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Azithro 200 mg/5ml Suspension


Overview

Introduction of Azithro Suspension

Azithro 200 mg/5ml Suspension 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. Azithro 200 mg/5ml Suspension 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 Azithro Suspension

Azithro Suspension side effects

Common
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea

How to use Azithro Suspension

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. Azithro 200 mg/5ml Suspension may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Azithro Suspension works

Azithro 200 mg/5ml Suspension 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.

Azithro Suspension related warnings

Alcohol
SAFE
Consuming alcohol with Azithro 200 mg/5ml Suspension does not cause any harmful side effects.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Azithro 200 mg/5ml Suspension 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.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Azithro 200 mg/5ml Suspension 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
Azithro 200 mg/5ml Suspension does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Azithro 200 mg/5ml Suspension should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Azithro 200 mg/5ml Suspension may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Azithro 200 mg/5ml Suspension should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Azithro 200 mg/5ml Suspension may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Azithro Suspension?

If you miss a dose of Azithro 200 mg/5ml Suspension, 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

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Azithro 200 mg/5ml Suspension
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Expert Advice

  • Your doctor has prescribed Azithro 200 mg/5ml Suspension 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 Azithro 200 mg/5ml Suspension.
  • 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 Azithro 200 mg/5ml Suspension 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 Azithro 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): Arifril
MINOR
Brand(s): Medipax
MINOR
Brand(s): Zipris
MINOR
Brand(s): Loxaris, Loxacon
MINOR
Brand(s): Stozen, Sulpigold
MINOR
Brand(s): Quitsun, Qutec
MINOR
Brand(s): Cizonil
MINOR

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Azithro

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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
Gynaecologist
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
My baby is having stomach problem. Frequent loose motion
Dr. Gopal Samdani
Child Specialist
Please consult Dr. will take detail history and will examine your child in detail. may ask you for lab test on blood urine stool etc if necessary. All information will be used to determine exact underlying cause of problem. Depending upon cause will prescribe you treatmentdiarrhea can be caused by: inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) bacterial infections viral infections parasites malnutrition improper food preparation poor hygieneMake sure your child drinks plenty of fluids. Do not feed them foods that seem to trigger diarrhea. Wash your hands often ? especially after each diaper change ? to avoid spreading bacteria in the home.t?s important to follow the doctor?s advice carefully. Avoid giving your child foods or liquids that trigger diarrhea. Stick with bland foods instead (such as potatoes, toast, or bananas) until the diarrhea has subsided.
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FAQs

Q. Is Azithro safe?

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

Q. Is Azithro an antibiotic?

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

Q. Can the use of Azithro cause diarrhea?

Yes, the use of Azithro 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 Azithro takes to work?

Usually, Azithro 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 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.

Q. Can I stop taking Azithro when my symptoms are relieved?

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. Can the use of Azithro cause infertility?

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

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