Azicip 500 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.
Azithromycin 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.
Azithromycin 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 500 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 breastfeeding.
Uses of Azicip 500 mg Tablet
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.it 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. Tablet is used to treat skin and soft tissue infection caused by Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pyogenes, etc.
- Urethritis and Cervicitis
Urethritis is the swelling of the urethra, the tube that carries urine from the bladder to the outside of the body. Cervicitis is the swelling of the cervix (lower end of the womb). Tablet is used to treat urethritis and cervicitis caused by Chlamydia trachomatis or Neisseria gonorrhoeae bacteria.
Pharyngitis and tonsillitis are infections that cause swelling and soreness in the throat and tonsils. Azithromycin Tablet is used to treat pharyngitis, tonsillitis, and pharyngotonsillitis (infection affecting both the throat and the tonsils).
Sinusitis is the swelling of the tissues of your sinuses (hollow spaces located behind your nose and cheekbones, between your eyes, and at the lower end of your forehead). The symptoms include a stuffed nose, headache, and pain/pressure behind the eyes, nose, cheeks, or forehead. Azithromycin Tablet is used in the treatment of bacterial sinusitis.
Bronchitis is the swelling of the bronchial tubes, the passages which carry air to and from the lungs. Common symptoms include cough, chest discomfort, and shortness of breath. Azicip 500 mg tablet is used in the treatment of bacterial bronchitis.
- Acute Bacterial Otitis Media
Acute otitis media is an infection of the middle ear (the area behind the eardrum). Azithromycin Tablet is used in the treatment of acute otitis media caused by bacteria.
How Azicip 500 mg work ?
Azithromycing works by inhibiting bacterial protein synthesis (essential for the bacteria to grow) that results in its destruction thus preventing its growth and spread of infection in affected individuals.
How to take Azicip 500 mg ?
Take Azicip 500 mg as advised by your physician. Swallow the medicine with a glass of water. Do not crush or chew the medicine. Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration for you depending upon your age, body weight and disease condition.
Try not to skip a dose of Azicip 500 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 500 mg Tablet. Seek emergency medical assistance in case of an overdose of Azicip 500 mg Tablet.
side effects of Azicip 500 mg Tablet?
Here are some possible side effects of this medication
- Abdominal Pain
- Allergic Reaction
Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight
Side Effects of Azicip 500 mg tablet 3’s
- Feeling or being sick (nausea or vomiting)
- Stomach cramps
- Loss of appetite
1. What is Azicip 500 mg used for?
It is used to treat mild to moderate susceptible infections caused by bacteria and other micro-organisms which include chest, throat, and nasal infections (such as bronchitis, pneumonia, tonsillitis, sore throat, and sinusitis). It is also used to treat ear infections and skin & soft tissue infections (such as an abscess/boil) which is also indicated for use to treat sexually transmitted diseases such as cervicitis (caused by organisms such as Chlamydia trachomatis/ Neisseria gonorrhoea) in affected individuals.
2.How Azicip 500 mg work?
It is works by inhibiting bacterial protein synthesis (essential for the bacteria to growth) that results in its destruction thus preventing its growth and spread of infection in affected individuals.
3.What are the most common side effects of taking Azicip 500 mg ?
The most common side effects of taking are stomach cramps, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, flatulence, dizziness, headache, and/or skin rash. Consult your doctor if any of the symptoms worsen.
4.Who should avoid taking Azicip 500 mg ?
It is not recommended for use in patients allergic to azithromycin, other antibiotics such as erythromycin/clarithromycin (macrolides), and/or ketolides. It is also not recommended for use in patients suffering from liver diseases such as cholestatic jaundice or hepatic dysfunction.