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Azrocin 100mg Tablet DT

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Your child’s medicine at a glance

Azrocin 100mg Tablet DT is an antibiotic medication. It is commonly given to children for the treatment of a wide range of bacterial infections targeting the ear, eyes, nose, throat, lungs, skin, and gastrointestinal tract.

Azrocin 100mg Tablet DT works by inhibiting the growth of the infection-causing bacteria and stopping it from multiplying. As a result of this, the spread of the infection is disabled. Azrocin 100mg Tablet DT is usually given once a day, preferably in the morning. However, in the case of typhoid, it is to be given twice. Give it with or without food at about the same time each day. However, it is best given with food since children often have a sensitive stomach and could easily get a stomach upset.

Medicine dose depends on the type of infection your child has, its severity, and your child’s age and body weight. So stick to the dose, time, and way prescribed by the doctor. In case your child vomits within 30 minutes of taking this medicine, give the same dose again.

Your child may start to feel better within 3 to 5  days of regular dosing. However, you must still complete the full prescribed course of the medicine and never stop it abruptly as that may worsen your child’s condition or increase the risk of reinfection. Some of the minor and temporary side effects of this medicine include vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, and stomach pain. Usually, these episodes subside once your child’s body adapts to the medicine. However, in case these effects persist or become bothersome for your child, consult your child’s doctor without any delay.

Inform your child’s doctor about any previous episode of any allergy, heart problem, liver impairment, and kidney malfunction. Knowing the child’s medical history is critical for dose alterations and for planning your child’s overall treatment.

Uses of Azrocin 100mg Tablet DT in children

Benefits of Azrocin 100mg Tablet DT for your child

In Treatment of Bacterial infections

Azrocin 100mg Tablet DT 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 Azrocin 100mg Tablet DT in children

Azrocin 100mg Tablet DT 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 Azrocin

  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea

How can I give Azrocin 100mg Tablet DT to my child?

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Dissolve it in a glass of water before taking it. Azrocin 100mg Tablet DT may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Azrocin Tablet DT works

Azrocin 100mg Tablet DT is an antibiotic. It works by interfering with the synthesis of essential proteins required by bacteria to perform important functions. By doing so, it stops the infection-causing bacteria from growing further and prevents the infection from spreading.

Safety advice

Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Azrocin 100mg Tablet DT is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Azrocin 100mg Tablet DT may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Azrocin 100mg Tablet DT should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Azrocin 100mg Tablet DT may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Discontinue immediately if signs or symptoms of hepatitis like vomiting, paleness, weakness are observed.

What if I forget to give Azrocin 100mg Tablet DT to my child?

Do not panic. Unless your child’s doctor has advised a specific regime for your child, you can give the missed dose as soon as you remember, but at least 12 hours before the next dose is due.

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Quick tips

  • Your child must complete the entire course of this medicine. Stopping too soon may cause the bacteria to multiply again, become resistant, or cause another infection.
  • Give Azrocin 100mg Tablet DT with food to avoid an upset stomach.
  • Encourage your child to drink plenty of water in case diarrhea develops as a side effect.
  • Azrocin 100mg Tablet DT will not be effective for viral infections. However, the doctor may prescribe this medicine in case of a secondary bacterial infection. So make sure to speak to your child’s doctor first.
  • Only give Azrocin 100mg Tablet DT to your child for their current infection. Never save medicine for future illnesses.
  • Stop the medicine and contact the doctor immediately if your child develops an itchy rash, facial swelling, and breathing difficulties soon after the intake.

Fact Box

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

Interaction with drugs

Taking Azrocin with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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FAQs

Q. What if I give too much of Azrocin 100mg Tablet DT by mistake?

Azrocin 100mg Tablet DT is unlikely to cause any harm if an extra dose is given by mistake. However, if you think you have given too much of Azrocin 100mg Tablet DT to your child, immediately speak to a doctor. Overdose may cause unwanted side effects and may even worsen your child’s condition.

Q. Are there any possible serious side effects of Azrocin 100mg Tablet DT?

Some serious side effects of this medicine include persistent vomiting, kidney damage, allergy, diarrhea, and severe gastrointestinal infections. Always consult your child’s doctor for help in such a situation.

Q. Can other medicines be given at the same time as Azrocin 100mg Tablet DT?

Azrocin 100mg Tablet DT can sometimes interact with other medicines or substances. Tell your doctor about any other medicines your child is taking before starting Azrocin 100mg Tablet DT. Also, check with your child’s doctor before giving any medicine to your child.

Q. Can I get my child vaccinated while on treatment with Azrocin 100mg Tablet DT?

Antibiotics usually do not interfere with the ingredients in vaccines or cause a bad reaction in a child who has just been vaccinated. However, children taking antibiotics should not get vaccinated until they recover from the illness. As soon as your child feels better, the vaccine can be given.

Q. Which all lab tests should my child undergo while taking Azrocin 100mg Tablet DT on a long-term basis?

The doctor may prescribe getting kidney function tests and liver function tests periodically to keep a check on your child’s condition.

Q. Can Azrocin 100mg Tablet DT impact my child’s digestion?

Children often have a sensitive stomach and develop a stomach upset while taking medicines. When antibiotics are given, the good bacteria in their gastrointestinal tract may too get affected. Azrocin 100mg Tablet DT may kill off good bacteria along with the bad ones, increasing your child’s risk of developing other infections. So, in case your child is having diarrhea while on Azrocin 100mg Tablet DT, do not stop the medicine course. Instead, call your child’s doctor to ask the next steps. In some cases, the doctor may alter the dose.

Q. Why is Azrocin 100mg Tablet DT given for 3 days?

The duration of treatment depends on the type of infection being treated and the age of the patient. Azrocin 100mg Tablet DT 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 Azrocin 100mg Tablet DT?

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

Q. Is Azrocin 100mg Tablet DT a strong antibiotic?

Azrocin 100mg Tablet DT is an effective antibiotic that is used for the treatment of many bacterial infections. Compared to other antibiotics, Azrocin 100mg Tablet DT 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 Azrocin 100mg Tablet DT?

Some people may get a fungal or yeast infection known as thrush after taking Azrocin 100mg Tablet DT. Antibiotics such as Azrocin 100mg Tablet DT 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 Azrocin 100mg Tablet DT or soon after stopping it.

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