Azicip 250 mg Tablet is an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections of the nose, throat, tonsils, ears, lungs, skin, etc. It works by blocking the formation of proteins required for bacterial growth. Thus it prevents further bacterial growth and multiplication.
Azicip 250 mg Tablet may cause side effects such as stomach pain, diarrhoea, nausea, headache, etc. Consult your doctor if these symptoms persist or become severe. Seek immediate medical attention if you experience symptoms like skin rash, itching/swelling of the face/throat/tongue, difficulty breathing, etc.
Azicip 250 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food as prescribed by your doctor. You will start to feel better in a few days. However, continue taking this medicine for the prescribed duration. Skipping doses or not completing the course of treatment may result in an increased risk of re-infection that would be difficult to treat in the future. This medication is effective only for the treatment of infections caused by bacteria and not viruses or fungi.
Azicip 250 mg Tablet is not recommended for use if you are allergic to it. Inform your doctor if you have heart, liver, or kidney problems. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy, or are breastfeeding.
Uses of Azicip 250 mg
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. Azicip 250 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
What is it prescribed for?
- Community-Acquired Pneumonia
Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is a lung infection that is acquired outside the hospital. CAP can be bacterial or viral. Azicip 250 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of CAP caused by bacteria like Haemophilus influenzae, Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Streptococcus pneumonia, etc.
- Skin and soft tissue infections
Skin and soft tissue infection is a bacterial infection affecting the skin and its supporting structures. Azicip 250 mg Tablet is used to treat skin and soft tissue infection caused by Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pyogenes, etc.
How Azicip 250 mg work
Azicip 250 mg 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.
Try not to skip a dose of Azicip 250 mg Tablet. Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double the dose to compensate for the missed dose.
Do not take more than the prescribed dose of Azicip 250 mg Tablet. Seek emergency medical assistance in case of an overdose of Azicip 250 mg Tablet.
Take Azicip 250 mg Tablet with or without food. Do not break, chew, or crush the tablet. Never take more than the prescribed dose. Take this medicine at the same time every day for better results. Do not give your medicine to other people even if their condition appears to be the same as yours. Complete the course of treatment to prevent re-infection. In such cases, it might be more difficult to treat infections as bacteria develop the ability to fight against antibiotics. Consult your doctor if you do not feel better even after completing the course of treatment.
1.Is Azicip 250 mg Tablet safe?
Azicip 250 mg Tablet is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
2.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 Azicip 250 mg Tablet. Also, if your symptoms get worse, inform your doctor immediately.
3.Can the use of Azicip 250 mg Tablet cause diarrhea?
Yes, the use of Azicip 250 mg 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.
4.Can Azicip 250 mg Tablet be taken at night?
Azicip 250 mg 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 Azicip 250 Tablet exactly as advised by your doctor and ask your doctor if you have any doubts.
5.How long does it take Azicip 250 mg Tablet to work?
Azithromycin 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.
6.Why is Azicip 250 mg Tablet given for 3 days?
The duration of treatment depends on the type of infection being treated and the age of the patient.Azithromycin 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.
7.What should I avoid while taking Azicip 250 mg Tablet?
Generally, it is recommended that patients taking AzithromycinTablet should avoid taking any antacid with this medicine as this can affect the overall effectiveness of Azicip 250 Tablet. It is also recommended to avoid exposure to sunlight or tanning beds as Azicip 250 Tablet increases the risk of sunburn.
8.Is Azicip 250 mg Tablet a strong antibiotic?
Azithromycin Tablet is an effective antibiotic that is used for the treatment of many bacterial infections. Compared to other antibiotics, Azicip 250 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.
9.Can you get a yeast infection from taking Azicip 250 mg Tablet?
Some people may get a fungal or yeast infection known as thrush after taking Azicip 250 Tablet. Antibiotics such as Azithromycin 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 Azicip 250 Tablet or soon after stopping it.