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It is unsafe to consume alcohol with AZ 500.
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
AZ 500 is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there ... View More
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
AZ 500 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 har... View More
AZ 500 does not usually affect your ability to drive.
AZ 500 should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of AZ 500 may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
AZ 500 should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of AZ 500 may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
AZ 500 is an antibiotic used to treat various types of bacterial infections of the respiratory tract, ear, nose, throat, lungs, skin, and eye in adults ... View More
Uses of AZ 500
- Bacterial infections
Side effects of AZ 500
- Abdominal pain
How to use AZ 500
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. AZ 500 may be taken with o... View More
How AZ 500 works
AZ 500 is an antibiotic. It works by preventing synthesis of essential proteins required by bacteria to carry out vital functions. Thus, it stops the ba... View More
What if you forget to take AZ 500?
If you miss a dose of AZ 500, 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 re... View More
- Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Stopping it early may make the infection to come back and harder ... View More
- Take it 1 hour before or two hours after food.
- Do not take antacids 2 hours before or after taking AZ 500.
- Diarrhea may occur as a side effect but should stop when your course is complete. Inform your doctor if it doesn't stop or if you find blood in your sto... View More
- Stop taking AZ 500 and inform your doctor immediately if you develop an itchy rash, swelling of the face, throat or tongue or breathing difficulties whi... View More
Bacterial infections, bacterial endocarditis, typhoid fever, community-acquired pneumonia, uncomplicated gonorrhea, streptococcal pharyngitis/tonsilliti... View More
Oral Administration Tablet: Take tablets without regard to food; however, food may enhance tolerability Oral suspension Conventional oral suspensio... View More
Adult: PO Resp tract infections; Skin and soft tissue infections 500 mg once daily for 3 days. Chancroid; Non-gonococcal cervicitis/urethritis due t... View More
Child: PO: q24h Otitis: 10 mg/kg/day for 1 day, then 5 mg/kg for 4 days; or 10 mg/kg/day for 3 days; or 30 mg/kg once. Pharyngitis: 12 mg/kg/day for ... View More
Renal impairment: No dosage adjustment needed.
Known hypersensitivity to azithromycin, erythromycin, any macrolide or ketolide antibiotic. Coadministration w/ pimozide. History of cholestatic jaundic... View More
Mode of Action
Azithromycin is a semisynthetic azalide antibiotic. It blocks transpeptidation by binding to 50s ribosomal subunit of susceptible organisms and disrupti... View More
May increase the risk of Torsades de pointes and fatal heart arrhythmias in patients w/ prolonged QT interval, low K or Mg blood levels, slow heart rate... View More
>10% High single dose therapy Diarrhea (52.8%),Nausea (32.6%),Abdominal pain (27%),Loose stool (19.1%) 1-10% Cramping (2-10%),Vaginitis (2-10%),Dy... View More
Pregnancy Category Note
Pregnancy Available data from published literature and postmarketing experience over several decades with azithromycin use in pregnant women have not i... View More
Increases serum concentrations of digoxin, ciclosporin, terfenadine, hexobarbital and phenytoin. Decreased rate of absorption w/ antacids containing alu... View More
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