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.
Ibithral is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is Ibithral an antibiotic?
Yes, Ibithral 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 Ibithral. It should be taken only when prescribed by a doctor.
Q. Can the use of Ibithral cause diarrhea?
Yes, the use of Ibithral 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 Ibithral takes to work?
Usually, Ibithral 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 Ibithral?
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 Ibithral when my symptoms are relieved?
No, do not stop taking Ibithral 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 Ibithral cause infertility?
There is no firm evidence to suggest that the use of Ibithral will cause infertility in males or females.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 23rd Mar 2019. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.