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Azithromycin 200 MG Syrup

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

About Azithromycin 200 MG Syrup

Azithromycin 200 MG Syrup 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.

Symptoms of overdose include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, prostration. Treatment is supportive and symptomatic. Take as directed. Take all of prescribed medication. Do not discontinue until prescription is completed.

Take suspension 1 hour before or 2 hours after meals. Do not take with aluminum- or magnesium-containing antacids. Azithromycin 200 MG Syrup may cause transient abdominal distress, diarrhea, headache.

Report signs of additional infections (eg, sores in mouth or vagina, vaginal discharge, unresolved fever, severe vomiting, or diarrhea). Safety and efficacy of Azithromycin 200 MG Syrup have not been established in children <6 months of age with acute otitis media and in children <2 years of age with pharyngitis/tonsillitis.

    What are the uses of Azithromycin 200 MG Syrup

    • Skin And Soft Tissue Infections

    • Bacterial Infections

    • Bronchitis

    • Sinusitis

    • Pharyngitis/Tonsillitis

    • Upper Respiratory Tract Infection

    • Lower Respiratory Tract Infection

    What are the contraindications of Azithromycin 200 MG Syrup ?

    • Hypersensitivity

    • Liver Damage

    What are the side effects of Azithromycin 200 MG Syrup ?

    Key highlights of Azithromycin 200 MG Syrup

    • How long is the duration of effect?

      The effect of Azithromycin 200 MG Syrup lasts for an average duration of 2 to 4 days.

    • What is the onset of action?

      The effect of Azithromycin 200 MG Syrup can be observed within 2 to 3 hours of dose administration.

    • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

      Azithromycin 200 MG Syrup 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?

      Azithromycin 200 MG Syrup 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 Azithromycin 200 MG Syrup when consuming alcohol.

    • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

      The side effects of Azithromycin 200 MG Syrup 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 kidney 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 200 MG Syrup.

    What are the substitutes for Azithromycin 200 MG Syrup ?

    Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Azithromycin 200 MG Syrup , 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?

    Azithromycin 200 MG Syrup 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 Azithromycin 200 MG Syrup ?

      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

        • May inhibit CYP3A3/4 enzyme (mild).
        • Increased effect/toxicity: Azithromycin 200 MG Syrup may increase levels of tacrolimus, phenytoin, ergot alkaloids, alfentanil, astemizole, terfenadine, bromocriptine, carbamazepine, cyclosporine, digoxin, disopyramide, and triazolam; Azithromycin 200 MG Syrup did not affect the response to warfarin or theophylline although caution is advised when administered together.
        • Avoid use with pimozide due to significant risk of cardiotoxicity.
      • Interaction with Food

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

        • Qt Prolongation: Inform your doctor if you have an 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.
        • Use with caution in patients with hepatic dysfunction; hepatic impairment with or without jaundice has occurred chiefly in older children and adults.
        • It may be accompanied by malaise, nausea, vomiting, abdominal colic, and fever; discontinue use if these occur.
        • May mask or delay symptoms of incubating gonorrhea or syphilis, so appropriate culture and susceptibility tests should be performed prior to initiating Azithromycin 200 MG Syrup.
        • Pseudomembranous colitis has been reported with use of macrolide antibiotics.

      FAQs about Azithromycin 200 MG Syrup

      • Ques : What is Azithromycin 200 MG Syrup?

        Ans : It performs its action by preventing the synthesis of essential proteins required by bacteria to carry out vital functions.

      • Ques : What are the uses of Azithromycin 200 MG Syrup?

        Ans : Azithromycin 200 MG Syrup is a salt, which is used for the treatment and prevention from conditions such as community-acquired pneumonia, pharyngitis/tonsillitis, and skin and soft tissue infections.

      • Ques : What are the Side Effects of Azithromycin 200 MG Syrup?

        Ans : Side effects include 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 the stomach, and heartburn.

      • Ques : What are the instructions for storage and disposal Azithromycin 200 MG Syrup?

        Ans : This drug should be kept in a cool dry place and its original packaging. Make sure this medication remains unreachable to children and pets. The patient should consult a doctor for its further uses.

      • Ques : Can the use of Azithromycin 200 MG Syrup cause diarrhea?

        Ans : Yes, the use of Azithromycin 200 MG Syrup 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 Azithromycin 200 MG Syrup safe?

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

      • Ques : Is Azithromycin 200 MG Syrup 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 Azithromycin 200 MG Syrup?

        Ans : You should inform your doctor if you do not notice any improvement in your symptoms after 3 days of taking Azithromycin 200 MG Syrup 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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      Written ByDrx Hina FirdousPhD (Pharmacology) Pursuing, M.Pharma (Pharmacology), B.Pharma - Certificate in Nutrition and Child CarePharmacology
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