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ZITHROCIN 500MG TAB

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ZITHROCIN 500MG TAB

Zithrocin 500Mg tablet
Uses and Benefits

Uses and Benefits

Zithrocin 500Mg tablet is a broad-spectrum macrolide antibiotic used to treat severe bacterial infections of the respiratory tract, ear, nose, throat, skin, stomach, bones, lungs and intestine. It can also be used in combination with other antibiotics to treat certain infections caused by sexually transmitted organisms like Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae. The medicine kills or stops the infection causing bacteria from growing. It is ineffective against infections caused by viruses. This tablet is prescribed for the treatment of community acquired pneumonia, acute bacterial sinusitis, skin and soft tissue infections, tonsilitis, gonococcal urethritis and cervicitis, pharyngitis, mycobacterium avium complex, prophylaxis for rheumatic fever. However, the uses of this tablet mentioned here are not comprehensive, there may be other conditions for which the medication may be used upon your doctor’s discretion.

Composition

Composition

The active ingredient of Zithrocin 500Mg tablet is Azithromycin (500Mg)

Mechanism of Action of Drugs

Mechanism of Action of Drugs

Azithromycin works by preventing synthesis of essential proteins required by bacteria to carry out vital functions, thereby stopping bacterial growth and prevents spreading of infection.

Contraindications and Cautions

Contraindications and Caution

Patients with following conditions are suggested to seek advice from their healthcare professionals before using Zithrocin tablet:

  • Hypersensitivity to any of the components used in the tablet and other macrolide antibiotics
  • History of hepatic dysfunction or cholestatic jaundice following previous antibiotic use
  • Caution:
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Low potassium or magnesium levels
  • Bradycardia
  • Cardiac arrhythmia
  • Severe cardiac insufficiency
  • Severe renal and hepatic impairment
  • Children
  • Pregnancy and lactation
Side Effects

Side and Adverse Effects

The following side effects may or may not occur during the usage of this tablet. Zithrocin 500Mg tablet is usually well tolerated when taken in the prescribed dosage guidelines. Most of the side effects are generally mild and you may experience one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Muscle weakness

Rare but more serious adverse effects may include:

  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Skin blistering
  • Weight loss
  • Chest tightness
  • Chills
  • Unusual tiredness
How to Use

How to Use

Take Zithrocin 500Mg tablet as instructed by your doctor. Swallow the tablet whole with water, immediately after opening it from the strip. Do not break or crush or chew the tablet.
Avoid missing or forgetting the dose. If you do, take it as soon as you remember; but if it’s almost time for your next dose, skip it and take it according to your normal schedule. Don’t swallow two doses at the same time which is dangerous to your health.
The tablet is best taken on an empty stomach at least 30 minutes or preferably two hours before meal. Take the tablet at the same time every day as it helps to maintain a consistent level of medicine in the body.
Do not change the dose or stop taking the medicine before completion of the course or without consulting your doctor. Continue to use this drug until completion of the maximum amount suggested even though the symptoms disappear after the medicine has begun. Stopping the medication too early can allow the growth of the bacteria to begin, which can lead to an infection relapse.

Overdosage

Avoid taking Zithrocin 500Mg tablet more than the prescribed dosage. In case of overdose, promptly seek medical advice. Depending on the dosage of the medicine, symptoms may vary in individuals, you may experience the following signs or symptoms:

  • Diarrhea
  • Reversible hearing loss
  • Severe nausea and vomiting
Warnings and Precautions

Warnings and Precautions

Use Zithrocin 500Mg tablet on the advice of medical practitioner. Complete avoidance of the medication may be required in the following conditions:

Kidney:

Caution is advised among patients with severe renal impairment. Dose adjustments of the tablet may be needed. Regular monitoring of kidney function tests is recommended while taking this tablet. If you have any renal problems, it is highly recommended that you consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

Liver:

The tablet should be used with caution in patients with moderate and severe liver disease. We highly recommend that you consult your doctor before the use. Inform your doctor if you develop signs of jaundice like yellowing of skin and eyes, itching and clay-colored stools while taking this tablet.

Pregnancy:

Zithrocin tablet is generally considered safe to use in pregnant women unless the potential benefits outweigh the risks involved. Since the effect of the medicine on fetus is not clearly established, we recommend that you to consult your doctor before consuming the tablet.

