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Zaq-AZ 250 Tablet

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Overview

Introduction of Zaq-AZ Tablet

Zaq-AZ 250 Tablet 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. Zaq-AZ 250 Tablet 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 Zaq-AZ Tablet

Zaq-AZ Tablet side effects

Common
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea

How to use Zaq-AZ 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. Zaq-AZ 250 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Zaq-AZ Tablet works

Zaq-AZ 250 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.

Zaq-AZ Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
SAFE
It is generally safe to consume alcohol with Zaq-AZ 250 Tablet.
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Zaq-AZ 250 Tablet is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
SAFE
Zaq-AZ 250 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
Zaq-AZ 250 Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
Zaq-AZ 250 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Zaq-AZ 250 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Zaq-AZ 250 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Zaq-AZ 250 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Zaq-AZ Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Zaq-AZ 250 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.

Alternate Brands

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Expert Advice

  • Your doctor has prescribed Zaq-AZ 250 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 Zaq-AZ 250 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 Zaq-AZ 250 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 Zaq-AZ with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Diabic, Glicla
MODERATE
Brand(s): Euroglip, Pridex MG, Glimpee
MODERATE
Brand(s): Stozen, Sulpigold
MINOR
Brand(s): Arifril
MINOR
Brand(s): Norma, Cizonil
MINOR
Brand(s): Loxaris, Loxacon
MINOR
Brand(s): Quitsun, Qutec
MINOR
Brand(s): Zipris
MINOR
Brand(s): Medipax
MINOR

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Zaq-AZ

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Omitting after zifi AZ kid tablet.
Dr. Gopal Samdani
Child Specialist
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.
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 Zaq-AZ safe?

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

Q. Is Zaq-AZ an antibiotic?

Yes, Zaq-AZ 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 Zaq-AZ. It should be taken only when prescribed by a doctor.

Q. Can the use of Zaq-AZ cause diarrhea?

Yes, the use of Zaq-AZ 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 Zaq-AZ takes to work?

Usually, Zaq-AZ 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 Zaq-AZ?

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 Zaq-AZ when my symptoms are relieved?

No, do not stop taking Zaq-AZ 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 Zaq-AZ cause infertility?

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

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