SALT INFORMATIONAzithromycin(500 mg)
Azithromycin is used to treat bacterial infections of the nose, throat, chest, ear, skin, soft tissues, and sexually transmitted genitourinary infections.
How it works
Azithromycin belongs to a class of medications called macrolide antibiotics. Azithromycin works by killing bacteria by preventing them from reproducing and repairing themselves.
Common side effects
Nausea & vomiting, Pain in the stomach and intestine, And diarrhea, Headache
- Do not take Azithromycin if you are allergic to azithromycin, erythromycin or any macrolide or ketolide antibiotic or to any of the other ingredients of this medicine.
- Do not take any antacids containing magnesium or aluminium for up to 2 hours before and after taking this drug.
- Consult your doctor before taking this drug if you are pregnant.
- Do not take this medicine if you are breast feeding.
Frequently asked questions
Q. Is azithromycin/ Azithral/ Azax/ Zithrox/ Zithrox plus/ Azithro 500/Aziwok used for cough, cold and sore throat?
Yes. Azithromycin (also available as Azithral/ Azax/ Zithrox/ Zithrox plus/ Azithro 500/Aziwok) is used to treat bacterial infections of the nose, throat and chest.
Q. Is azithromycin safe in pregnancy and breast feeding?
There is insufficient information available about the use of azithromycin during pregnancy. Therefore do not use azithromycin during pregnancy, unless explicitly advised by your doctor.
Q. Is azithromycin and erythromycin the same?
No. Both are different type of antibiotic.
Q. Is azithromycin safe?
Azithromycin is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.