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QZINEX 500 MG TABLET

Manufactured byINEX MEDICAMENTS PVT. LTD.
ContainsAzithromycin
Description
QZINEX 500 MG TABLET is an antibiotic used to treat various bacterial infections of the nose, throat, tonsils, ear, lungs, skin, eyes 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 and ineffective for viral or other infections. QZINEX 500 MG TABLET may cause some common side effects like 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. QZINEX 500 MG TABLET is available in many forms like tablets, capsules, injection, syrups, suspensions, gel, eye drops and eye ointment. When consumed orally, it can be taken with or without food, as prescribed by your doctor. QZINEX 500 MG TABLET injections are given in a hospital by a qualified healthcare professional. QZINEX 500 MG TABLET eye drops and eye ointments are administered in your eyes. Your dose will depend on the severity of your condition. Complete the whole treatment even if you feel better to avoid antibiotic resistance (when bacteria develop resistance to the antibiotics). QZINEX 500 MG TABLET is not recommended if you are allergic to it. Inform your doctor about your current medication and conditions 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 QZINEX 500 MG TABLET

  • Diarrhoea
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Fever
  • Painful urination
  • Excessive air or gas in stomach
  • Loss of appetite
  • Redness of the skin
  • Dizziness
  • Skin rash
  • Stomach pain
  • Pain at the injection site
  • Visual disturbances

Uses of QZINEX 500 MG TABLET

What is it prescribed for?

  • Community-Acquired Pneumonia
  • Acute bacterial otitis media
  • Pharyngitis/Tonsilitis
  • Skin and soft tissue infections
  • Acute bacterial sinusitis
  • Mycobacterium Avium Complex
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
  • Gonococcal Urethritis and Cervicitis
  • Acne vulgaris
  • Bacterial conjunctivitis
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    QZINEX 500 MG TABLET onset of action varies depending on the dosage form it is taken.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    QZINEX 500 MG TABLET 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 QZINEX 500 MG TABLET.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    QZINEX 500 MG TABLET is generally safe in pregnancy. However, it is still important to inform your doctor about your pregnancy before receiving this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    QZINEX 500 MG TABLET is not recommended if you are breastfeeding. While breastfeeding it may cause diarrhoea, vomiting, or rash in your infant.

Allergy

QZINEX 500 MG TABLET is not recommended for use if you are allergic to it. Seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms such as skin rash, swelling and/or itching (especially in the face, lips, throat), breathing difficulty, etc.

Liver damage

QZINEX 500 MG TABLET 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, intake of this medicine can cause further liver damage.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

QZINEX 500 MG TABLET is generally safe in pregnancy. However, it is still important to inform your doctor about your pregnancy before receiving this medicine.

Breast-feeding

QZINEX 500 MG TABLET is not recommended if you are breastfeeding. While breastfeeding it may cause diarrhoea, vomiting, or 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. QZINEX 500 MG TABLET is administered with caution if you have myasthenia gravis as it may worsen your condition.

Antibiotic resistance

Finish your entire course of treatment with QZINEX 500 MG TABLET, 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.

Driving or operating machinery

QZINEX 500 MG TABLET 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.

Diarrhoea

QZINEX 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 diarrhoea that is watery or bloody.

Antacids

If you are taking an antacid containing aluminium and magnesium salts for indigestion, it can increase the time taken for QZINEX 500 MG TABLET 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/apply the missed dose of QZINEX 500 MG TABLET as soon as possible. If it is already time for your next scheduled dose, skip the missed dose.

Overdose

Seek immediate medical attention if you suspect that you have taken an overdose of QZINEX 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

Pimozide

Aluminium Hydroxide/Magnesium Hydroxide

Digoxin

Theophylline

Warfarin

Atorvastatin

Disease interactions

QT Prolongation

QZINEX 500 MG TABLET should be used with caution if you have a heart problem as it may increase the risk of an irregular heartbeat and may cause a heart rhythm problem called QT Prolongation. Hence, consult your doctor if you have any heart conditions before initiating the therapy.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
QZINEX 500 MG TABLET is uses for treating bacterial infections and is proven to be safe and effective. Oral forms: Take the medicine 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. Injection: The medicine should be administered by a qualified healthcare professional in a clinic or hospital. Eye drops/Eye ointment: Use as directed by the doctor. Gel: Apply a thin layer over the affected skin and let it dry. Use it as directed by your doctor. Topical forms (eye/ear drops, gel) are for external use only. Avoid getting in contact with open wounds, mouth, nose etc. If your condition is not improving after a few days, consult your doctor.
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
QZINEX 500 MG TABLET 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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