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Aziwin 500 MG Tablet

Manufactured byBal Pharma Ltd.
ContainsAzithromycin
Description
Aziwin 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. Aziwin 500 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. Aziwin 500 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. Aziwin 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 are breastfeeding.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Aziwin 500 MG Tablet

  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Stomach pain
  • Chest pain
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Rash
  • Diarrhoea
  • Excessive gas in the stomach
  • Photosensitivity of skin

Uses of Aziwin 500 MG Tablet

What is it prescribed for?

  • Community-Acquired Pneumonia
  • Skin and soft tissue infections
  • Urethritis and Cervicitis
  • Pharyngitis/Tonsilitis
  • Sinusitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Acute Bacterial Otitis Media
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The amount of time required for Aziwin 500 MG Tablet to show its action is not known.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The time duration for which Aziwin 500 MG Tablet remains active in your body is not known.
  • 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 500 MG Tablet.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    Aziwin 500 MG Tablet may be safe for use during pregnancy as animal studies indicate that it does not harm your foetus. However, due to a lack of data on human studies, consult your doctor before taking this medication if you are pregnant.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    Aziwin 500 MG Tablet passes into the breastmilk in small amounts. Hence if you are breastfeeding, consult your doctor to understand the potential benefits and risks before taking this medicine.

Allergic reaction

Avoid taking Aziwin 500 MG Tablet if you are 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 difficulty, etc.

Liver disease

Aziwin 500 MG Tablet is not recommended for use if you have a history of cholestatic jaundice (a condition that causes yellow colouring of the skin and whites of the eyes due to excess amount of bilirubin, a waste material, in the blood ) or liver damage associated with prior use of this medicine.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

Aziwin 500 MG Tablet may be safe for use during pregnancy as animal studies indicate that it does not harm your foetus. However, due to a lack of data on human studies, consult your doctor before taking this medication if you are pregnant.

Breast-feeding

Aziwin 500 MG Tablet passes into the breastmilk in small amounts. Hence if you are breastfeeding, consult your doctor to understand the potential benefits and risks before taking this medicine.
General warnings

Antibiotic resistance

Antibiotic resistance occurs when the bacteria no longer respond to the antibiotics intended to kill them. Hence, to avoid such resistance, you should always complete the entire course of treatment withAziwin 500 MG Tablet, even if you feel better after a few doses.

Myasthenia gravis

Myasthenia gravis is a disorder that causes weakness of your skeletal muscles that are responsible for movement. The symptoms include weakness in your arms and legs, visual disturbances, impaired speech, difficulty in swallowing, etc. Aziwin 500 MG Tablet should be used with caution if you have myasthenia gravis as it may worsen your condition.

Diarrhoea

Aziwin 500 MG Tablet 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. Consult your doctor before taking anti-diarrhoeal medication.

Driving vehicles or operating machines

Aziwin 500 MG Tablet may cause dizziness in some cases. Hence, avoid driving vehicles or operating machines if you feel dizzy after taking Aziwin 500 MG Tablet.

Kidney Impairment

Aziwin 500 MG Tablet should be used with caution if you have severe kidney impairment. It may lead to the accumulation of this medicine in the body and increase the risk of side effects. Your doctor may recommend dose adjustments based on the severity of your condition.

Missed Dose

Try not to skip a dose of Aziwin 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.

Overdose

Do not take more than the prescribed dose of Aziwin 500 MG Tablet. Seek emergency medical assistance in case of an overdose of Aziwin 500 MG Tablet.
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

Theophylline

Digoxin

Warfarin

Atorvastatin

Disease interactions

Liver Disease

Aziwin 500 MG Tablet should be used with caution if you have liver problems as it may increase the risk of liver damage. Hence, consult your doctor before starting the treatment with this medicine. Your doctor may recommend dose adjustments based on your clinical condition.

QT Prolongation

Aziwin 500 MG Tablet should be used with caution if you have heart problems as it may increase the risk of an irregular heartbeat and heart rhythm problem called QT prolongation. Hence, consult your doctor if you have any heart conditions before starting the treatment with this medicine.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take Aziwin 500 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.
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 500 MG Tablet 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

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Macrolides, Antibiotics

Schedule

Schedule H

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