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Azicip 250 MG Tablet

Azicip 250 MG Tablet

Manufacturer: Cipla Ltd
Medicine composition: Azithromycin
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Azicip 250 MG Tablet belongs to a group of Macrolide Antibiotics useful for treating numerous infections caused by bacteria like middle ear infections, traveler's diarrhea. Along with other medications, it is sometimes used for malaria. It is also used to treat a number of intestinal infections and sexually transmitted infections including gonorrhea and chlamydia. Administration of the medicine takes place either by mouth or intravenously with doses once per day.

You should not use Azicip 250 MG Tablet without consulting a doctor if you :

  • have suffered from allergy, jaundice or other liver problems caused by taking azithromycin or other similar drugs such as clarithromycin and erythromycin sometime in the past; or
  • have myasthenia gravis, a heart rhythm disorder or a history of long QT syndrome(Long QT syndrome refers to a heart rhythm disorder that can potentially cause rapid heartbeats, irregular heart rhythms and even dealth).
  • Few common side effects of this medicine include nausea, vomiting, stomach upset and diarrhoea. An allergic reaction can be caused by Clostridium difficile. It’s usage is mostly considered to be safe even during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Azicip 250 MG Tablet is an azalide so it works by putting an end to bacterial growth by cutting down protein synthesis entirely.

    Your dosage and how often you take the medicine will depend on your age, the condition being treated and its severity, other medical conditions and how you react to the first doze. Azicip 250 MG Tablet is a prescription drug and its available as an oral tablet, oral suspension, eye drop, intravenous form that a healthcare provider cam give. Treatment from Azicip 250 MG Tablet is short term and it becomes very risky if not taken as prescribed.

Community acquired pneumonia
Azicip 250 MG Tablet is used to treat community-acquired Pneumonia which is the most common type of Pneumonia. The most common symptoms include cough, fever with chills and difficulty in breathing.
Ear Infection (Otitis Media)
Azicip 250 MG Tablet is used to treat Otitis Media which is an ear infection. The most common symptoms include headache, ear pain, ringing ear and loss of balance.
Azicip 250 MG Tablet is used to treat sore throat or Pharyngitis (an inflammation of the throat caused by bacteria or smoking). The most common symptoms include cough, running nose, difficulty in swallowing and fever with chills.
Skin and soft tissue infections
Azicip 250 MG Tablet is used to treat skin and soft tissue infections caused by bacteria. Fever with chills, redness around hair follicles, yellowish rash and muscle pain are the most common symptoms.
Avoid, if you have a known allergy to Azicip 250 MG Tablet.
Liver damage
Avoid, if you are suffering from any liver disease.
In addition to its intended effect, Azicip 250 MG Tablet may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Diarrhea Major Common
Contact your doctor if you have this symptom
Dry or scaly skin Major Less Common
Contact your doctor if you have this symptom
Abdominal pain Major Less Common
Contact your doctor if you have this symptom
Difficult or painful urination Major Rare
Contact your doctor if you have this symptom
Vomiting Major Rare
Contact your doctor if you have this symptom
Fever Major Rare
Contact your doctor if you have this symptom
Acid or sour stomach Minor Rare
Contact your doctor if you have this symptom
Aggression or anger Minor Rare
Contact your doctor if you have this symptom
Excessive air or gas in stomach Minor Rare
Contact your doctor if you have this symptom
Heartburn Minor Rare
Contact your doctor if you have this symptom
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?
Use of this medicine is not recommended in pregnant women.
Is it habit forming?
No habit forming tendency has been reported.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
As low levels of this medicine is excreted through human breast milk monitoring of possible side effects like Diarrhoea, Candidiasis is necessary.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Azicip 250 MG Tablet, and hence can be used as its substitute.
Agron Remedies Pvt. Ltd
Wockhardt Ltd
Orchid Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Agron Remedies Pvt. Ltd
Missed Dose instructions
The missed dose should be taken as soon possible. It is advisable to skip the missed dose if it's already time for your next scheduled dose.
Overdose instructions
Seek emergency medical attention or contact your doctor in case of over dose.
United States
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 Disease
QT Prolongation Major
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 Moderate
Inform your doctor if you have any liver disease and drugs that cause liver damage (Eg: TB drugs, HIV drugs).
Myasthenia Gravis Moderate
Inform your doctor if you are suffering from thyroid disease or Myasthenia Gravis (Double vision, drooping of eyelids, difficulty in swallowing, unsteady walk). You are also at risk if you are taking any medicines that cause Myasthenia Gravis (Eg: D-Penicillamine, Fluoroquinolones etc).
Interaction with Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Lab Test
Information not available.
Interaction with Food
Information not available.
Interaction with Medicine
Atorvastatin Moderate
Contact your doctor if you have dark colored urine, muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness.
Amiodarone Major
Contact your doctor if you have lightheadedness, fainting, shortness of breath. Usage of other medicines should be reported to the doctor.
Pimozide Major
Contact your doctor if you notice irregular heartbeat, nausea, tightness in the chest or blurred vision. Also, inform your doctor about all your medications.
Aluminium Hydroxide/Magnesium Hydroxide Moderate
Take Azicip 250 MG Tablet at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after Azicip 250 MG Tablet. Usage of other medicines should be reported to the doctor.

Popular Questions & Answers

Hello respected doctors .My sis is having cold cough and fever since 7 days .Since 6 Days she's taking azicip 500 mg one tablet for 3 days ,reaction plus 2 tablets in a day for 4 days as per doctors prescription .But still cough cold and fever haven't reduced .could you please help?

