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Azithromycin 200 MG Syrup

Manufactured byAlembic Ltd.
ContainsAzithromycin
Description
Azithromycin 200 MG Syrup is a broad-spectrum macrolide antibiotic. This antibiotic is used to treat various bacterial infections of the lungs, throat, skin, nose, and ears. This medicine kills or stops the growth of bacteria causing the infection. It is not effective against infections caused by viruses. Common side effects of Azithromycin 200 MG Syrup are diarrhoea, stomach pain, headache, changes in sense of taste, weakness, nausea, and vomiting. Use it cautiously in individuals with liver problems. Due to its once-daily dosing regime for a period of 3-5 days, it has become a frequent choice for all doctors and patients. Once an antibiotic is started, it is always recommended to finish the entire course of treatment. You can take Azithromycin 200 MG Syrup with or without food. For the ease of remembering, take azithromycin syrup around the same time every day.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Azithromycin 200 MG Syrup

  • Diarrhoea
  • Stomach pain
  • Difficult or painful urination
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Fever
  • Acid or sour stomach
  • Excessive air or gas in stomach
  • Chest pain
  • Dizziness
  • Loss of appetite

Uses of Azithromycin 200 MG Syrup

What is it prescribed for?

  • Community-Acquired Pneumonia
  • Acute bacterial otitis media
  • Skin and soft tissue infections
  • Acute bacterial Sinusitis
  • Pharyngitis/Tonsilitis
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    You will start to feel better in 3 to 5 days after taking azithromycin syrup. But finish your entire course of treatment, even if your condition gets better.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The duration of action for azithromycin syrup is not clinically determined.
  • 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 for Azithromycin 200 MG Syrup.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    Azithromycin 200 MG Syrup is generally safe in pregnancy to treat bacterial infections. It is not known to cause any harm to the fetus. However, in early pregnancy, it can increase the risk of major birth defects and therefore should only be used upon your doctor's recommendation.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    Azithromycin 200 MG Syrup is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. Do not take it during children’s first six months. While breastfeeding it may cause diarrhoea, vomiting, or rash in the nursing baby.

Allergy

Avoid taking Azithromycin 200 MG Syrup 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 of allergic reactions such as skin rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, breathing difficulties, etc.

Liver damage

Do not use Azithromycin 200 MG Syrup in patients with a history of cholestatic jaundice (a condition of reduced bile flow from the liver to the small intestine) or impaired liver function associated with prior use of this medicine.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

Azithromycin 200 MG Syrup is generally safe in pregnancy to treat bacterial infections. It is not known to cause any harm to the fetus. However, in early pregnancy, it can increase the risk of major birth defects and therefore should only be used upon your doctor's recommendation.

Breast-feeding

Azithromycin 200 MG Syrup is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. Do not take it during children’s first six months. While breastfeeding it may cause diarrhoea, vomiting, or rash in the nursing baby.
General warnings

Myasthenia gravis

Myasthenia gravis is a skeletal muscle weakness condition characterized by severe weakness of any of the muscles under your voluntary control, including the arms and legs. Use Azithromycin 200 MG Syrup with extreme caution in patients with myasthenia gravis since it may get worsen.

Diarrhoea

Azithromycin 200 MG Syrup can cause diarrhoea because it may also kill the helpful bacteria in your stomach or intestine. Get emergency medical help if you experience severe diarrhoea that is watery or bloody. Call your pharmacist/doctor before taking anti-diarrhoeal medication.

Driving or operating machinery

Azithromycin 200 MG Syrup may cause blurred vision, dizziness, or drowsiness and hence do not perform any activities such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you experience any of these symptoms.

Antibiotic resistance

Finish your entire course of treatment with Azithromycin 200 MG Syrup, even if the condition gets better to avoid antibiotic resistance (the bacteria may become resistant to antibiotics). If you still feel unwell after completing your antibiotic course, make an appointment to 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 Azithromycin 200 MG Syrup to act on your body. Because of this, it is recommended to take this antibiotic at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after taking antacids.

Missed Dose

Take the missed dose of Azithromycin 200 MG Syrup as soon as possible. If it is already time for your next scheduled dose, skip the missed dose.

Overdose

If you suspect that you or someone else might have taken an overdose of Azithromycin 200 MG Syrup, seek immediate medical attention.
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

Pimozide

Aluminium Hydroxide/Magnesium Hydroxide

Digoxin

Theophylline

Amiodarone

Atorvastatin

Disease interactions

QT Prolongation

Azithromycin 200 MG Syrup may cause heart rhythm problem called prolonged QT intervals (an electrical heartbeat disturbance) in some patients who are taking heart medications. It may result in fast, rapid, and irregular heartbeats.

Liver Disease

Patients with liver diseases need special consideration while taking Azithromycin 200 MG Syrup due to the risk of liver damage. Dose adjustment should be done based on the clinical condition.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take Azithromycin 200 MG Syrup with or without food. Never take more than the prescribed dose. Do not give your medicine to other people even if their condition appears to be the same as yours. Azithromycin syrup is available as strengths of azithromycin 100 mg syrup and azithromycin 200mg syrup. Azithromycin syrup for child should only be used upon a doctor's recommendation. Azithromycin syrup dose for child will be determined by the doctor based on age and bodyweight.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
Azithromycin 200 MG Syrup works in two ways in our body: 1. It kills or stops the growth of bacteria. 2. It reduces swelling and infections.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Macrolides, Antibiotics

Schedule

Schedule H

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