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ZITHIUM O 500 MG/400 MG TABLET

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Composition FOR ZITHIUM O

Azithromycin(500mg),Ofloxacin(400mg)

food interaction for ZITHIUM O

alcohol interaction for ZITHIUM O

pregnancy interaction for ZITHIUM O

lactation interaction for ZITHIUM O

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Zithium o 500 mg/400 mg tablet 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(500mg)

Uses

Azithromycin is used in the treatment of bacterial infections and bacterial skin infections.

How it works

Azithromycin 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
Ofloxacin(400mg)

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

Nausea, Diarrhoea, Allergic reaction

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Expert advice FOR ZITHIUM O

  • Take Azithromycin only when prescribed by your doctor
  • Azithromycin can be taken with or without food
  • Do not take aluminum and magnesium containing antacids with Azithromycin. It should be taken one hour before or two hours after taking antacids
  • Azithromycin commonly causes nausea, vomiting or diarrhea
  • Contact your doctor immediately in case you experience any allergic reaction like severe skin rash while taking Azithromycin
  • Use of Azithromycin during pregnancy is not advisable until considered absolutely necessary by your physician
  • Breastfeeding should be stopped while taking Azithromycin. It is recommended to discard the milk during the treatment and up till 2 days after discontinuation of Azithromycin

Frequently asked questions FOR ZITHIUM O

Azithromycin

Q. Is azithromycin an antibiotic?
Yes, azithromycin 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 azithromycin. It should be taken only when prescribed by a doctor.
Q. Is azithromycin used for treating a cold and sore throat?
Azithromycin is used to treat cold and sore throat only if there is an underlying bacterial infection present. Please consult your doctor before taking azithromycin in these conditions.
Q. Are azithromycin and erythromycin same?
No, azithromycin and erythromycin are two different antibiotics but belong to the same class of antibiotics. They differ in their action against different bacteria.
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Q. Is azithromycin safe?
Azithromycin is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is azithromycin safe during lactation (breastfeeding)?
Azithromycin is secreted in breast milk. The adverse effects of azithromycin on the breastfed child are not known. So, breastfeeding should be stopped while taking azithromycin. It is recommended to discard the milk during the treatment and up till 2 days after discontinuation of azithromycin.
Q. Is azithromycin good for tonsillitis?
Azithromycin can be used for the treatment of tonsillitis. However, there are antibiotics which are preferred over azithromycin for its treatment. Please consult your doctor before taking any antibiotics for tonsillitis.
Q. Is azithromycin banned?
No, azithromycin is not a banned medicine. However, it is available on prescription by a physician.
Q. Can azithromycin be used to treat a fever?
Fever is a symptom due to an underlying infection which could be either bacterial, viral or fungal. Please take advice from your physician before taking any antibiotic for fever as it is important to identify the type of infection causing fever.
Q. Is azithromycin used for urinary tract infection (UTI)?
Azithromycin is not recommended for the treatment of urinary tract infection (UTI). Please consult your doctor before taking any antibiotics for the treatment of UTI.
Q. Is azithromycin good for acne?
Azithromycin can be used for the treatment of acne. Clinical studies have shown a good efficacy of azithromycin in the treatment of acne. However, it is always advised that you should consult to your physician before taking any antibiotics for your infections.
Q. Is azithromycin safe in pregnancy?
Safety of azithromycin could not be established during pregnancy as sufficient information is not available for its use during pregnancy. So, it is advisable not to use azithromycin during pregnancy until considered absolutely necessary by your physician.
Q. Can I take azithromycin with milk?
Yes, azithromycin can be taken with milk as it is recommended to take azithromycin with or without food.
Q. Can I take azithromycin with paracetamol?
Azithromycin can be taken with paracetamol as no drug interactions have been clinically observed between the two medicines. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take azithromycin with omeprazole?
Azithromycin can be taken with omeprazole as no interactions have been clinically observed between the two medicines. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can i take azithromycin with ibuprofen?
Azithromycin can be taken with ibuprofen as no interactions have been clinically observed between the two medicines. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take azithromycin with esomeprazole?
Azithromycin can be taken with esomeprazole as no drug interactions have been clinically observed between the two medicines. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take azithromycin with birth control pills (oral contraceptives)
No interactions have been clinically observed between azithromycin and birth control pills (oral contraceptives). However, this does not mean interactions cannot occur. Please talk to your doctor if you have been advised to take azithromycin and you are already taking birth control pills (oral contraceptives).
Q. Does azithromycin treat a cough?
No, azithromycin cannot treat a cough. Cough is a symptom which represents an underlying disease or an infection. Azithromycin can help in relieving cough only if it would be effective in treating the underlying infection. Please talk to your doctor before taking any medicine for your cough.
Q. Does azithromycin affect sperm?
Azithromycin has not been reported to affect sperms.
Q. Does azithromycin cause drowsiness?
No, azithromycin does not cause drowsiness. Please consult your doctor if you experience drowsiness while taking azithromycin.
Q. Does azithromycin cause diarrhea?
Diarrhea (loose stools) is a very common side effect of azithromycin. Please consult your doctor if you experience excessive diarrhea while taking azithromycin.
Q. Does azithromycin affect fertility?
Azithromycin is not known to affect fertility in humans. Inadequate data is available for humans. Please consult your doctor if you have concerns regarding the same.
Q. Can I take azithromycin for throat infection caused by streptococcus?
Yes, azithromycin can be taken for throat infection caused by streptococcus. However, this an alternative medicine for the same. There are other antibiotics available which could be more effective in the treatment of streptococcal throat infections. Please take the advice from your doctor before taking any antibiotics.
Q. Can I take azithromycin for a toothache (tooth pain)?
Azithromycin would be helpful in a toothache (tooth pain) only when there is an underlying infection which is causing the pain. Please talk to your doctor before taking azithromycin or any other antibiotic for relief of a tooth pain.
Q. Can I take azithromycin for the flu?
No, azithromycin is not recommended for the treatment of flu (influenza infection). Please consult your doctor if you are experiencing the signs and symptoms of flu (influenza infection) before taking any medicines including antibiotics like azithromycin as this is a viral infection and taking any antibiotics would not help in this condition.
Q. Can I take azithromycin for a sinus infection?
Yes, azithromycin can help to treat a bacterial sinus infection. However, as always advisable, antibiotics should only be taken only when the infection is properly diagnosed by the doctor and then antibiotics are taken as advised.
Q. Can I take azithromycin for yeast infection?
Azithromycin is an antibiotic (works against a bacterial infection). It does not have any action against the yeast (fungal) infection.
Q. Can I take azithromycin for chlamydia?
Yes, azithromycin can be taken for chlamydial infection. However, it is always advisable to take antibiotics only when recommended by a doctor, in the doses advised.
Q. Can I take azithromycin for tooth infection?
Azithromycin can be taken to treat tooth infection. However, it is always advisable to take antibiotics only when recommended by a doctor to treat the infection.

