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Azithral 500mg Injection

10ml Injection in Dry Vial
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Azithromycin(500.0 Mg)
Therapeutic classification

Medical Description

Azithral 500mg Inj is a drug used for the treatment of a vast number of bacterial infections.

Uses of Azithral 500mg Inj

Azithral 500mg Inj uses are: It helps treat skin, respiratory tract, ear, gastrointestinal tract, and sexually-transmitted diseases caused due to bacterial infections.

Contraindications of Azithral 500mg Inj

It is best to avoid this medication if you are allergic to it or to any other drugs that belong to the ketolide or macrolide class of antibiotics. Azithral 500mg Inj must be avoided if the individual has a history of cholestatic jaundice.
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Side effects of Azithral 500mg Inj

Azithral 500mg Inj side effects include stomach ache, nausea, diarrhoea, headache, loss of appetite, visual impairment, and fatigue.

Precautions and Warnings of Azithral 500mg Inj


Can I take Azithral 500mg Inj during pregnancy?
Since there are limited established safety reports for Azithral 500mg Inj, it is better to avoid it during pregnancy

Breast Feeding

Can I take Azithral 500mg Inj while breastfeeding?
Azithral 500mg Inj passes through breast milk during breastfeeding. Therefore, avoid breastfeeding while taking this medicine until two days after discontinuation. After the treatment period, you can continue with breastfeeding.


Can I drive after taking Azithral 500mg Inj?
It is safe to drive after taking the medication, but if any unusual symptoms occur, stop driving.


Can I consume alcohol with Azithral 500mg Inj?
Azithral 500mg Inj does not interact with alcohol, but you may observe increased side effects.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
It may cause allergic and skin reactions such as Stevens-Johnson syndrome, a rare disorder, however, cases of fatality have been reported. It is known to cause liver toxicity. Discontinue its use if you encounter any inconsiderable outcomes. Consult your physician before taking this medication in any form, and avoid self-medication.
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Mode of Action of Azithral 500mg Inj

It interferes with protein synthesis in the bacteria thereby inhibiting its growth.

Directions for Use of Azithral 500mg Inj

This drug should be administered by the physician in injection form. Do not use the drug without consulting with your doctor.

Interactions of Azithral 500mg Inj

Interactions with other medicines

Azithral 500mg Inj interacts with antacids and anti-allergy medications. It also interacts with blood-thinning agents and medications used to prevent blood clots. In addition, Azithral 500mg Inj can interact with other drugs such as zidovudine, rifabutin, quinidine, and cyclosporine.
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Interactions with food items

It is known to interact with grapefruit. No other food interactions have been reported.

Storage and disposal of Azithral 500mg Inj

It is stable after proper dilution when stored at or below room temperature (30°C) for 24 hours or in the cold storage (5°C) for seven days.

Dosage of Azithral 500mg Inj


The symptoms seen with overdose are similar to those observed with regular Azithral 500mg Inj dosage (e.g., nausea, diarrhoea, dizziness or vomiting). Treatment of symptoms is recommended when an overdose is suspected.
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If you happen to miss the dose, take it when you remember. If it is time for the subsequent dose, omit the missed one and continue with the regular dose plan.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: Is Azithral 500mg Inj identical to erythromycin?

A: They are not identical but belong to the same class of antibiotics.

Q: What information should I provide to the physician before starting Azithral 500mg Inj?

A: You should inform your physician about your past and present medical history, including the names of medications taken then and now.

Q: Any additional storage precautions?

A: Keep your medications away from heat or light. Store them according to the directions on the label and out of reach of children.
Last Updated on: 31 Jul 2020 | 07:00 PM (IST)
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