General Physician, Mumbai
Hello respected doctors .My sis is having cold cough and fever since 7 days .Since 6 Days she's taking azicip 500 mg ...
Dear lybrateuser, -Do steam inhalation three times a day -take tablet Sinarest, 1 tablet three times a day after food with water or milk -avoid cold fluids, have more of warm fluids like water, tea, coffee, milk (mix 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric in 1 cup of milk, have twice a day) & warm soup -avoid sour, fried & spicy food -do warm salt water gargles three times a day if itching or pain in throat -if still not much relief then do blood cbc, x-ray chest & consult a doctor you may require a change in medication or new medication. -

Hi Sir. I would like to know whether it is safe to use azithral 500 (azithromycin tablets I p 500 mg)

Ayurveda, Jalna
Azythromycin is antibiotic type of medicine & when antibiotic medicines taken properly under advice of physician please don't take improper way please tell why you're taken this medicine? any modern medicine contained from chemical combination & this is very harmful to our body please consult me in private question.

When I have throat infection then I take azithromycin tablet is it proper treatment or not?

Homeopath, Chandigarh
When I have throat infection then I take azithromycin tablet is it proper treatment or not?
Yes you can take this medicine for three days. But you can save your throat from infection. When you feel that your throat is being infected start gargles after every meal with fresh water and through the cough or toxin of your throat outside. Avoid oily spicy food for three days. Take boiled milk adding turmeric powder with sugar and 10 drops of pure ghee in one cup milk and drink it for three days. You will be cured.

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One of the most common physically transmitted diseases is chlamydia. Chlamydia is a type of infection caused by the bacteria "Chlamydia trachomatis". The symptoms of Chlamydia are similar to the symptoms of Gonorrhoea (a bacterial sexually transmitted infection). Chlamydia infection causes permanent fallopian tube damage in women, leads to future ectopic pregnancy (the fertilised egg attaches itself outside the uterus) and infertility.

Symptoms of Chlamydia:
Men and women afflicted with chlamydia exhibit different symptoms.

The symptoms of chlamydia in women include:

  1. Abnormal, sometimes foul-smelling, vaginal discharge
  2. Bleeding between menstrual cycles
  3. Painful periods
  4. Abdominal pain, accompanied with fever
  5. Pain during intercourse
  6. Burning or itching around or in the vagina
  7. Painful urination

Men usually display the following symptoms if they have chlamydia:

  1. Minimal amounts of cloudy or clear discharge from the head of the penis
  2. Painful urination
  3. Itching and burning around the slit of the penis
  4. Swollen and painful testicles

Treatment options available:

  1. Chlamydia is diagnosed by taking a swab from the cervix (in women) or the urethra (in men). These swabs will be sent to the laboratory for analysis. Urine samples can also be taken to check for the appearance of bacteria.
  2. Since chlamydia is a bacterial infection, it can be easily treated with antibiotics. Oral antibiotics such as azithromycin or doxycycline are commonly prescribed by doctors. Azithromycin is usually prescribed in a large, single dose. The dose may also be stretched out for five days. Doxycycline is taken two times daily for a week.
  3. With the right antibiotic therapy, the infection will clear up in 1 to 2 weeks approximately. It is very important that you finish the medication course if you wish you heal completely without having to suffer from further bouts of this disorder.
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Your partner needs testing and treatment as well to avoid further spread and reinfection. It is vital not to engage in any sexual activity while the treatment is ongoing. A further retest should be done three months later to make sure the infection is rectified. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.

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How does gonorrhoea affect the sexual life?
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The treatment plan for gonorrhoea in adults

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  3. In addition to the treatment of the infected patient, the partner should also be thoroughly checked for symptoms of gonorrhoea treatment even if there exist no symptoms of the disease as such. There is a high likelihood of one partner getting infected in case the other one is infected.
  4. If a baby gets infected with gonorrhoea in the womb, he/she should get immediate eye medication to ensure that there no loss of vision when he/she is born. Babies should also get a dosage of antibiotics.
  5. Some basic hygiene such as not having sex during the course of the treatment, use of protection during sex, avoiding oral sex, avoiding sex with multiple partners etc. should be followed.

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Reasons Behind Chlamydia in Women:

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  2. In some cases, infants are likely to inherit the disease from their mothers during birth, if she is already affected with it. Hence pre-natal checkups are essential for detection.

  3. Although very rare, this infection can affect the eyes as well via oral or genital contact.

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  1. The infection can be resolved within a couple of weeks with the use of antibiotics. Once it is diagnosed, the treatment course should start immediately. The widely used antibiotics for curing chlamydia are azithromycin and doxycycline. If you are breastfeeding or pregnant or suffering from any allergy, your doctor might prescribe erythromycin or amoxicillin. For severe complications, a longer course is administered. The treatment may induce mild side-effects in the form of vaginal thrush, sickness, diarrhea and tummy pain.

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Symptoms in men:

1. There is a little discharge from the penis which tends to be clear or cloudy
2. Urination becomes painful
3. The opening of the penis begins to burn and itch
4. Your testicles begin to swell and pain

Symptoms in women:

1. Similar to men, women have a discharge from the vagina, which has a bad odor
2. Between periods, bleeding may occur
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4. Fever and abnormal pain
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6. Similar to men, urinating becomes painful
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Treatment for Chlamydia:

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  1. Antibiotic prescription: The first step is prescribing antibiotics to the person suffering from the infection. These antibiotics tend to be oral, in nature. Usually, azithromycin or doxycycline is prescribed.
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  3. Treatment for severe infections: This infection mostly occurs in women. The treatment given to women with severe infections includes intravenous antibiotics, pain medicine and hospitalization.
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