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Aziwok 500 MG Injection

Manufactured byWockhardt Ltd.
ContainsAzithromycin
Description

Aziwok 500 MG Injection is an antibiotic used in the treatment of infections caused by a variety of bacteria. It has the advantage of once-daily dosing. This medicine is not recommended for use in case of a common cold, flu, or other viral infections since it is active against infections caused by bacteria only.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Aziwok 500 MG Injection

  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Difficult or painful urination
  • Vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Anorexia

Uses of Aziwok 500 MG Injection

What is it prescribed for?

  • Community acquired pneumonia
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
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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 this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • 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 tendencies were reported.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before receiving this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before receiving this medicine. If the medicine is used, the infant should be monitored closely for any undesired side effects.

Hypersensitivity

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to azithromycin, any other macrolides, or any other inactive ingredients present along with it.

Liver damage

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known history of cholestatic jaundice or hepatic impairment caused by prior use of this medicine.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before receiving this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before receiving this medicine. If the medicine is used, the infant should be monitored closely for any undesired side effects.
General warnings

Myasthenia Gravis

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a history of myasthenia gravis due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Any unusual symptoms should be reported to the doctor on priority. Replacement with a suitable alternative should be considered based on the clinical condition.

QT Prolongation

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a known history of arrhythmias, heart diseases, and patients who are on medicines that prolong QT intervals such as psychiatric drugs and anti-arrhythmic drugs due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Replacement with a suitable alternative should be considered based on the clinical condition.

Diarrhea

Antibiotic therapy will cause an imbalance in the normal microbial flora of the large intestine, which may promote the growth of a bacteria called Clostridium difficile and you may experience severe diarrhea as a result. Report any such incidence to the doctor on priority. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Drug resistance

Usage of this medicine without sufficient proof or suspicion of a bacterial infection should be avoided. Irrational dosing might fail in providing the benefits and even cause toxicity. It may also increase the risk of development of bacteria that are drug resistant.

Driving or Operating machinery

Use of this medicine may cause drowsiness or dizziness in some patients. It is advised that you do not perform any activities such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you experience any of these symptoms during treatment with this medicine.

Use in pediatrics

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients less than 16 years of age since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established.

Mode of administration

This medicine is not recommended for administration as a bolus or an intramuscular injection. It should be infused intravenously over a duration of at least 60 minutes.

Missed Dose

Since this medicine is administered in the hospital or clinical setting by a qualified healthcare professional, the likelihood of a missed dose is very low.

Overdose

Since this medicine is administered in the hospital or clinical setting by a qualified healthcare professional, the likelihood of an overdose is very low. However, emergency medical treatment will be initiated by the doctor if an overdose is suspected.
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

Atorvastatin

Amiodarone

Pimozide

Aluminium Hydroxide/Magnesium Hydroxide

Digoxin

Theophylline

Disease interactions

QT Prolongation

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with a known history of arrhythmias, heart diseases, and patients who are on medicines that prolong QT intervals such as psychiatric drugs and anti-arrhythmic drugs. This medicine may further prolong QT intervals in such patients and worsen the patient's condition. Replacement with a suitable alternative should be considered based on the clinical condition.

Liver Disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a known history of liver diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of liver function tests is necessary while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Myasthenia Gravis

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a known history of Myasthenia Gravis due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Replacement with a suitable alternative should be considered based on the clinical condition.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
This medicine should be administered by a qualified healthcare professional. Inform the doctor if you have a known history of allergy to this medicine. Report to the doctor all your current medicines as well as your medical conditions before receiving this medicine.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine works by interfering with certain processes that help the bacteria to grow and increase in number.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Macrolides

Schedule

Schedule H

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