Zithrokem Suspension

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Composition for Zithrokem NA Suspension

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15 ml in 1 bottle
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Medicine Overview of Zithrokem Suspension

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Uses of Zithrokem Suspension

Zithrokem Suspension is used in the treatment of bacterial infections and typhoid fever.
It is used in bacterial infections of tonsils, sinus, ear, nose, throat, skin and soft tissues, windpipe and lungs (pneumonia).
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Side effects of Zithrokem Suspension

Common

Nausea, Vomiting, Abdominal pain, Diarrhoea, Allergy.

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How to use Zithrokem Suspension

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Measure it with a measuring cup and take it by mouth. Shake well before use. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Zithrokem Suspension at a fixed time.

How Zithrokem Suspension works

Zithrokem suspension is a macrolide antibiotic. It stops bacterial growth by inhibiting synthesis of essential proteins, which are required by bacteria to carry out vital functions.

In Depth Information on Zithrokem Suspension

Expert advice for Zithrokem Suspension

  • Your doctor has prescribed Zithrokem to cure your infection and improve symptoms.
  • It is better to take with food to avoid an upset stomach.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
  • 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.
  • Do not take antacids 2 hours before or after taking Zithrokem.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Zithrokem Suspension
Alcohol
SAFE
It is generally safe to consume alcohol with Zithrokem Suspension.
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Zithrokem Suspension 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.
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Lactation
SAFE
Zithrokem Suspension 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.
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Driving
SAFE
Zithrokem Suspension does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
Zithrokem Suspension should be used with caution in patients
with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Zithrokem Suspension may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
CAUTION
Zithrokem Suspension should be used with caution in patients
with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Zithrokem Suspension may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Riztran 10mg Tablet, Riztran 5mg Tablet, Danavir 600mg Tablet, Walacort 0.5mg Tablet

Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Azithromycin, 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.
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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Zithrokem NA Suspension

Frequently asked questions for Azithromycin

Yes, Zithrokem 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 Zithrokem. It should be taken only when prescribed by a doctor.
Zithrokem is used to treat cold and sore throat only if there is an underlying bacterial infection present. Please consult your doctor before taking Zithrokem in these conditions.
Q. Are Zithrokem and erythromycin same?
No, Zithrokem and erythromycin are two different antibiotics but belong to the same class of antibiotics. They differ in their action against different bacteria.
Zithrokem is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Zithrokem can be used for the treatment of tonsillitis. However, there are antibiotics which are preferred over Zithrokem for its treatment. Please consult your doctor before taking any antibiotics for tonsillitis.
No, Zithrokem is not a banned medicine. However, it is available on prescription by a physician.
Fever is a symptom which could be due to an underlying infection like bacterial, viral or fungal. Zithrokem can be used for the treatment of bacterial infections only. Please take advice from your physician before taking any antibiotic for fever as it is important to identify the type of infection causing fever.
Zithrokem is not recommended for the treatment of urinary tract infection (UTI). Please consult your doctor before taking any antibiotics for the treatment of UTI.
Zithrokem can be used for the treatment of acne. Clinical studies have shown a good efficacy of Zithrokem 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. Can I take Zithrokem with paracetamol?
Zithrokem 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 Zithrokem with omeprazole?
Zithrokem 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 Zithrokem with ibuprofen?
Zithrokem 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 Zithrokem with esomeprazole?
Zithrokem 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.
No interactions have been clinically observed between Zithrokem 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 Zithrokem and you are already taking birth control pills (oral contraceptives).
No, Zithrokem cannot treat a cough. Cough is a symptom which represents an underlying disease or an infection. Zithrokem 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.
Zithrokem has not been reported to affect sperms.
No, Zithrokem does not cause drowsiness. Please consult your doctor if you experience drowsiness while taking Zithrokem.
Diarrhea (loose stools) is a very common side effect of Zithrokem. Please consult your doctor if you experience excessive diarrhea while taking Zithrokem.
Zithrokem 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.
Yes, Zithrokem 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.
Zithrokem 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 Zithrokem or any other antibiotic for relief of a tooth pain.
No, Zithrokem 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 Zithrokem as this is a viral infection and taking any antibiotics would not help in this condition.
Yes, Zithrokem 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.
Zithrokem is an antibiotic (works against a bacterial infection). It does not have any action against the yeast (fungal) infection.
Yes, Zithrokem can be taken for chlamydial infection. However, it is always advisable to take antibiotics only when recommended by a doctor, in the doses advised.
Zithrokem 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.
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