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Composition FOR ZIKEM

Azithromycin(500 mg)

food interaction for ZIKEM

alcohol interaction for ZIKEM

pregnancy interaction for ZIKEM

lactation interaction for ZIKEM

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alcohol
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It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Zikem 500mg tablet at a fixed time.
It is generally safe to consume alcohol with Zikem 500mg tablet.
SAFE
Zikem 500mg tablet is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
PROBABLY SAFE
Zikem 500mg tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE
  • SERIOUS INTERACTION
    DERINIDE 0.5 MG RESPULES, PENRIDOL 20 MG TABLET, WYSOLONE 20 MG TABLET DT & 4 more
  • MINOR OR NO INTERACTION
    SERENACE 5 MG INJECTION 1ML, HALOCER 10MG TABLET, CALMPERIDONE 6MG TABLET 
  • SALT INFORMATION FOR ZIKEM

    Azithromycin(500 mg)

    Uses

    Zikem 500mg tablet is used in the treatment of bacterial infections and bacterial skin infections

    How it works

    Zikem 500mg tablet is an antibiotic. It stops the bacterial growth by inhibiting synthesis of essential proteins, which are required by bacteria to carry out vital functions.

    Common side effects

    Vomiting, Nausea, Diarrhoea, Gastrointestinal pain, Headache

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    Expert advice FOR ZIKEM

    • Do not  Azithromycin with food. Take it  1 hour before or 2 hours after food
    • Do not take Azithromycin if you are allergic to azithromycin, erythromycin , roxithromycin or clarithromycin
    • 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 or breast feeding 

    Frequently asked questions FOR ZIKEM

    Azithromycin

    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 and erythromycin the same?
    No. Both are different type of antibiotic belonging to same class. Azithromycin is next generation antibiotic of erythromycin class

    Q.

    Is azithromycin safe?
    Azithromycin is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.

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    Content on this page was last updated on 03 February, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)