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Zithrox 200 Readyuse Suspension

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SALT COMPOSITION
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Store at room temperature (10-30°C)
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Introduction

Zithrox 200 Readyuse Suspension is an antibiotic used to treat various types of bacterial infections of the respiratory tract, ear, nose, throat, lungs, skin, and eye in adults and children. It is also effective in typhoid fever and some sexually transmitted diseases like gonorrhea.

Zithrox 200 Readyuse Suspension is a broad-spectrum type of antibiotic effective in killing many types of gram-positive bacteria, some types of gram-negative bacteria and other microorganisms. This medicine is taken orally, preferably either one hour before or 2 hours after a meal. It should be used regularly at evenly spaced time intervals as prescribed by your doctor. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Stopping the medicine too early may lead to the return or worsening of the infection.

Commonly seen side effects seen with this medicine include vomiting, nausea, stomach pain, and diarrhea. These are usually temporary and subside with the completion of treatment. Consult your doctor if you find these side effects worry you or persist for a longer duration.

Inform your doctor if you have any previous history of allergy or heart problems before taking this medicine. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before using this medicine.

Uses of Zithrox Oral Suspension

Benefits of Zithrox Oral Suspension

In Bacterial infections

Zithrox 200 Readyuse Suspension is an antibiotic medicine which can be used to treat many different infections caused by bacteria. These include infections of the blood, brain, lungs, bones, joints, urinary tract, stomach and intestines. It can also be used to treat sexually transmitted diseases. It stops the growth of the bacteria causing the infection and clears the infection. Take it for as long as prescribed by the doctor and avoid skipping doses. This will make sure that all bacteria are killed and they do not become resistant.

Side effects of Zithrox Oral Suspension

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Zithrox

  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea

How to use Zithrox Oral 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. Zithrox 200 Readyuse Suspension may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Zithrox Oral Suspension works

Zithrox 200 Readyuse Suspension is an antibiotic. It works by preventing synthesis of essential proteins required by bacteria to carry out vital functions. Thus, it stops the bacteria from growing, and prevents the infection from spreading.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Zithrox 200 Readyuse Suspension.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Zithrox 200 Readyuse Suspension is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Zithrox 200 Readyuse Suspension is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
There may be a possibility of diarrhea or rash in the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Zithrox 200 Readyuse Suspension does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Zithrox 200 Readyuse Suspension should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Zithrox 200 Readyuse Suspension may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Zithrox 200 Readyuse Suspension should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Zithrox 200 Readyuse Suspension may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Zithrox Oral Suspension?

If you miss a dose of Zithrox 200 Readyuse Suspension, 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.

Alternate Brands

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Zithrox 200 Readyuse Suspension
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Quick Tips

  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Stopping it early may make the infection to come back and harder to treat.
  • Take it 1 hour before or two hours after food.
  • Do not take antacids 2 hours before or after taking Zithrox 200 Readyuse Suspension.
  • 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.
  • Stop taking Zithrox 200 Readyuse Suspension and inform your doctor immediately if you develop an itchy rash, swelling of the face, throat or tongue or breathing difficulties while taking it.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Macrolides
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
ANTI INFECTIVES

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Zithrox with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

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There is continuous buzzing sound in my ears and I am taking these medicines Tab - Lcz hs Drop- otek-ac+ Tab-zithrox
Dr. Gladson Guddappa Uchil
ENT
Please use this app to find and meet a good ENT Specialist in your city to examine you & do the needful. If you are able to make it to Bangalore, I would be very happy to help you out myself. My clinic [email protected] is easily navigable to in Google Maps
Scar on face due to bacterial infections
Dr. Atul Jain
Dermatology
Pic is not clear, plz visit for proper opinion
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FAQs

Q. Is Zithrox 200 Readyuse Suspension safe?

Zithrox 200 Readyuse Suspension is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.

Q. What if I don't get better?

You should inform your doctor if you do not notice any improvement in your symptoms after 3 days of taking Zithrox 200 Readyuse Suspension. Also, if your symptoms get worse, inform your doctor immediately.

Q. Can the use of Zithrox 200 Readyuse Suspension cause diarrhea?

Yes, the use of Zithrox 200 Readyuse Suspension can cause diarrhea. It is an antibiotic which kills the harmful bacteria. However, it also affects the helpful bacteria in your stomach or intestine and causes diarrhea. If you are experiencing severe diarrhea, talk to your doctor about it.

Q. Can Zithrox 200 Readyuse Suspension be taken at night?

Zithrox 200 Readyuse Suspension are usually prescribed once daily. You can take it at anytime of the day, but remember to take it at the same time each day. The medicine should be taken 1 hour before meals or 2 hours after eating food. You can take the tablet preparation with or without food. However, you must take Zithrox 200 Readyuse Suspension exactly as advised by your doctor and ask your doctor if you have any doubts.

Q. How long does it take Zithrox 200 Readyuse Suspension to work?

Zithrox 200 Readyuse Suspension starts working within a few hours of taking it. You may notice improvement in symptoms after a few days. Do not stop taking the medicine without completing the course mentioned by your doctor. Stopping the medicine without consulting you doctor may cause the infection to come back which may be more difficult to treat.

Q. Why is Zithrox 200 Readyuse Suspension given for 3 days?

The duration of treatment depends on the type of infection being treated and the age of the patient. Zithrox 200 Readyuse Suspension is not necessarily given for 3 days. In most of the bacterial infections, a single dose of 500 mg is given for 3 days. Alternatively, it can be given as 500 mg once on day 1 and then 250 mg once from day 2 to day 5. In some cases of infection such as genital ulcer disease, it is given as a single 1 gram dose. Therefore, it is important that you stick to the regime advised by your doctor.

Q. What should I avoid while taking Zithrox 200 Readyuse Suspension?

Generally, it is recommended that patients taking Zithrox 200 Readyuse Suspension should avoid taking any antacid with this medicine as this can affect the overall effectiveness of Zithrox 200 Readyuse Suspension. It is also recommended to avoid exposure to sunlight or tanning bed as Zithrox 200 Readyuse Suspension increases the risk of sunburn.

Q. Is Zithrox 200 Readyuse Suspension a strong antibiotic?

Zithrox 200 Readyuse Suspension is an effective antibiotic which is used for the treatment of many bacterial infections. Compared to other antibiotics, Zithrox 200 Readyuse Suspension has a longer half life which means that it stays in the body for a long time because of which it is given once a day and for short span of time. Other antibiotics comparatively have a shorter half life and are usually given twice, thrice or four times a day.

Q. Can you get a yeast infection from taking Zithrox 200 Readyuse Suspension?

Some people may get a fungal or yeast infection known as thrush after taking Zithrox 200 Readyuse Suspension. Antibiotics such as Zithrox 200 Readyuse Suspension can kill the normal or ‘good bacteria’ of your intestine which are responsible to prevent thrush. You should inform your doctor if you get a sore or vaginal itching or discharge. Also inform your doctor if you get white mouth or tongue after taking Zithrox 200 Readyuse Suspension or soon after stopping it.

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Country of Origin: India

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