold foods. Chewing mints or gums may also help in improving the taste. Increase your fluid intake and choose foods that have strong flavors. Try adding garlic, lemon juice, herbs, spices and pickles or chutneys. Avoid cigarette smoking.
  • Coping with Vomiting
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Headache
    Make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Rest in a quiet, dimly lit room. Do not sleep more than you normally would. Do not strain your eyes (for example by looking at a screen). Do not drink alcohol. Headaches are usually temporary and usually go away with time. But, if they last longer or get worse, ask your doctor to recommend a painkiller.
  • Coping with Dizziness
    This is usually short-lived and should go away within a few days. If this happens, stop what you are doing and sit or lie down until you feel better. Lying still in a dark, quiet room may help reduce the spinning feeling. Sleep with your head slightly raised on two or more pillows. Get up slowly from a lying or sitting position. Get plenty of rest and try to relax as being anxious can make it worse. Try taking this medicine at bedtime to reduce the symptoms. Drinking plenty of water and ginger tea may also help. Avoid alcohol, caffeine and smoking as it will make you feel worse. Avoid driving or using tools or machinery until you feel better.
  • Coping with Stomach pain
    Try to get plenty of rest and relax. Putting a heat pad or covered hot water bottle on your stomach may relieve the stomach pain. It may help if you eat and drink slowly and have smaller and more frequent meals. Reduce your intake of coffee, tea and alcohol as these can make the pain worse. If you are in a lot of pain, speak to your doctor about possible medication. Your doctor may be able to prescribe some over-the-counter medicines to help reduce the pain.
  • Coping with Nausea
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop from feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Indigestion
    Try taking your medicine with a meal or snack, or shortly after eating. It might help to eat smaller and more frequent meals, and to eat and drink slowly. Avoid foods which can irritate your stomach such as carbonated soft drinks, caffeine, fatty and spicy foods, mints and citrus fruits. Quit smoking and alcohol because they increase the symptoms. Do not eat for 3 or 4 hours before going to bed. Try raising the head of your bed at night or use extra pillows. Ask your doctor or pharmacist about medicines that may help, such as antacids, if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Diarrhea
    Keep up your intake of fluids and electrolytes (sugars and salts) to avoid getting dehydrated. Eat less fiber (avoid raw fruits, fruit juice and vegetables). Talk to your doctor about possible medication to manage diarrhea. Ask about reducing the dosage of your drug or other suitable treatments.
  • Coping with Loss of appetite
    It is important to eat, even if you do not feel like it. You might try switching to smaller meals and frequent snacks. Try eating healthy and nutritious snacks that are high in calories and protein, such as dried fruit and nuts. It is important to drink even if you cannot eat. But, do not fill your stomach with liquid before eating. Eat when you are most hungry. Exercise such as a short walk may also increase your appetite. Talk to your doctor about possible medication or supplements if your condition does not improve.

How to use Azithro 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. Azithro 150 mg/1000 mg/1000 mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Azithro Tablet works

Azithro 150 mg/1000 mg/1000 mg Tablet is a combination of three medicines: Fluconazole, Azithromycin and Secnidazole. Fluconazole is an antifungal which works by preventing the formation of the fungal protective covering which is essential for the survival of the fungi in the human body. Azithromycin is an antibiotic which stops bacterial growth by inhibiting synthesis of essential proteins required by bacteria to carry out vital functions. Secnidazole is also an antibiotic which kills the infection-causing bacteria and other microorganisms, by damaging their DNA.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Consuming alcohol while taking Azithro 150 mg/1000 mg/1000 mg Tablet may cause symptoms such as flushing, increased heart beat, nausea, thirst, chest pain and low blood pressure (Disulfiram reaction).
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Azithro 150 mg/1000 mg/1000 mg Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CAUTION
Azithro 150 mg/1000 mg/1000 mg Tablet should be used with caution during breastfeeding. Breastfeeding should be held until the treatment of the mother is completed and the drug is eliminated from her body.
Driving
UNSAFE
Azithro 150 mg/1000 mg/1000 mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Azithro 150 mg/1000 mg/1000 mg Tablet may cause dizziness or seizures. This may affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
UNSAFE
Azithro 150 mg/1000 mg/1000 mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use in patients with kidney disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.
Caution to be advised in patients with impaired renal function.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Azithro 150 mg/1000 mg/1000 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Azithro 150 mg/1000 mg/1000 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Azithro 150 mg/1000 mg/1000 mg Tablet
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Azavio-Kit
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Quick Tips

  • Azithro 150 mg/1000 mg/1000 mg Tablet should be taken with food at the same time every day.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
  • It is advisable to stay hydrated and drink plenty of water to overcome medicine side effects.
  • It may cause dizziness. Don't drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how Azithro 150 mg/1000 mg/1000 mg Tablet affects you.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Patient Concerns

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I had a natural miscarriage (after taking aspirin),now I have foul smelling discharges.Can I take Azithromycin 250 mg? Also I have severe abdominal pain from 3 days which has been decreased for now.I was prescribed to take DROTIN-M tablets.Can I take this with Azithromycin?
Dr. Megha Tuli
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Yes Drotin M can be taken with Azithro. However Azithro may not help you with vaginal discharge. For discharge it is best to take ofloxacin tablets
I am feeding mother.esantiol calcium& iron mg per day?
Dr. Suman Rao
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
1000 mg calcium and 100 mg iron per day
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FAQs

Q. Can I stop taking Azithro when I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Azithro and complete the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured.

Q. What is the special instruction regarding storage and disposal of this medicine?

Keep this medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

Q. What if I don't get better after using Azithro?

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.

Disclaimer:

1mg's sole intention is to ensure that its consumers get information that is expert-reviewed, accurate and trustworthy. However, the information contained herein should NOT be used as a substitute for the advice of a qualified physician. The information provided here is for informational purposes only. This may not cover all possible side effects, drug interactions or warnings or alerts. Please consult your doctor and discuss all your queries related to any disease or medicine. We intend to support, not replace, the doctor-patient relationship.

References

  1. Kore S, Pandole A, Kulkarni S, et al. Syndromic management of vaginal discharge - our experience. Bombay Hospital Journal. 2003;45(3). [Accessed 06 Feb. 2020] (online) Available from:External Link

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