Azithromycin 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.
Azax is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is Azax an antibiotic?
Yes, Azax 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 Azax. It should be taken only when prescribed by a doctor.
Q. Can the use of Azax cause diarrhea?
Yes, the use of Azax 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. How long does Azax takes to work?
Usually, Azax starts working soon after taking it. However, it may take some days to kill all the harmful bacteria and make you feel better.
Q. What if I don't get better after using Azax?
Inform your doctor if you don't feel better after finishing the full course of treatment. Also, inform him if your symptoms are getting worse while using this medicine.
Q. Can I stop taking Azax when my symptoms are relieved?
No, do not stop taking Azax and complete the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured.
Q. Can the use of Azax cause infertility?
There is no firm evidence to suggest that the use of Azax will cause infertility in males or females.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 11th Dec 2018. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.