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Azee 250 MG Tablet

Manufacturer :  Cipla Ltd
Medicine Composition :  Azithromycin
Prescription vs OTC : Prescription by Doctor not required

About Azee 250 MG Tablet

Azee 250 MG Tablet is an antibiotic used to treat different types of infections caused by a variety of bacteria. It belongs to a group of Macrolide Antibiotics useful for treating numerous infections caused by bacteria like middle ear infections, traveler’s diarrhea.

It is prescribed for the treatment of mild to moderate upper and lower respiratory tract infections, infections of the skin and skin structure. The medication also helps against number of intestinal infections and sexually transmitted infections including gonorrhea and chlamydia. You should not consume the tablet without consulting a doctor if you have:

Few common side effects of this tablet include nausea, vomiting, stomach upset and diarrhoea. An allergic reaction can also occur in rare cases. The dosage will depend on your age, the severity of condition, medical history and how you react to the first dose.

It is also used for preventing or delaying the onset of infection with Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC). Also, prescribed for prophylaxis of bacterial endocarditis in patients who are allergic to penicillin and undergoing surgical or dental procedures.

Along with other medications, it is sometimes used for curing malaria. This drug is also used to treat several intestinal infections and sexually transmitted infections. This medicine is not recommended for use in case of common cold, flu or viral infection since it is active against infections caused by bacteria only.

    What are the uses of Azee 250 MG Tablet

    • Bronchitis

    • Sinusitis

    • Pharyngitis/Tonsillitis

    • Upper Respiratory Tract Infection

    • Lower Respiratory Tract Infection

    • Skin And Structure Infection

    • Bacterial Infections

    What are the contraindications of Azee 250 MG Tablet ?

    • Hypersensitivity

    • Liver Damage

    What are the side effects of Azee 250 MG Tablet ?

    Key highlights of Azee 250 MG Tablet

    • How long is the duration of effect?

      The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 2 to 4 days.

    • What is the onset of action?

      The effect of this medicine can be observed within 2 to 3 hours of dose administration.

    • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

      This medicine is not recommended for use by pregnant women unless extremely necessary.

    • Is it habit forming?

      No habit forming tendency has been reported.

    • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

      This medicine is not recommended for the breast feeding mothers unless extremely necessary. Close monitoring of the infant will be required, if taking it at all.

    • Is It safe with alcohol?

      Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Consult a doctor before taking the medicine when consuming alcohol.

    • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

      The side effects of this medicine can be adverse and when facing the same, driving should be completely avoided.

    • Does this affect liver function?

      It should be avoided if the person is suffering from any type of liver disease.

    • Does this affect liver function?

      Caution must be taken while taking this medication in patients with kidney disease. Adjustment of dose is required, thus consult your doctor before taking Azithromycin.

    What are the substitutes for Azee 250 MG Tablet ?

    Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Azee 250 MG Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.

    What are the dosage instructions?

    • Are there any missed dose instructions?

      Take the missed dose as soon as possible and avoid taking it if its almost time for the other dose.

    • Are there any overdose instructions?

      A doctor should be consulted immediately if such a situation is suspected.

    How does this medication work?

    This tablet is a bacteriostatic drug. It inhibits protein synthesis by binding itself to 50S ribosomal subunits of the sensitive micro-organism. It infringes with transpeptidation and translocation and thus inhibits protein synthesis and cell growth.

      What are the interactions of Azee 250 MG Tablet ?

      Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

      • Interaction with Alcohol

        Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
      • Interaction with Lab Test

        Monitoring should be done of liver function tests and CBC differential when the patient is on this medicine.
      • Interaction with Medicine


        Suitable dose adjustments maybe required when taking along with certain medicines. A doctor should be informed when taking this with the following medicines: Atorvastatin, Amiodarone, Pimozide and Aluminium hydroxide/ Magnesium Hydroxide.

      • Interaction with Disease

        Qt Prolongation

        Inform your doctor if you have arrhythmia, any heart disease or drugs that prolong QT interval such as psychiatric drugs, anti-arrhythmic drugs.

        Liver Disease

        Inform your doctor if you have any liver disease and drugs that cause liver damage (Eg: TB drugs, HIV drugs).

        Myasthenia Gravis

        This medicine has certain interactions with diseases. A few of the diseases it interacts with are QT Prolongation, Liver disease and Myasthenia Gravis.

      • Interaction with Food

        Rate and extent of GI absorption decreased; take this medicine on an empty stomach.

      FAQs about Azee 250 MG Tablet

      • Ques : What is Azee 250 MG Tablet?

        Ans : The tablet is a medication which has Azithromycin as an active ingredient present in it. This medicine performs its action by obstructing the growth of bacterial infections.

      • Ques : What are the uses of Azee 250 MG Tablet?

        Ans : This medication is used for the treatment and prevention from conditions and symptoms of diseases like Gonococcal urethritis, cervicitis, skin infections, and Chlamydia trachomatis.

      • Ques : What are the Side Effects of Azee 250 MG Tablet?

        Ans : The side effects include Diarrhea, Abdominal pain, Difficult or painful urination, Vomiting, Fever, Acid or sour stomach, Aggression or anger, Excessive air or gas in the stomach, Heartburn, Dry or scaly skin, Dizziness, Drowsiness.

      • Ques : What are the instructions for storage and disposal Azee 250 MG Tablet?

        Ans : This tablet should be stored at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Keep it away from the reach of children and pets.

      • Ques : Should I use Azee 250 MG Tablet empty stomach, before food or after food?

        Ans : The onset of action of this medication will not alter in any way whether on taking it pre-meal or post-meal. It is advised to take this medication at a fixed time in a day.

      • Ques : How long do I need to use Azee 250 MG Tablet before I see improvement of my conditions?

        Ans : This medication should be consumed, until the complete eradication of the disease.

      • Ques : Is there any food or drink I need to avoid?

        Ans : The diet should be normal, there is nothing as such to avoid.

      • Ques : Will Azee 250 MG Tablet be more effective if taken in more than the recommended dose?

        Ans : Please follow the doses of the medication, as prescribed by your doctor.

      • Ques : Can the use of Azee 250 MG Tablet cause diarrhea?

        Ans : Yes, the use of Azee 250 MG Tablet can cause diarrhea. It is an antibiotic that kills harmful bacteria. However, it also affects the helpful bacteria in your stomach or intestine and causes diarrhea. If you are experiencing severe diarrhea, consult your doctor immediately.

      • Ques : Is Azee 250 MG Tablet safe?

        Ans : This drug is safe if used at prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.

      • Ques : Is Azee 250 MG Tablet an antibiotic?

        Ans : Yes, this medication is an antibiotic that belongs to a class of antibiotics known as macrolides.

      • Ques : What if I don't get better even after taking Azee 250 MG Tablet?

        Ans : You should inform your doctor if you do not notice any improvement in your symptoms after 3 days of taking Azee 250 MG Tablet and if your symptoms get worse.

      Disclaimer : The information produced here is best of our knowledge and experience and we have tried our best to make it as accurate and up-to-date as possible, but we would like to request that it should not be treated as a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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