Azikem 500mg tablet is an antibiotic and is used to treat various types of bacterial infections of the ears, skin, throat, urinary tract, etc. It contains azithromycin as its active ingredient. This medicine should be taken as directed by the doctor and in doses and duration as prescribed. It can be taken with or without food. Before using Azikem 500mg tablet inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy or breastfeeding and about your detailed medical history....
Q: What is the use of Azikem 500mg tablet?
A: Azikem 500mg tablet is used for the serious bacterial infections of eyes, ears, lungs, throat, airways and soft tissues. It is also used for the treatment of community-acquired pneumonia.
Q: Are there any side effects with Azikem 500mg tablet?
A: You may experience side effects like nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, upset stomach, etc while using Azikem 500mg tablet.
Q: Can I take Azikem 500mg tablet for throat infection or cough?
A: A throat infection can be either due to a bacterial or a viral infection. Do not take Azikem 500mg tablet without consulting your doctor.
Q: Can I stop taking Azikem 500mg tablet if I start feeling better, and my symptoms are gone?
A: No, do not stop taking Azikem 500mg tablet before completing the treatment, as it may decrease the effectiveness of treatment and will increase the resistance of bacteria. Inform your doctor if you want to stop the treatment.
Q: Can I take Azikem 500mg tablet for fever?
A: Azikem 500mg tablet is an antibiotic 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: What is the dose of Azikem 500?
A: The dose will be decided by the doctor depending on the type of infection. Take this antibiotic medicine in exact dose and duration as advised by the doctor. Usually, it is given once a day for 3 days or more depending on the infection being treated.
Q: Does Azikem 500 cause diarrhoea?
A: Diarrhoea is one of the common side effects after taking this antibiotic, which usually resolves with time. If such symptoms persist for long then, inform the doctor but do not take any anti-diarrheal medicine on your own without consulting a doctor. Also, try to keep yourself hydrated.