Azithral 500 Tablet is an antibiotic used to treat various types of bacterial infections of the respiratory tract, ear, nose, throat, lungs, skin, and eye in adults and children. It is also effective in typhoid fever and some sexually transmitted diseases like gonorrhea.
Azithral 500 Tablet is taken orally, preferably one hour before or 2 hours after a meal. It should be used regularly at evenly spaced time intervals as prescribed by your doctor. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Stopping the medicine too early may lead to the return or worsening of the infection.
Inform your doctor if you have any previous history of allergy or heart problems before taking this medicine. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before using this medicine.
BENEFITS OF AZITHRAL TABLET
In Treatment of Bacterial infections
Azithral 500 Tablet is an antibiotic medicine that can be used to treat many different infections caused by bacteria. These include infections of the blood, brain, lungs, bones, joints, urinary tract, stomach, and intestines. It can also be used to treat sexually transmitted diseases. It stops the growth of the bacteria causing the infection and clears the infection. Take it for as long as prescribed by the doctor and avoid skipping doses. This will make sure that all bacteria are killed and they do not become resistant.
HOW TO USE AZITHRAL TABLET
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Azithral 500 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
HOW AZITHRAL TABLET WORKS
Azithral 500 Tablet is an antibiotic. It works 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.
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Azithral 500 Tablet.
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Azithral 500 Tablet is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Azithral 500 Tablet is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
There may be a possibility of diarrhea or rash in the baby.
Azithral 500 Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Azithral 500 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Azithral 500 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Azithral 500 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Azithral 500 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Interaction with drugs
Using the below medicines along with Azithral Tablet may reduce the efficacy or cause side effects.
WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE AZITHRAL TABLET?
If you miss a dose of Azithral 500 Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them
Common side effects of Azithral
- Abdominal pain
Q. Is Azithral 500 Tablet safe?
Azithral 500 Tablet is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. What if I don’t get better?
You should inform your doctor if you do not notice any improvement in your symptoms after 3 days of taking Azithral 500 Tablet. Also, if your symptoms get worse, inform your doctor immediately.
Q. Can the use of Azithral 500 Tablet cause diarrhea?
Yes, the use of Azithral 500 Tablet can cause diarrhea. It is an antibiotic which kills the harmful bacteria. However, it also affects the helpful bacteria in your stomach or intestine and causes diarrhea. If you are experiencing severe diarrhea, talk to your doctor about it.
Q. Can Azithral 500 Tablet be taken at night?
Azithral 500 Tablet is usually prescribed once daily. You can take it at any time of the day, but remember to take it at the same time each day. The medicine should be taken 1 hour before meals or 2 hours after eating food. You can take the tablet preparation with or without food. However, you must take Azithral 500 Tablet exactly as advised by your doctor and ask your doctor if you have any doubts.
Q. How long does it take Azithral 500 Tablet to work?
Azithral 500 Tablet starts working within a few hours of taking it. You may notice an improvement in symptoms after a few days. Do not stop taking the medicine without completing the course mentioned by your doctor. Stopping the medicine without consulting your doctor may cause the infection to come back which may be more difficult to treat.
Q. Why is Azithral 500 Tablet given for 3 days?
The duration of treatment depends on the type of infection being treated and the age of the patient. Azithral 500 Tablet is not necessarily given for 3 days. In most bacterial infections, a single dose of 500 mg is given for 3 days. Alternatively, it can be given as 500 mg once on day 1 and then 250 mg once from day 2 to day 5. In some cases of infection such as genital ulcer disease, it is given as a single 1 gram dose. Therefore, you must stick to the regime advised by your doctor.
Q. What should I avoid while taking Azithral 500 Tablet?
Generally, it is recommended that patients taking Azithral 500 Tablet should avoid taking any antacid with this medicine as this can affect the overall effectiveness of Azithral 500 Tablet. It is also recommended to avoid exposure to sunlight or tanning beds as Azithral 500 Tablet increases the risk of sunburn.
Q. Is Azithral 500 Tablet a strong antibiotic?
Azithral 500 Tablet is an effective antibiotic that is used for the treatment of many bacterial infections. Compared to other antibiotics, Azithral 500 Tablet has a longer half-life which means that it stays in the body for a long time because of which it is given once a day and for a short span of time. Other antibiotics comparatively have a shorter half-life and are usually given twice, thrice, or four times a day.
Q. Can you get a yeast infection from taking Azithral 500 Tablet?
Some people may get a fungal or yeast infection known as thrush after taking Azithral 500 Tablet. Antibiotics such as Azithral 500 Tablet can kill the normal or ‘good bacteria’ of your intestine responsible for preventing thrush. You should inform your doctor if you get a sore or vaginal itching or discharge. Also, inform your doctor if you get a white patch in the mouth or tongue after taking Azithral 500 Tablet or soon after stopping it.
Always read the patient information leaflet before commencing treatment.
Important: We advise you to always read the patient information leaflet inside the medication box, as the generic medication may not always entirely match the patient information leaflet listed. Please contact us if you have any questions.