Ofloxacin

Q. What is ofloxacin used for?
Ofloxacin is used to treat bacterial infections of the kidneys or bladder (urinary tract), chest or lungs, male or female sex organs (genital tract) which include gonorrhea, a sexually transmitted infection that can affect both men and women, and skin and soft tissue infections.
Q. Is ofloxacin a fluoroquinolone antibiotic?
Ofloxacin is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic and it works by killing the bacteria (bactericidal) that cause infections.
Q. Is ofloxacin safe in pregnancy?
Ofloxacin should not be used during pregnancy. Do not take this medicine if you are pregnant, or you are planning for pregnancy as there are chances that it may damage the joints of the baby. Ask your doctor for advice before taking any medicine if you are pregnant.
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Q. Is ofloxacin an antibiotic?
Ofloxacin is an antibiotic and it belongs to the group of fluoroquinolones.
Q. Is ofloxacin bacteriostatic or bactericidal?
Ofloxacin is bactericidal (kills bacteria) and shows antibacterial activity against wide range of both gram negative and gram positive micro-organisms.
Q. Is ofloxacin safe during lactation (breastfeeding)?
Ofloxacin passes into breast milk in small amounts. As there is a risk of side effects in the baby, breast feeding should be discontinued during treatment with ofloxacin or you should not take ofloxacin. Talk to your doctor before taking any medicine if you are breastfeeding.
Q. Is ofloxacin a penicillin?
Ofloxacin is not a penicillin. Ofloxacin belongs to fluoroquinolone group of antibiotics.
Q. Is ofloxacin a painkiller?
Ofloxacin is not a pain killer. It is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic.
Q. Is ofloxacin a sulfa drug?
Ofloxacin is not a sulfa drug. Ofloxacin belongs to the group of fluoroquinolone antibiotics.
Q. Is ofloxacin for conjunctivitis (pink eye)?
Ofloxacin eye drops are used to treat external eye infections such as conjunctivitis (pink eye). Please consult your doctor before taking any treatment for your infections.
Q. Does ofloxacin contain sulfa?
Ofloxacin does not contain sulfa. Ofloxacin belongs to a group of medicines called fluoroquinolone antibiotics.
Q. Does ofloxacin affect birth control?
Ofloxacin does not affect birth control. No interactions have been seen when ofloxacin is used with contraceptive pills. However, always talk to your doctor if you are asked to take any medicines when you are also taking birth control pills.
Q. Does ofloxacin contain penicillin?
Ofloxacin does not contain penicillin. Ofloxacin belongs to fluoroquinolone group of antibiotics.
Q. Does ofloxacin treat chlamydia?
Ofloxacin is active against chlamydia and can be used for treating the chlamydia infections. Please consult your doctor before taking any antibiotics for your infections.
Q. Does ofloxacin expire?
Yes, ofloxacin does expire. All the medicines come with an expiry date mentioned on the pack. You must check the expiry date before using any medicine.
Q. Does ofloxacin treat ear infections?
Ofloxacin ear drops are available for the treatment of ear infections. However, ofloxacin tablets are not recommended for use in ear infections. Talk to your doctor before taking any antibiotics for your infections.
Q. Can I take ofloxacin for urinary tract infections (UTI)?
Ofloxacin is used for the treatment of urinary tract infections (UTI). Please consult your doctor if you have urinary tract infection as it requires proper diagnosis and treatment before the start of any antibiotics.
Q. Can I take ofloxacin with paracetamol?
Ofloxacin can be taken with paracetamol. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take ofloxacin with milk?
There are no interactions reported when ofloxacin is taken with food or milk. It can be taken with or without food.
Q. Can I take ofloxacin with alcohol?
Do not drink alcohol while taking ofloxacin as it may make you feel dizzy or sleepy and you may need to avoid driving or operate any machine.
Q. Can I take ofloxacin with ibuprofen?
Ofloxacin when taken with Ibuprofen, can increase the risk of some side effects. There are a few reports of seizures or fits when these ibuprofen has been taken with ofloxacin. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Does ofloxacin ophthalmic solution (eye drops) expire?
Yes, ofloxacin ophthalmic solution (eye drops) does expire. All the medicines come with an expiry date mentioned on the pack. You must check the expiry date before using any medicine.
Q. Does ofloxacin ear drops expire?
Yes, ofloxacin ear drops do expire. All the medicines come with an expiry date mentioned on the pack. You must check the expiry date before using any medicine.

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Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)