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Azee 500mg Injection

By CIPLA LIMITED
5ml Injection in Vial
158.04*
MRP 210.72
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Azithromycin(500.0 Mg)
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Therapeutic classification
Antibiotic

Medical Description

Azee 500mg Inj is an antibiotic prescribed for the treatment of different types of bacterial infections.

Uses of Azee 500mg Inj

Azee 500mg Inj uses include the treatment of community-acquired pneumonia caused by Chlamydia pneumoniae and other strains. Physicians also prescribe Azee 500mg Inj for pelvic inflammatory disease caused by Chlamydia trachomatis and other strains.
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Contraindications of Azee 500mg Inj

Azee 500mg Inj is contraindicated in people who are hypersensitive to azithromycin, erythromycin and other macrolide antibiotics.

Side effects of Azee 500mg Inj

  • Pain and redness at the site of injection
  • Stomach or abdominal cramps
  • Dizziness
  • Chills
  • Headache
  • Tightness in the chest
  • Diarrhoea
  • Darkened urine
  • Muscle pain
  • Redness and irritation in the eyes
  • Stupor
  • Loss of appetite
  • Sweating
  • Yellow skin or eyes
  • Large hive-like swelling on the face, throat, sex organs, eyelids, feet or legs
  • Increased thirst
  • Joint pain
  • Skin rash
  • Tarry, black stools
  • Blood in stools
  • A sensation of numbness and pins
  • Pinpoint red spots on the skin

Precautions and Warnings of Azee 500mg Inj

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Azee 500mg Inj during pregnancy?
A:
There are no adequate studies to show the effects of Azee 500mg Inj in pregnant women. Animal studies have also not demonstrated any toxic effects of Azee 500mg Inj in pregnant women.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Azee 500mg Inj while breastfeeding?
A:
There is a lack of adequate evidence regarding the risks of using Azee 500mg Inj in breastfeeding mothers. The beneficial effects and risks of taking this medication should be measured before commencing with breastfeeding.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive after taking Azee 500mg Inj?
A:
You may drive unless you are feeling dizzy. Confirm with your doctor if you can start driving after taking Azee 500mg Inj.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Azee 500mg Inj?
A:
Alcohol might cause interactions with Azee 500mg Inj. Talk to your doctor if you have consumed alcohol.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • As Azee 500mg Inj is primarily eliminated from the liver, caution should be exercised when it is administered to patients with impaired liver function.
  • The Azee 500mg Inj, which is initially stored in powder form should be mixed with sterile water and diluted as directed. It should be administered intravenously over a period of at least 60 minutes.
  • Azee 500mg Inj should be discontinued if any signs of an allergic reaction are observed.

Mode of Action of Azee 500mg Inj

Azee 500mg Inj treats bacterial infections by disrupting the bacteria's protein synthesis process and stopping their growth. Azee 500mg Inj stops the process by binding to a particular part of the nucleus of the bacterial cell and preventing the growth process. Therefore, based on the concentration of Azee 500mg Inj and the type of organism, the bacteria are either killed or their growth is slowed down.
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Directions for Use of Azee 500mg Inj

A trained healthcare professional will inject the required dose of Azee 500mg Inj into one of the veins in the body. The medicine is injected gradually into the body; therefore, the needle is placed in position for about one hour.
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Interactions of Azee 500mg Inj

Interactions with other medicines

  • Amisulpride
  • Cisapride
  • Bepridil
  • Dronedarone
  • Ergotamine

Interactions with food items

No food interactions are known between Azee 500mg Inj and food.

Other general Interactions

  • Problems with heart rhythm, such as prolonged QT
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Myasthenia gravis (severe muscle weakness)
  • Heart disease
  • Hypomagnesemia (low magnesium levels)
  • Diarrhoea
  • Kidney disease
  • Liver disease
  • Hypokalemia (low potassium levels)

Storage and disposal of Azee 500mg Inj

When diluted as per the instructions of the pack, Azee 500mg Inj can remain stable for 24 hours below or at room temperature. It also remains stable if stored under refrigeration for seven days.

Dosage of Azee 500mg Inj

Overdose

Azee 500mg Inj overdose is rare.
In case you miss a dose, do not take an extra dose to compensate for the missed dose. Talk to your doctor.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Does Azee 500mg Inj cause side effects ?

A: Some of the common side effects of Azee 500mg Inj include difficulty in breathing, swelling, pain and redness at the injection site, loose stools and tightness in the chest.

Q: Can other medications be taken with Azee 500mg Inj?

A: Certain medications can interact with Azee 500mg Inj and affect its effectiveness. Consult your doctor if you need to skip the medicine or make a change in the dosage.

Q: What do I do if I suspect an overdose?

A: An overdose of Azee 500mg Inj does not cause any significant toxic effects. However, if you observe any symptoms of Azee 500mg Inj overdose, inform the healthcare provider.

Q: What will I experience after Azee 500mg Inj is administered?

A: A common side effect of Azee 500mg Inj administration is redness and swelling at the site of injection. Inform your doctor if you observe these effects on your skin.

Q: Can Azee 500mg Inj be administered to me if I have an allergic reaction to antibiotics?

A: Inform your doctor if you have experienced an allergic reaction to azithromycin, erythromycin or any other antibiotic. Also, inform the doctor about allergic reactions to any other medications.

Q: Do I need to inform the doctor about my medical history of jaundice?

A: As Azee 500mg Inj primarily gets eliminated from the liver, inform the doctor if you have a history of conditions affecting the liver such as jaundice and cirrhosis.

Q: Do I need to follow a specific dietary regimen?

A: Unless your doctor tells you to make any dietary changes, you can continue to follow your regular food habits.

Q: Will the doctor prescribe additional medications or tests?

A: Your doctor might administer other medications if required. However, more tests might be ordered to monitor the body's response to Azee 500mg Inj.
Last Updated on: 31 Jul 2020 | 07:00 PM (IST)
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The information provided herein is accurate, updated and complete as per the best practices of the Company. Please note that this information should not be treated as a replacement for physical medical consultation or advice. We do not guarantee the accuracy and the completeness of the information so provided. The absence of any information and/or warning to any drug shall not be considered and assumed as an implied assurance of the Company. We do not take any responsibility for the consequences arising out of the aforementioned information and strongly recommend you for a physical consultation in case of any queries or doubts. Please click here for detailed T&C.
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