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.
Q. What if I give too much of Azito 200mg/5ml Oral Suspension by mistake?
Azito 200mg/5ml Oral Suspension is unlikely to cause any harm if an extra dose is given by mistake. However, if you think you have given too much of Azito 200mg/5ml Oral Suspension to your child, immediately speak to a doctor. Overdose may cause unwanted side effects and may even worsen your child’s condition.
Q. Are there any possible serious side effects of Azito 200mg/5ml Oral Suspension?
Some serious side effects of this medicine include persistent vomiting, kidney damage, allergy, diarrhea, and severe gastrointestinal infections. Always consult your child’s doctor for help in such a situation.
Q. What other medicines should not be given along with Azito 200mg/5ml Oral Suspension?
Azito 200mg/5ml Oral Suspension should not be taken with some medicines. Tell the doctor about all other medicines that your child is taking. Leave a gap of at least 2 hours between giving this medicine and medicines for indigestion (antacids). Also, avoid combining Azito 200mg/5ml Oral Suspension with cetirizine or hydroxychloroquine that are usually given as COVID-19 prophylaxis.
Q. Can I vaccinate my child while he is taking Azito 200mg/5ml Oral Suspension?
It is advised to inform your child’s doctor if your child is taking Azito 200mg/5ml Oral Suspension at the time of vaccinations like BCG, cholera, and typhoid as it can neutralize the effect of these vaccines.
Q. Which all lab tests should my child undergo while taking Azito 200mg/5ml Oral Suspension on a long term basis?
The doctor may prescribe getting kidney function tests and liver function tests periodically to keep a check on your child’s condition.
Q. My child is having a sore throat and ear infection. Can I give antibiotics?
No. More than 80% of sore throats and ear infections are caused by a virus, and antibiotics are not given for viral infections. If your child has a sore throat, runny nose, cough, pain, or discharge from the ear, it is most likely because of a virus. Consult your child’s doctor to seek guidance.
Q. Can Azito 200mg/5ml Oral Suspension impact my child’s digestion?
Children often have a sensitive stomach and develop a stomach upset while taking medicines. When antibiotics are given, the good bacteria in their gastrointestinal tract may too get affected. Azito 200mg/5ml Oral Suspension may kill off good bacteria along with the bad ones, increasing your child’s risk of developing other infections. So, in case your child is having diarrhea while on Azito 200mg/5ml Oral Suspension, do not stop the medicine course. Instead, call your child’s doctor to ask the next steps. In some cases, the doctor may alter the dose.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 18th Feb 2020. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.