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Azithromycin

Antibiotic

Uses of Azithromycin

  • Azithromycin is an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections.
  • It is used for the treatment of specific infections caused by bacteria susceptible to its effects, including respiratory infections like bronchitis, pneumonia, tonsillitis, sore throat (pharyngitis), sinusitis, ear infections, skin and soft tissue infections, and infections of the urethra or cervix caused by Chlamydia trachomatis bacteria.

Side effects of Azithromycin

  • Diarrhoea
  • Headache
  • Vomiting 
  • Stomach pain
  • Loss of appetite

How Azithromycin works

  • Azithromycin interacts with the 23S rRNA present in the bacterial 50S ribosomal subunit. It hinders protein synthesis by impeding the transpeptidation/translocation stage of protein synthesis and preventing the assembly of the 50S ribosomal subunit. It kills the bacteria by inhibiting the protein synthesis.

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Expert Advice

Dosage Forms Available

  • Azithromycin is available for use via the oral route (tablets and suspension).

Age and Dose Restrictions

  • It is meant for adults and children above 2 years of age.

Contraindications

  • Azithromycin is contraindicated in patients with known allergies to azithromycin and severe heart disease and other infection.

Other Medications To Avoid With This Medicine

  • The utilisation of antiemetic medications (domperidone), antipsychotic medications (amitriptyline, pimozide), antimigraine medications (ergotamine, dihydroergotamine), statin medications (simvastatin), medications for bladder weakness (tolterodine), and anti-gout/arthritis medications (colchicine) in conjunction with Azithromycin is not advised due to the potential for severe side effects. Before using any prescription or over-the-counter medications, consultation with a doctor is essential.

Overdose and Missed Dose

  • Overdose of this medicine can cause loss of hearing, feeling sick or sick, and diarrhoea. Inform your doctor and follow the advice accordingly.
  • If you forget to take a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember, but avoid repeating it.

Use In Driving And Operating Machinery

  • This medicine may affect your ability to drive or operate heavy machinery. Avoid driving if you feel dizzy after taking it.

Use in Pregnancy and Lactation

  • Azithromycin is not recommended during pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Special Dietary & Lifestyle Recommendation

  • Avoid alcohol when you are taking Azithromycin.
  • Azithromycin can be taken after meals.

Frequently asked questions

This medicine starts showing its effects within a few hours after consumption.

Avoid usage if you experience an allergic reaction (hypersensitivity) to Azithromycin. It is advisable to seek advice from a doctor promptly.

Do not stop taking this medicine without consulting your doctor, even if you feel healthy.

Consult your doctor before taking this medicine if you have kidney or liver issues to ensure its safety and proper dosage.

No, this medicine does not affect contraception. 

Terms & Conditions

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