Lactation:

This medication is passed to infants through mother’s milk. Breastfed infants should be closely monitored. Since limited information is available about the safety of taking this tablet, consult your doctor if you are nursing mother and stay on the safe side.

Alcohol:

Do not take this medicine along with alcohol beverages as it may increase concentration of the medicine and this may cause severe adverse effects. If you notice any unusual or abnormal reactions after taking the tablet, report to your doctor immediately.

Driving:

The medicine does not affect your ability to drive. If you notice any abnormal reactions after taking the tablet, do not drive, operate heavy machinery or involve in any works which may demand your attention or physical strength.

Food:

There are no known food interactions with this tablet.

Drug Interactions:

All medicines interact differently for person to person. Inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines which includes over-the-counter drugs, herbal tonics, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription. Alert your doctor if you’re taking Zithrocin 500Mg tablet along with quinidine, procainamide, atorvastatin, warfarin, cimetidine, cisapride, pimozide, alprazolam, clobazam, ergotamine, phenytoin, digoxin, colchicine.

Precautions
  • Do not use this tablet post the expiry date
  • Do not use the tablet for durations shorter or longer than suggested by your doctor
  • Store at room temperature (20-30 degree Celsius)
FDA Pregnancy Category

FDA Pregnancy Category

Category B: Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.


Drug Composition information
What is Azithromycin for:

It is used to stop or treat bacterial infections.

How does Azithromycin work:

Azithromycin works to harm the bacteria and fight the infection

How should Azithromycin be used:

Take Azithromycin exactly as directed by your doctor. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor. Take Azithromycin at regular intervals as instructed. Take it at the same time each day. Do not skip any doses. Continue to take it even when you feel better. You must complete the entire course of antibiotic. If you dont, the infection will not clear completely. If you have been given capsules, take them on an empty stomach at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after food, with plenty of water. If you have been given tablets, swallow them whole with plenty of water. You may take the tablets with or without food. Take them after food if you experience any stomach discomfort. If you have been given an oral suspension, shake it well before use to ensure that the liquid is evenly mixed. Use the measuring spoon or cup provided to measure your dose. You may take the suspension with or without food. Take it after food if you experience any stomach discomfort.

Common side effects of Azithromycin :

Belly pain. - Upset stomach or throwing up. Many small meals, good mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help. - Loose stools (diarrhea). Yogurt or probiotics may help. You may get these products at health food stores or in some pharmacies.

What do I do if I miss a dose

Call your doctor to find out what to do.

What precautions should I take when taking Azithromycin :

Alert your doctor if you have a history of allergic reactions (breathlessness, rashes, swollen mouth or eyes) to similar antibiotics such as clarithromycin, erythromycin or any other macrolide antibiotics.

When do I need to seek medical help

If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away. - Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. Signs of infection. These include a fever of 100.5°F (38°C) or higher, chills, very bad sore throat, ear or sinus pain, cough, more sputum or change in color of sputum, pain with passing urine, mouth sores, wound that will not heal, or anal itching or pain. - Chest pain or pressure. Very bad belly pain. - Very upset stomach or throwing up. - Not able to eat. - Feeling very tired or weak. - Very bad back pain. - Any bruising or bleeding. - Dark urine or yellow skin or eyes. - Night sweats. - A big weight loss. - Fever that does not go away. - Any rash. - Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.

Can I take Azithromycin with other medicines:

Do not take antacids together with Azithromycin. Antacids could reduce the effectiveness of Azithromycin. If you must take antacids, take them at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after Azithromycin. - Alert your doctor if you are taking any other medicines, especially those listed here: - heart medicines such as digoxin, digitoxin and amiodarone. - warfarin (a blood-thinning medicine). - lovastatin and other similar cholesterol medicines. - migraine medicines that contain ergotamine. - other medicines such as nelfinavir, triazolam. - Always inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal medicines and medicines that you buy without a prescription.

Are there any food restrictions

Avoid Alcohol

How do I store Azithromycin :

Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children. - Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.

Pregnancy Category

Category B : Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.

Therapeutic Classification

Macrolides


Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions
Q1. What is the use of the Zithrocin 500Mg tablet?

