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Aziwin 200 MG Suspension

Manufactured byBal Pharma Ltd.
ContainsAzithromycin
Description
Aziwin 200 MG Suspension is an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections of the nose, throat, tonsils, ear, lungs, skin, etc. It works by blocking the formation of proteins required for bacterial growth. Thus, it prevents further bacterial growth and multiplication. This medicine is only effective for bacterial infections. Aziwin 200 MG Suspension may cause some common side effects such as stomach pain, diarrhoea, nausea, headache, etc. Consult your doctor if these symptoms persist or if they become severe. Avoid activities like driving vehicles and operating machines as this medicine may make you feel dizzy. Aziwin 200 MG Suspension can be taken with or without food, as prescribed by your doctor. Your dose will depend on the severity of your condition. Try taking this medicine at the same time every day to maintain a constant level of medicine in your body. Do not stop taking this medicine without consulting your doctor, as it may lead to antibiotic resistance (a condition where infection-causing organisms develop the ability to defeat the effect of drugs designed to kill them). Aziwin 200 MG Suspension is not recommended if you are allergic to it. Inform your doctor if you have heart, liver, or kidney problems before starting the treatment. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant or are breastfeeding before taking this medicine.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Aziwin 200 MG Suspension

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

Uses of Aziwin 200 MG Suspension

What is it prescribed for?

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

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    Aziwin 200 MG Suspension starts showing its action within 2 hours of its intake.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    Aziwin 200 MG Suspension may remain in your body for approximately 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 for Aziwin 200 MG Suspension.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    Animals studies indicate that Aziwin 200 MG Suspension 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?
    Aziwin 200 MG Suspension may pass into the breastmilk in small amounts. If you are breastfeeding, consult your doctor to understand the potential benefits and risks. It may cause diarrhoea, vomiting, and diaper rash in your infant.

Allergy

Avoid taking Aziwin 200 MG Suspension if you are allergic to it. Seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of allergic reactions such as skin rash, itching/swelling (especially of your face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, breathing difficulty, etc.

Liver damage

Aziwin 200 MG Suspension is not recommended if you have 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. In such cases, taking this medicine can cause further liver damage.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

Animals studies indicate that Aziwin 200 MG Suspension is safe for use during pregnancy. However, human data are not available. Hence, consult your doctor if you are pregnant.

Breast-feeding

Aziwin 200 MG Suspension may pass into the breastmilk in small amounts. If you are breastfeeding, consult your doctor to understand the potential benefits and risks. It may cause diarrhoea, vomiting, and diaper rash in your infant.
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. Take Aziwin 200 MG Suspension with extreme caution in people with myasthenia gravis as it may get worsen.

Diarrhoea

Aziwin 200 MG Suspension can cause diarrhoea because it may also kill the helpful bacteria in your stomach or intestine. Inform your doctor if you experience severe diarrhoea while receiving this medicine.

Driving or operating machinery

Aziwin 200 MG Suspension may cause blurred vision, dizziness, or drowsiness and hence do not perform any activities such as driving vehicles or operating machines if you experience any of these symptoms.

Antibiotic resistance

Finish your entire course of treatment with Aziwin 200 MG Suspension, even if the condition gets better to avoid antibiotic resistance. 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 Aziwin 200 MG Suspension 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 Aziwin 200 MG Suspension 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 Aziwin 200 MG Suspension, 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

Amiodarone

Theophylline

Atorvastatin

Disease interactions

QT Prolongation

Aziwin 200 MG Suspension may cause a heart rhythm problem called prolonged QT intervals (an electrical disturbance in the heartbeat) if you are taking heart medications. It may result in fast, rapid, and irregular heartbeats.

Liver Disease

Aziwin 200 MG Suspension is taken with caution if you have liver problems 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 Aziwin 200 MG Suspension as instructed by your doctor. Drink plenty of water with it to avoid stomach irritation. Shake the bottle well before use. Aziwin 200 MG Suspension is given for a short period. Hence, it is important to complete the whole treatment for maximum benefits. Complete the course of treatment to prevent re-infection. In such cases, it might be hard to treat infections as bacteria develop the ability to fight against antibiotics. Check the expiry date before using Aziwin 200 MG Suspension. Throw the unused medicine safely after the expiry date. Keep it away from children and pets. Consult your doctor if your condition is not improving or getting worse after taking a few doses of Aziwin 200 MG Suspension.
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
Aziwin 200 MG Suspension 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

Approved

Unknown

Approved

Classification

Category

Macrolides, Antibiotics

Schedule

Schedule H

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