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Azilox 250 MG Capsule

Manufactured byHelios Pharmaceuticals
ContainsAzithromycin
Description
Azilox 250 MG Capsule is an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections of the nose, throat, tonsils, ear, lungs, skin, etc. It works by blocking the formation of certain proteins required for bacterial growth. Thus, it prevents further bacterial growth and multiplication. Azilox 250 MG Capsule may cause some common side effects such as stomach pain, diarrhea, nausea, headache, stomach pain, etc. Consult your doctor if these symptoms persist or worsen. Take Azilox 250 MG Capsule one hour before food or 2 hours after food. Take the medicine as advised by your doctor. You will start to feel better in a few days. However, continue taking it for the prescribed duration. Skipping doses or not completing the full course of therapy may result in decreased effectiveness or increased risk of bacterial resistance 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. Azilox 250 MG Capsule is not recommended if you are previously allergic to it. Inform your doctor if you have heart, liver, or kidney disease before starting the treatment. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Azilox 250 MG Capsule

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Stomach pain
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Photosensitivity of skin
  • Stomach upset

Uses of Azilox 250 MG Capsule

What is it prescribed for?

  • Community-Acquired Pneumonia
  • Pharyngitis/Tonsilitis
  • Skin and soft tissue infections
  • Acute bacterial Sinusitis
  • Acute bacterial otitis media
  • Gonococcal Urethritis and Cervicitis
  • Nongonococcal Urethritis and Cervicitis
  • Bronchitis
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    It is not known when Azilox 250 MG Capsule will start its action. However, you will start to feel better in few days.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    Azilox 250 MG Capsule may remain in your body for 17 days.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit-forming tendency has been reported with Azilox 250 MG Capsule.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    Animals studies indicate that Azilox 250 MG Capsule is safe for use during pregnancy. However, human data are not available. Hence, consult your doctor if you are pregnant.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    Azilox 250 MG Capsule may pass into breastmilk. It may cause diarrhoea, vomiting, and diaper rash in your baby. If you are breastfeeding, use of this medication is not recommended.

Allergy

Avoid taking Azilox 250 MG Capsule if you are previously allergic to it. Serious allergic reactions to this medicine are rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms such as skin rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, breathing difficulties, etc.

Liver damage

Azilox 250 MG Capsule is not recommended if you have a history of cholestatic jaundice (a condition of reduced or blocked bile flow from the liver to the small intestine) or liver damage associated with prior use of this medicine.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

Animals studies indicate that Azilox 250 MG Capsule is safe for use during pregnancy. However, human data are not available. Hence, consult your doctor if you are pregnant.

Breast-feeding

Azilox 250 MG Capsule may pass into breastmilk. It may cause diarrhoea, vomiting, and diaper rash in your baby. If you are breastfeeding, use of this medication is not recommended.
General warnings

Myasthenia gravis

Myasthenia gravis is a disorder that causes weakness of your skeletal muscles that are responsible for movement. Symptoms include weakness in your arms and legs, vision disturbances, difficulties with speech and chewing, etc. Azilox 250 MG Capsule may worsen these symptoms and hence caution is required. Consult your doctor if you experience any of these symptoms or if they become severe.

Antibiotic resistance

Antibiotic resistance is a condition in which the antibiotic is not effective against the bacteria. This can be avoided by following the dose and duration of Azilox 250 MG Capsule as prescribed by your doctor. Finish your entire course of treatment even if your symptoms get better. Alternatively, if your symptoms do not get better even after the prescribed duration, consult your doctor.

Antacids

If you are taking an antacid containing aluminium and magnesium salts for indigestion, it can increase the time it takes for Azilox 250 MG Capsule to act in your body. Hence it is recommended to take this antibiotic at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after taking antacids.

Diarrhoea

Azilox 250 MG Capsule can cause diarrhoea because it may also kill the helpful bacteria in your stomach or intestine. Get emergency medical help if you experience severe watery or bloody diarrhoea. Call your pharmacist/doctor before taking anti-diarrhoeal medication.

Kidney Impairment

Use Azilox 250 MG Capsule with caution if you have severe kidney impairment. You may require dose adjustments based on your kidney function.

Driving or operating a machine

Azilox 250 MG Capsule is not known to affect your ability to drive or operate a machine. However, avoid driving or operating a machine if you experience any symptoms such as blurred vision, dizziness, or drowsiness.

Missed Dose

Try not to skip a dose of Azilox 250 MG Capsule. Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is time for your next dose, skip the missed one. Do not double the dose to compensate for a missed one.

Overdose

Do not take excess dose than prescribed by your doctor. Reach the nearest emergency medical department immediately or contact your doctor in case of an overdose of Azilox 250 MG Capsule.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Amiodarone

Aluminium Hydroxide/Magnesium Hydroxide

Digoxin

Theophylline

Warfarin

Atorvastatin

Disease interactions

QT Prolongation

Azilox 250 MG Capsule should be used with caution if you have heart disease as it may increase your risk of an irregular heartbeat and may cause a heart rhythm problem called QT Prolongation. Hence, consult your doctor before initiating the therapy.

Liver Disease

Azilox 250 MG Capsule should be used with caution if you have liver disease as it may increase your risk of liver damage. Hence, consult your doctor before initiating the therapy as dose adjustments may be required.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take Azilox 250 MG Capsule one hour before food or 2 hours after food. Swallow the capsule as a whole with a sufficient amount of water. Do not break, chew, or crush the capsule in the mouth. Never take more than the prescribed dose. Take this medicine at the same time daily. Complete the course of treatment to prevent re-infection. In such cases, infections might also be more difficult to treat as bacteria develops the ability to fight against antibiotics. Take an appointment with your doctor if you do not feel better even after completing the course of this medicine. Do not give your medicine to other people even if their condition appears to be the same as yours.
Miscelleneous

To be taken before food

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
Azilox 250 MG Capsule works by stopping the growth of bacteria. It acts by blocking the formation of proteins necessary for bacterial growth and treats the infection.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Approved

Classification

Category

Macrolides, Antibiotics

Schedule

Schedule H

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