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ZITHIUM O 125MG/50MG SUSPENSION

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Composition for ZITHIUM O

Azithromycin(125 mg),Ofloxacin(50 mg)

food interaction for ZITHIUM O

alcohol interaction for ZITHIUM O

pregnancy interaction for ZITHIUM O

lactation interaction for ZITHIUM O

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
Avoid Zithium o 125mg/50mg suspension with dairy products such as milk, cheese, curd, butter, paneer and ice cream.
UNSAFE
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Zithium o 125mg/50mg suspension may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for ZITHIUM O

Azithromycin(125 mg)

Uses

Azithromycin is used in the treatment of bacterial infections and typhoid fever.

How it works

Azithromycin is an antibiotic. It stops 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
Ofloxacin(50 mg)

Uses

Ofloxacin is used in the treatment of bacterial infections.

How it works

Ofloxacin is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by inhibiting the DNA replication.

Common side effects

Vomiting, Nausea, Abdominal pain, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Dry mouth, Altered taste, Fatigue, Flatulence, Headache, Loss of appetite, Irritation in urethra, Vaginal burning sensation, Vaginal itching, Irritation in vagina, Pain in vagina, Pain in urethra, Burning sensation in urethra

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Expert advice for ZITHIUM O

  • 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 ZITHIUM O

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.

Ofloxacin

Q.What is Zenflox OZ/ Zenflox Plus/ Zenflox tablet/ Oflomac/ Oflomac 200/ Zanocin OZ/ Zanocin/ Zanocin OD 400 used for?
Ofloxacin (also available as Zenflox OZ/ Zenflox Plus/ Zenflox tablet/ Oflomac/ Oflomac 200/ Zanocin OZ/ Zanocin/ Zanocin OD 400) and are used to treat bacterial infections including upper and lower urinary tract infections, lower respiratory tract infections, skin and soft tissue infections and sexually transmitted infections (of urethra and cervix). Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use

Q.Is ofloxacin/ Zenflox/ Zanocin OZ an antibiotic?
Yes. It belongs to the group of medicines called fluoroquinolone antibiotics

Q.Is ofloxacin penicillin based/ Steroid/ fluoroquinolone/sulfa?
No. Ofloxacin is fluoroquinolone antibiotic. It is not a steroid and does not contain sulfa. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use

Q.Can I take paracetamol/ibuprofen with ofloxacin?
There is no known interaction and it is safe to take these drugs with ofloxacin. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use

Q.Does Ofloxacin treat pink eye/chlamydia/ear infections?
Ofloxacin is used to treat pink eye (conjunctivitis), ear infection and infection due to chlamydia

Q.Does ofloxacin affect birth control?
It does not affect birth control

Q.Is ofloxacin safe for dogs/ cats?
Yes it is safe to be used in pets.However, the dose vary. You need to consult a veterinary doctor

Q.Is ofloxacin the same as Ciprodex?
No. Ofloxacin and Ciprodex are different drugs as Ciprodex contain ciprofloxacin.

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Content on this page was last updated on 05 March, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)