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Azikem 500mg Strip Of 3 Tablets

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Azithromycin(500.0 Mg)
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Medical Description

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 m...
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Uses of Azikem 500mg Strip Of 3 Tablets

Azikem 500mg tablet is used for the treatment of bacterial infections of the ears, throat, tonsils, airways, lungs and nasal passage, sexually transmitted diseases like chlamydia, skin and soft tissue...
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Contraindications of Azikem 500mg Strip Of 3 Tablets

If you are allergic to azithromycin or any other antibiotic from the same class as erythromycin or any ingredient of Azikem 500mg tablet.

Side effects of Azikem 500mg Strip Of 3 Tablets

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Stomach pain
  • Diarrhoea

Precautions and Warnings of Azikem 500mg Strip Of 3 Tablets



Can I take Azikem 500mg Strip Of 3 Tablets during pregnancy?
You should consult your doctor before using Azikem 500mg tablet, as there is limited safety data available during pregnancy. Your doctor will prescribe you this medicine only if considered essential after assessing the benefits over risks.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Azikem 500mg Strip Of 3 Tablets while breastfeeding?
Azithromycin is present in breastmilk in low levels, thus please contact your doctor before using Azikem 500mg tablet while breastfeeding. If prescribed by a doctor, watch out for symptoms like rashes, diarrhoea and sleepiness in the breastfed baby.


Can I drive if I have consumed Azikem 500mg Strip Of 3 Tablets?
Azikem 500mg tablet may cause dizziness or fits as side effects, thus you should avoid driving if you do not feel well or are unable to be alert.


Can I consume alcohol with Azikem 500mg Strip Of 3 Tablets?
You must avoid consuming alcohol along with Azikem 500mg tablet as alcohol can exaggerate the side effects such as dizziness and drowsiness.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You develop any allergic reactions after taking Azikem 500mg tablet.
  • You have heart problems or abnormal heart rhythms.
  • You have problems with your liver or kidney.
  • You suffer from any mental health problems.
  • You have a condition that causes muscle weakness (myasthenia gravis).
  • You experience severe and persistent diarrhoea after taking Azikem 500mg tablet.
  • You have low levels of potassium or magnesium in your blood.

Mode of Action of Azikem 500mg Strip Of 3 Tablets

How Does It Work?

Azithromycin in Azikem 500mg tablet works by killing or inhibiting the growth of bacteria that cause infection.

Directions for Use of Azikem 500mg Strip Of 3 Tablets

  • Azikem 500mg tablet should be taken as directed by your doctor.
  • Swallow it as a whole with a glass of water, with or without food. Do not cut, break or chew the medicine.
  • Take it at a fixed time for optimal results, and do not consume it more than that prescribed by your doctor.
  • Complete the course of this antibiotic medicine as prescribed by your doctor.

Interactions of Azikem 500mg Strip Of 3 Tablets

Interactions with other medicines

  • Some medicines can affect the way Azikem 500mg 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 Azikem 500mg tablet.
  • Medicines used for migraine, headaches such as ergotamine should not be used concomitantly.
  • You may experience irregular heart rhythm if you are taking medicines like cisapride that are 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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Storage and disposal of Azikem 500mg Strip Of 3 Tablets

  • Store Azikem 500mg tablet at room temperature, away from direct sunlight, moisture or heat.
  • Keep them away from children and pets.
  • Do not take this medicine after the expiry date, which is mentioned on the pack.

Dosage of Azikem 500mg Strip Of 3 Tablets


Symptoms of overdose may be diarrhoea, loss of hearing, feeling sick. If you experience any of the symptoms or think you have taken too much of Azikem 500mg tablet, contact your doctor immediately or ...
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Missed a Dose

If you missed any dose of Azikem 500mg tablet, then take it as soon as you remember. If it's time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dose schedule. Do not tak...
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Content Details


Dr. Arpit Verma

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)


Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


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.


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ContainsAzithromycin(500.0 Mg)
UsesBacterial infections
Side effectsHeadache, dizziness, diarrhoea, nausea
Last Updated on: 20 Oct 2021 | 05:00 PM (IST)
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