Azithral 500 is from class of antibiotics called Macrolides basically used to treat bacterial infections causing tonsillitis, middle ear infections, throat infections, pneumonia, bronchitis. Get to know how Azithral 500 works, its side effects, precautions, and contraindications where Azithral 500 is not suggested.
This medicine is composed of Azithromycin – 500 mg as active ingredient and is manufactured by Alembic Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Azithral 500 Uses and benefits
Also used to treat GI tract infections (Intestine & stomach), skin structures infections (Acne or pimples) and sexually transmitted diseases. Azithral 500 is also effective against certain urinary tract infections, such as cervicitis and non-gonococcal urethritis. Azithral 500 is used to treat bacterial infections in adults and also to control, prevention & improvement of the following diseases, conditions, and symptoms:
Azithral 500 is used in the treatment of community-acquired pneumonia which is a most common type of lung infection caused by Haemophilus influenzae and Streptococcus pneumoniae.
Azithral 500 used in the treatment of Nongonococcal urethritis which is an inflammation of urethra caused by E.coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Klebsiella.
Azithral 500 also used to treat bronchitis which is an inflammation of lungs caused by Haemophilus influenzae, Streptococcus pneumoniae, and some Mycoplasma pneumoniae.
Otitis Media (Ear Infection)
Azithral 500 is used to treat infections in the middle ear caused by Streptococci and Staphylococci strains of bacteria.
Respiratory Tract Infection
Azithral 500 is used in the treatment of infections in the respiratory tract (nose, nasal cavity, throat, and larynx). This medication also used to treat infections such as Pneumonia, acute bronchitis or others caused by Streptococci and Staphylococci strains of bacteria.
Skin and soft tissue Infection
Azithral 500 is used in the treatment of infections of skin and skin structure caused by Streptococci and Staphylococci strains of bacteria.
Azithral 500 is used in the treatment of infections in the nose and nasal chamber caused by Streptococci and Staphylococci strains of bacteria.
Azithral 500 is used in the treatment of infections in the throat and airways leading to lungs namely Tonsillitis and Pharyngitis caused by Streptococci and Staphylococci strains of bacteria.
Urinary Tract Infection
Azithral 500 is used in the treatment of infections of urinary tube, bladder (Cystitis) and kidneys (Pyelonephritis).
Gonorrhoea and associated infections
Azithral 500 is used in the treatment of Gonorrhea and associated infections in the urinary tube and the region around the reproductive organs in both male and female.
Azithral 500 is used in the treatment of stomach ulcers caused by Helicobacter pylori. It is normally used in combination with other medicines.
Side Effects of Azithral 500
The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur from all constituting ingredients of Azithral 500. These side-effects are possible but do not always occur. Some of the side-effects may be rare but serious. Consult your doctor if you notice any of the following side-effects, especially if they do not go away. The Common side effects of Azithral 500 include:
- Joint Pain
- Skin rash, itching
- Raised itchy rash (hives)
- Skin yellowing
- Tooth Discoloration
- Nausea or vomiting
- Altered sense of taste
Azithral 500 Contraindications
Do not take Azithral 500 if you have following conditions:
- Are allergic to Azithral 500 or any ingredients of the medication
- Are allergic to erythromycin or other macrolide antibiotics (e.g., clarithromycin)
- Have had liver problems caused by taking Azithral 500 in the past
Azithral tablet dosage
The dosage and length of time for Azithral tablet vary according to the type of infection. Consult your doctor for proper advice on dosage details. Use this medicine as per the directions given by your doctor.
Precautions while taking Azithral 500
Don’t take Azithral 500 if you had or are having problems like:
- Lung disorders
- Respiratory depression and general depression
- Heart-related problems
Avoid doing works or any type of physical activity which need your focused attention while on this medicine as it might have a drowsy effect on you.
While taking Azithral 500 Please be sure that you are not allergic to any component before taking it.
Is it safe to take Azithral 500 if I am pregnant?
No, Azithral 500 is not safe if you are pregnant. Please consult with your physician to better understand about this drug.
Is it safe to take Azithral 500 if I am breastfeeding?
No, Azithral 500 is not safe if you are breastfeeding. Please consult with your physician to better understand about this medicine.
Can Azithral 500 be given to Children and Infants?
Yes, only after consulting with the physician the correct variant of this medicine can be given to children and infants.
Is Azithral 500 tablet available as an OTC (over the counter) product?
No, Azithral 500 is not an OTC (over the counter) medicine. Consult a qualified physician before administering this drug to avoid any bad effects on the patient’s health.
Azithral 500 – Drug Interactions
It is always important to share with your physician all of the drugs you are taking. This includes not only all of your prescription medicine but also products that may not seem like medication, such as over-the-counter drugs, herbal products, vitamins and other dietary supplements (protein powders, nutritional shakes etc.).
You should not take Azithral 500 if you are taking:
- BCG live (Theracrys)
- Pimozide (Orap)
- Dronedarone (Multaq)
Talk to your doctor about the possibility of prescribing a different antibiotic than Azithral 500 if you are taking any of the following drugs:
- Blood thinners like heparin, enoxaparin, warfarin (Coumadin or Jantoven)
- Drugs used to prevent blood clots, for instance during or after surgery or in life-threatening situations: antithrombin III (Thrombin), dalteparin (Fragmin) etc.
- Live typhoid vaccine (Vivotif)
Azithral 500 and Alcohol
Alcohol may increase or worsen certain side effects caused by Azithral 500, such as dizziness and upset stomach.
Alternatives to Azithral 500
Below is the list of drugs, which have the same composition, strength, and form as Azithral 500, and hence can be used as its Alternatives:
- Aziwin 500mg Tablet – Bal Pharma Ltd
- Veriaz 500mg Tablet – Veritaz Healthcare Ltd
- Azibon 500mg Tablet – Bonitas Life Science Pvt Ltd
- Ibithral 500mg Tablet – Indiabulls Pharmaceutical Ltd
- Azivent 500mg Tablet – Aristo Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
- Xith 500mg Tablet – Corona Remedies Pvt Ltd
- Zithrocare 500mg Tablet – Meyer Organics Pvt Ltd
- Azeclean 500mg Tablet – Geno Pharmaceuticals Ltd
- Genothral 500mg Tablet – Geno Pharmaceuticals Ltd
- Ralistar 500mg Tablet – Novartis India Ltd
- Rulide-AZ 500mg Tablet – Sanofi India Ltd
- Macrotor 500mg Tablet – Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
- AZ3 500mg Tablet – Albert David Ltd
- Aziyug 500mg Tablet – Yug Pharmaceuticals
- Suprozith 500mg Tablet – Athens Labs Ltd
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