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Azax 500mg Tablet

By RANBAXY LABORATORIES (SUN PHARMA)
3 Tablet(s) in Strip
58.74*
MRP 71.63
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Azithromycin(500.0 Mg)
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Therapeutic classification
ANTIBIOTIC

Medical Description

Azax 500 tablet is used for the treatment of bacterial infections associated with various parts of the body. It contains azithromycin as its active medicine. Azax 500 tablet should be taken as directe...
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    Uses
    Contraindications
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    Precautions and Warnings
    Mode of Action
    Directions for Use
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    Storage and disposal
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uses

Uses of Azax 500mg Tablet

  • Azax 500 tablet is used for the treatment of bacterial infection in the ears, lungs, throat, tonsils, airways and nasal passage.
  • Sexually transmitted diseases like chlamydia, skin and soft tissue infections.
  • Pneumonia or lung infection due to coming in contact with an infected person (CAP).
  • Infection of the urinary system and genital parts in females.
contraindications

Contraindications of Azax 500mg Tablet

If you are allergic to azithromycin or any other antibiotic from the same class like erythromycin or any ingredient of Azax 500 tablet.
sideEffects

Side effects of Azax 500mg Tablet

  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Diarrhoea
  • Nausea
  • Stomach pain
  • Lack of appetite
precautionsAndWarnings

Precautions and Warnings of Azax 500mg Tablet

pregnancy

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Azax 500 tablet during pregnancy?
A:
There is limited information related to the safety of Azax 500 tablet during pregnancy. Hence, it is not recommended to use this medicine if you are pregnant unless prescribed by your doctor.
breastfeeding

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Azax 500 tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
Azithromycin passes into the breastmilk in small quantities. Breastfeeding is not advised when you are taking the Azax 500 tablet. Consult your doctor in case you have to take this medicine. After assessing the benefits over the risks, your doctor might change the medicine, ask you to stop breastfeeding or closely monitor the baby.
driving

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Azax 500 tablet?
A:
Azax 500 tablet is not known to affect driving ability. However, if you observe or experience any side effects like dizziness, fits you should not drive or use machines. Contact your doctor or pharmacist for further information.
alcohol

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Azax 500 tablet?
A:
You should not consume alcohol along with Azax 500 tablets as alcohol can exaggerate the side effects like stomach upset, dizziness and drowsiness.
otherGeneralWarnings

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have heart problems or abnormal heart rhythms.
  • You experience severe and persistent diarrhoea after taking Azax 500 tablet.
  • You have kidney or liver problems.
  • You have muscle weakness (myasthenia gravis).
  • You have any neurological or psychiatric or mental problems.
  • Low levels of potassium or magnesium in your blood.
  • You have any allergic reactions like swollen throat, face, rash, fever, breathing difficulty or any other infection.
modeOfAction

Mode of Action of Azax 500mg Tablet

How Does It Work?

Azithromycin works by interfering with the process of protein synthesis of the bacteria, thereby inhibiting the growth of the bacteria.
directionsForUse

Directions for Use of Azax 500mg Tablet

  • Azax 500 tablet should be taken as directed by your doctor.
  • Swallow it as a whole with a glass of water, do not cut, break or chew the medicine.
  • It should be taken with food.
  • It would be best if you took it at a fixed time for optimal results.
  • You should not consume it more than that prescribed by your doctor.
  • Complete the course of this antibiotic medicine as prescribed by your doctor.
interactions

Interactions of Azax 500mg Tablet

Interactions with other medicines

  • Some medicines can affect the way the Azax 500 tablet works or this medicine itself can reduce the effectiveness of other medicines taken at the same time.
  • Tell your doctor about all the medicines, supplements or herbals you are currently taking or might take to avoid any possible interaction.
  • Medicines used to manage stomach acid such as antacids should be taken with a minimum gap of at least one hour with the Azax 500 tablet.
  • Medicines used for migraines, headaches such as ergotamine should not be used concomitantly.
  • You may experience irregular heart rhythm if you are taking medicines like cisapride that is used to treat gastric reflux diseases.
  • Medicine used during heart failure like digoxin, a medicine used to treat gout-\like Colchicine, immune system modifying medicine like cyclosporin, medicines used to stop blood clotting like warfarin,...
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storageAndDisposal

Storage and disposal of Azax 500mg Tablet

Azax 500 tablet should be stored at room temperature, away from direct sunlight or heat and keep it out of the reach of children and pets. Do not take this medicine after the expiry date which is men...
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dosage

Dosage of Azax 500mg Tablet

Overdose

Symptoms of overdose may be diarrhoea, loss of hearing, feeling sick and vomiting. Seek medical attention in case you have consumed too much of the Azax 500 tablet.

Missed a Dose

Never miss your antibiotic medicine as it can lead to treatment failure and progression of the infection. If you missed any dose of Azax 500 tablet, take it as soon as you remember. If it's time for ...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Nikita Toshi

BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery)

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Can I stop taking Azax 500 tablet if I feel better?

A: No, it may decrease the effectiveness of treatment and will increase the resistance of bacteria. Always inform your doctor if you want to stop treatment.

Q: I am allergic to Clarithromycin, can I take Azithromycin?

A: No, you should not take this medicine if you have an allergy to Clarithromycin. You should also never take other medicines from the same class of antibiotics (macrolides) eg Clarithromycin, Erythromycin, Roxithromycin, Azithromycin and Fidaxomicin.

Q: What are the common side effects of Azax 500?

A: The common side effects of Azax 500 tablets include nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, stomach upset, etc.

Q: What is the use of Azax 500?

A: It is used for serious bacterial infections of the eyes, ears, lungs, throat, airways and soft tissues. It is also used for the treatment of community-acquired pneumonia.

Q: Can I take Azax 500 for fever?

A: It is an antibiotic medicine and is not effective for controlling general fever. However, it is used in the treatment of enteric or typhoid fever due to a bacterial infection known as salmonella.

Q: Can I use Azax 500 tablet for throat infection or cough?

A: A throat infection can be either due to bacterial or viral infection. Do not take this medicine without consulting your doctor.

Q: Does Azax 500 cause thrush?

A: Some individuals might have a fungal or yeast infection also known as thrush, after taking this medicine. You should tell your doctor if you observe a white mouth or tongue or any such kind of unusual symptoms after taking this antibiotic.

Q: Is Azax 500 a strong antibiotic?

A: Azax 500 is an effective antibiotic used to treat various bacterial infections. As compared to other antibiotics it has a long shelf-life and stays for longer in the body. Thus, it is usually given once a day and for a short time, as prescribed by the doctor.

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ContainsAzithromycin(500.0 Mg)
UsesBacterial infection
Side effectsDizziness, headache, diarrhoea
Last Updated on: 11 Oct 2021 | 03:07 PM (IST)
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