Linix-AZ Tablet

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Linix-AZ Tablet 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.

Linix-AZ Tablet 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 Linix-AZ Tablet in children

Benefits of Linix-AZ Tablet for your child

In Bacterial infections

Linix-AZ Tablet 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 Linix-AZ Tablet in children

Linix-AZ Tablet 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 Linix-AZ

  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea

How can I give Linix-AZ Tablet to my child?

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. Linix-AZ Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Linix-AZ Tablet works

Linix-AZ 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.

Safety advice

Kidney
CAUTION
Linix-AZ Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Linix-AZ Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Linix-AZ Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Linix-AZ Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if I forget to give Linix-AZ Tablet to my child?

If you miss a dose of Linix-AZ 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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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 Linix-AZ 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 Linix-AZ 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.

Fact Box

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

Interaction with drugs

Taking Linix-AZ 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
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Brand(s): Zehist, Elina
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Brand(s): Terfed
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Patient concerns

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Omitting after zifi AZ kid tablet.
Dr. Gopal Bansilal Samdani
Paediatrics
Dr need a provisional diagnosis to suggest you investigations or give opinion or advice medicine. In present situation provisional diagnosis cannot be done without taking into consideration details of history and findings of clinical examination and reports of investigations of patient. Final diagnosis is done after doing investigations if needed. Advice given without doing clinical examination and diagnosis can be imperfect or some time harmful to patient. Please visit me or any other Paediatrician.
Alternative for taxim az or any other medicine that can be taken for throat infection
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Physician
Take azithromycin 500 mg once daily for 3 days
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FAQs

Q. Is Linix-AZ Tablet safe?

Linix-AZ Tablet 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 Linix-AZ Tablet. Also, if your symptoms get worse, inform your doctor immediately.

Q. Can the use of Linix-AZ Tablet cause diarrhea?

Yes, the use of Linix-AZ Tablet 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 Linix-AZ Tablet be taken at night?

Linix-AZ Tablet 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 Linix-AZ Tablet exactly as advised by your doctor and ask your doctor if you have any doubts.

Q. How long does it take Linix-AZ Tablet to work?

Linix-AZ Tablet 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 Linix-AZ Tablet given for 3 days?

The duration of treatment depends on the type of infection being treated and the age of the patient. Linix-AZ Tablet 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 Linix-AZ Tablet?

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

Q. Is Linix-AZ Tablet a strong antibiotic?

Linix-AZ Tablet is an effective antibiotic that is used for the treatment of many bacterial infections. Compared to other antibiotics, Linix-AZ Tablet 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 Linix-AZ Tablet?

Some people may get a fungal or yeast infection known as thrush after taking Linix-AZ Tablet. Antibiotics such as Linix-AZ Tablet 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 Linix-AZ Tablet or soon after stopping it.

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Country of origin: India

Expires on or after: December, 2021

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