The tablet is a broad-spectrum macrolide antibiotic used to treat severe bacterial infections of the respiratory tract, ear, nose, throat, skin, stomach, bones, lungs and intestine. It can also be used in combination with other antibiotics to treat certain infections caused by sexually transmitted organisms like Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae. The medicine kills or stops the infection causing bacteria from growing. It is ineffective against infections caused by viruses. This tablet is prescribed for the treatment of community acquired pneumonia, acute bacterial sinusitis, skin and soft tissue infections, tonsilitis, gonococcal urethritis and cervicitis, pharyngitis, mycobacterium avium complex, prophylaxis for rheumatic fever.

Q2. What are the side effects of the Zithrocin 500Mg tablet?

The tablet is well tolerated when taken in prescribed dosage guidelines. Most common side effects include headache, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea, muscle weakness. Its use may also lead to uncommon side effects such as dizziness, fatigue, loss of hearing, skin blistering, weight loss, chest tightness, chills, unusual tiredness.

Q3. Should we take Zithrocin 500Mg tablet with food or without food?

The tablet is best taken on an empty stomach at least 30 minutes or preferably two hours before meal.

Q4. What are the precautions to be followed while taking the Zithrocin 500Mg tablet?

Tell your doctor if you have an allergy to any ingredients used in the tablet. Inform your doctor about all the medicines you take to ensure that you are healthy. This medicine is contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity to any of the components used in the tablet and other macrolide antibiotics, history of hepatic dysfunction or cholestatic jaundice following previous antibiotic use. Caution is advised among patients with myasthenia gravis, low potassium or magnesium levels, bradycardia, cardiac arrhythmia, severe cardiac insufficiency, severe renal and hepatic impairment, children pregnancy and lactation.

Q5. Does Zithrocin 500Mg tablet make you sleepy?

The tablet does not cause dizziness or drowsiness. If you notice any abnormal reactions after taking the tablet, do not drive, operate heavy machinery or involve in any works which may demand your attention or physical strength.

Q6. Is Zithrocin 500Mg tablet harmful? What does an overdose of Zithrocin 500Mg tablet lead to?

The tablet is usually well tolerated when taken in the recommended dosage guidelines. Over dose of the medicine may lead to diarrhea, reversible hearing loss, severe nausea and vomiting.

Q7. Can I take Zithrocin 500Mg tablet during pregnancy?

The tablet is generally considered safe to use in pregnant women unless the potential benefits outweigh the risks involved. Since the effect of the medicine on fetus is not clearly established, we recommend that you to consult your doctor before consuming the tablet.

Q8. Can Zithrocin 500Mg tablet be taken without a doctor’s prescription?

No, do not take the medicine without doctor’s prescription.

Q9. Is it okay to drink alcohol while I am on the Zithrocin 500Mg tablet?

Do not take this medicine with alcohol beverages as it may increase concentration of the medicine and this may cause severe adverse effects. If you notice any unusual or abnormal reactions after taking the tablet, report to your doctor immediately.

Q10. How to store Zithrocin 500Mg tablet?

Store the medicine at room temperature (20-30 degree Celsius) in a cool and dry place. Keep the tablet according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Store the medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed.

Q11. If I have trouble swallowing Zithrocin 500Mg tablet, can I mix it in water and drink it?

This tablet is designed to be swallowed with water. If you take them in a way they weren’t intended to be used, you could experience an overdose if the active constituent enters the blood stream too quickly. Alternatively, if it enters your body too slowly, it may never achieve a high enough concentration to be completely functional.

Q12. Can we give Zithrocin 500Mg tablet to children?

If used according to the directions given by your doctor, it is safe to be used by children.

Q13. By when should I start seeing the results of the Zithrocin 500Mg tablet?

The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically determined. You will start to feel better in 2-4 days after taking the tablet.

Q14. How long does the effect of Zithrocin 500Mg tablet last?

The amount of time for which this medicine remains active on the body is not clinically determined.

Q15. Can we take Zithrocin 500Mg tablet daily? If yes, how many tablets can we take everyday?

Medicines should always be taken under medical supervision. Take the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor: for dosage and duration. Most recommended dose is two tablets per day.

Q16. For how many days should I take the Zithrocin 500Mg tablet?

The number of days that any medicine must be taken varies from patient to patient; and case to case. So always stick to your doctor’s suggestion about how many days to take this medicine.

Q17. When should I take Zithrocin 500Mg tablet?

Use the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor for the dosage and duration.

Note: All of the above information is for reference purpose only. It is always recommended that you consult a medical professional.

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