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Skifi Az 500mg Tablets

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Skifi Az 500mg Tablets Description

Skifi Az Tablet is an antibiotic medication. It contains a combination of azithromycin and cefixime as active substances. Skifi Az Tablet is used in the treatment of bacterial infections of the chest ...
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ContainsCefixime(200.0 Mg),Azithromycin(500.0 Mg)
UsesBacterial infections
Side effectsDiarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain
ClassificationANTIBIOTIC
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Uses of Skifi Az 500mg Tablets

Skifi Az Tablet is used to treat bacterial infections of the chest and lungs (bronchitis, pneumonia), throat (tonsillitis, pharyngitis) nose (sinusitis), urinary system (cystitis and kidney infections...
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Contraindications of Skifi Az 500mg Tablets

  • If you are allergic to azithromycin, cefixime, or any other ingredient of Skifi Az Tablet.
  • If you are allergic to erythromycin, any macrolide or ketolide antibiotic, or cephalosporin antibiotics. If you are not sure what these medicines are, please confirm with your doctor.

Side effects of Skifi Az 500mg Tablets

  • Diarrhoea
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal pain
  • Flatulence (gas)

Precautions and Warnings of Skifi Az 500mg Tablets

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Skifi Az 500mg Tablets during pregnancy?
A:
Skifi Az Tablet should only be used during pregnancy if recommended by the doctor after assessing the need and the risk.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Skifi Az 500mg Tablets while breastfeeding?
A:
Skifi Az Tablet passes into human breast milk. This medicine should only be used during breastfeeding if recommended by the doctor after assessing the need and the risk.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Skifi Az 500mg Tablets?
A:
Skifi Az Tablet may cause dizziness, confusion, and movement disorders. If you experience any such effects after taking this medicine that may affect your ability to drive safely, it is advised to avoid driving.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Skifi Az 500mg Tablets?
A:
Limited information is available on the interaction of Skifi Az Tablet with alcohol. Ask your doctor for advice on the use of alcohol with this medicine.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have liver, kidney, or heart problems.
  • Your blood levels of potassium or magnesium are too low.
  • You develop signs of another infection.
  • You are taking any ergot derivatives such as ergotamine (to treat migraine).
  • You have a certain type of muscle weakness called myasthenia gravis.
  • You have ever had colitis.
  • You feel your heart beating in your chest or have an abnormal heartbeat, or get dizzy or faint or
  • suffer from any muscle weakness.
  • You develop diarrhoea or loose stools during or after treatment.
  • You develop severe skin reactions after using this medicine.

Mode of Action of Skifi Az 500mg Tablets

How Does It Work?

  • Skifi Az Tablet contains a combination of azithromycin and cefixime as active substances.
  • Azithromycin prevents the protein synthesis in the bacteria which kills or inhibits the growth of infection-causing bacteria.
  • Cefixime binds to certain proteins called penicillin-binding proteins (PBPs) in the bacteria. This prevents the formation of the bacterial cell wall and causes the death of infection-causing bacteria.

Directions for Use of Skifi Az 500mg Tablets

  • Take Skifi Az Tablet as a whole with sufficient water.
  • Always take this medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor.
  • Do not cut, break, or chew the medicine.
  • Do not consume more than the prescribed dose.
  • Do not discontinue the medicine on your own without consulting your doctor.

Interactions of Skifi Az 500mg Tablets

Interactions with other medicines

  • Some medicines can affect the way Skifi Az Tablet works, or this medicine itself can reduce the effectiveness of other medicines taken at the same time.
  • Inform your doctor about all the medicines, supplements, or herbals you are currently taking or might take to avoid any possible interaction.
  • Particular care should be taken if you are taking medicines called antacids - used for heartburn and indigestion, warfarin or similar medicines - used to thin the blood, zidovudine or nelfinavir - use...
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  • Ergotamine - used for migraine, should not be taken at the same time as Skifi Az Tablet.
  • Terfenadine - used to treat hay fever or skin allergy and hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine - used to treat conditions including rheumatoid arthritis, or to treat or prevent malaria, should not be tak...
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  • Skifi Az Tablet can make the effects of medicines like digoxin - used to treat heart failure and colchicine - used for gout and familial Mediterranean fever stronger.

Storage and disposal of Skifi Az 500mg Tablets

  • Store Skifi Az Tablet in a cool and dry place away from direct sunlight.
  • Keep out of reach of children and pets.

Dosage of Skifi Az 500mg Tablets

Overdose

Symptoms of overdose of Skifi Az Tablet include nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, and loss of hearing. If you think you have taken too much of this medicine, contact your doctor immediately or visit the ne...
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Missed a Dose

You should never miss your dose of antibiotics as it may increase your risk of re-infection. If you missed any dose of Skifi Az Tablet, take it as soon as you remember. If it's time for your next dose...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Arpit Verma

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: What is Skifi Az Tablet used for?

A: Skifi Az Tablet is used for the treatment of bacterial infections of the chest and lungs (bronchitis, pneumonia), throat (tonsillitis, pharyngitis) nose (sinusitis), urinary system (cystitis and kidney infections), ear, skin, and soft tissue.

Q: Is Skifi Az Tablet banned in India?

  • Yes, the Health Ministry has banned the fixed medicine combination (FDC) of azithromycin and cefixime, which includes Skifi Az Tablet.
  • https://www.nhp.gov.in/Complete-list-of-344-drugs-banned-by-the-Ministry-of-Health-Family-welfare_pg
Product Details
Brand
SKIFI AZ
Expires on or After
26/09/2022
Last Updated on: 05 Jun 2022 | 12:12 PM (IST)

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