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Azimax 250 MG Tablet

Manufacturer: Cipla Ltd
Medicine composition: Azithromycin
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: June 17, 2019

Azithromycin is an antibiotic used to treat different types of infections caused by a variety of bacteria. It has the advantage of once-daily dosing. 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. It belongs to a group of Macrolide Antibiotics useful for treating numerous infections caused by bacteria like middle ear infections, traveler’s diarrhoea. Along with other medications it is sometimes used for curing malaria. It is also used to treat a number of intestinal infections and sexually transmitted infections.

This medicine should not be taken without consulting a doctor. The dosage or how often the medicine is taken depends upon a person’a age, weight, the condition that is being treated, other medical conditions and also how a person reacts to the first dose of the medicine. Effect and uses may vary from person to person. Administration of this medicine takes place either orally or intravenously with doses once per day. Treatment from Azithromycin is short term and it becomes very risky if not taken as prescribed.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Internal Medicine Specialist before using this medicine.

  • Skin And Soft Tissue Infections

  • Ear Infection (Otitis Media)

  • Pharyngitis/Tonsillitis

  • Community Acquired Pneumonia

  • Hypersensitivity

    If a person has a known allergy to this medicine, then it should be completely avoided.
  • Liver Damage

    It should be avoided if a person is suffering from any type of liver disease.
  • 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. Consult your doctor to weigh the risks and benefits of taking it.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

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Azimax 250 MG 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.

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

    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 Alcohol

    Alcohol

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

    Food

    Information not available.
  • 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.

Ques: What is Azimax 250 MG Tablet?

Ans: Azithromycin is a salt which performs its action 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. Azithromycin is used to treat conditions such as Community acquired pneumonia, Ear Infection (Otitis Media), Pharyngitis/Tonsillitis, Skin and soft tissue infections, etc.

Ques: What are the uses of Azimax 250 MG Tablet?

Ans: Azithromycin is a salt, which is used for the treatment and prevention from conditions such as Community acquired pneumonia, Ear Infection (Otitis Media), Pharyngitis/Tonsillitis, and Skin and soft tissue infections. Apart from these, it can also be used to treat conditions like Cat Scratch Disease, Acne vulgaris, and Bacterial conjunctivitis. The patient should inform the doctor about any ongoing medications and treatment before using Azithromycin to avoid undesirable effects.

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

Ans: Azithromycin is a salt which has some commonly reported side effects. These side effects may or may not occur always and some of them are rare but severe. This is not a complete list and if you experience any of the below-mentioned side effects, contact your doctor immediately. Here are some side effects of Azithromycin which are as follows: Diarrhea, Dry or scaly skin, Abdominal pain, Difficult or painful urination, Vomiting, Fever, Acid or sour stomach , Aggression or anger, Excessive air or gas in stomach, and Heartburn. It is a list of possible side-effects which may occur due to the constituting ingredients of Azithromycin.

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

Ans: Azithromycin should be kept in a cool dry place and in its original pack. Make sure this medication remains unreachable to children and pets. The patient should consult a doctor for its further uses and side effects and should inform the doctor about any ongoing medications and treatment before using to avoid undesirable effects. It is a prescribed medication.
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