Azithromycin 500 mg Tablet

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Azithromycin 500 mg Tablet Information

Azithromycin 500 mg Tablet, a prescription drug, is manufactured in various forms such as Tablet. It is primarily used for the treatment of Ear Infection, Tonsillitis, Pneumonia. The alternative uses of Azithromycin 500 mg Tablet have also been explained below.

Medical history of the patient along with age and gender determines the dosage of Azithromycin 500 mg Tablet. Dosage also depends on the route of administration and your chief complaint for which the drug is prescribed. This information has been provided in detail in the dosage section.

The most common side effects of Azithromycin 500 mg Tablet are Nausea or vomiting, Diarrhoea, Headache. Besides the aforementioned side effects, there are other adverse effects of Azithromycin 500 mg Tablet as well, which are listed below. Such side effects of Azithromycin 500 mg Tablet normally do not last long and go away once the treatment is completed. Please speak with your doctor if these side effects worsen or persist for a longer duration.

Azithromycin 500 mg Tablet's effect during pregnancy is Safe and Safe while nursing. Further, the section on Azithromycin 500 mg Tablet related warnings talks about Azithromycin 500 mg Tablet's effects on the liver, heart and kidney.

The section on Azithromycin 500 mg Tablet contraindications lists all such conditions.

Drug reaction of Azithromycin 500 mg Tablet with other medicines has been reported. See below for a complete list.

In addition to these precautions, you may also note that Azithromycin 500 mg Tablet is safe while driving, and is is addictive in nature.



Azithromycin 500 mg Tablet Benefits & Uses

Azithromycin 500 mg Tablet is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Azithromycin 500 mg Tablet Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: Ear Infection (Otitis Media)
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 1 Tablet
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: 3 days
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Geriatric
  • Disease: Ear Infection (Otitis Media)
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 1 Tablet
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: 3 days
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor

Azithromycin 500 mg Tablet Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Azithromycin 500 mg Tablet safe for pregnant women?


    Pregnant women can take Azithromycin safely.

    Safe
  • Is the use of Azithromycin 500 mg Tablet safe during breastfeeding?


    Azithromycin does not show any harmful effects in lactating women.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Azithromycin 500 mg Tablet on the Kidneys?


    Very few cases of side effects of Azithromycin on kidney have been reported.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Azithromycin 500 mg Tablet on the Liver?


    Azithromycin may have mild side effects on the liver. Most people will never see any effect on the liver.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Azithromycin 500 mg Tablet on the Heart?


    Azithromycin is rarely harmful for the heart.

    Mild


Azithromycin 500 mg Tablet Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Azithromycin 500 mg Tablet unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Azithromycin 500 mg Tablet

  • Is this Azithromycin 500 mg Tablet habit forming or addictive?


    No, you will not get addicted to Azithromycin 500 mg Tablet.

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    Azithromycin 500 mg Tablet does not cause dizziness or sleep, so you can drive a vehicle or operate machinery also.

    Safe
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, but consume Azithromycin 500 mg Tablet only on doctor's advice.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    There is no benefit of taking Azithromycin 500 mg Tablet for mental disorders.

    No

Azithromycin 500 mg Tablet Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Azithromycin 500 mg Tablet


    Taking Azithromycin 500 mg Tablet with food does not cause any problems.

    Safe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Azithromycin 500 mg Tablet


    It is difficult to say anything about the effect of Azithromycin 500 mg Tablet and alcohol. No research has been done on this yet.

    Unknown


Frequently asked Questions about Azithromycin 500 mg Tablet

Question about 5 years ago

Can I discontinue Azithromycin on my own without doctors advice?

Dr. Braj Bhushan Ojha BAMS , Gastroenterology, Dermatology, Psychiatry, Ayurveda, Sexology, Diabetology

Discontinuing Azithromycin on your own can increase the chances of bacterial resistance and may cause a relapse of the infection. It is recommended that you always consult your doctor before discounting this drug.

Question about 5 years ago

What does Azithromycin treat?

Dr. Ayush Pandey MBBS, PG Diploma , General Physician

Azithromycin is used to treat a number of bacterial infections, such as respiratory tract infection, sexually transmitted disease (STD), pneumonia, bronchitis, ear infection, Lyme disease, Mycobacterium Avium Bacteria Infection, whooping cough, sinuses, skin, throat, and infections of the lungs. It will not work for viral infection and other pathogenic infections such as cold, flu.

Question about 5 years ago

Can you drink alcohol while taking Azithromycin?

Dr. Kuldeep Meena MBBS, MD , Cardiology, Neurology, Pediatrics, Dermatology, Pulmonology, Nephrology, General Physician, Other, Infectious Disease, Emergency Medicine, Allergy and Immunology, Internal Medicine, Multispeciality

No harmful interactions are found between Azithromycin and alcohol, it does not reduce the effectiveness of the drug. However, alcohol can cause liver damage and dehydration in some people which may increase the severity of side effects, if taken together. So, it is better to avoid taking alcohol with Azithromycin.

Question about 5 years ago

Can Azithromycin treat pneumonia?

Dr. Rahul Poddar MBBS, DNB, MBBS, DNB , General Surgery

Yes, Azithromycin can be prescribed for pneumonia. It is a medical condition which affects the lungs, characterized by inflammation of alveoli or other related structure which are responsible for respiration. Usually, Azithromycin is prescribed for treating pneumonia. However, it is best to consult your doctor about the right treatment for pneumonia.

Question almost 5 years ago

Can Azithromycin cause diarrheoa?

Dr. Faisal Mukhtar MBBS, PG Dip, DNB , Ophthalmology

Yes, Azithromycin may cause diarrhea. Diarrhea is a common side effect of this drug. If you experience diarrhea after taking this medicine, please consult your doctor immediately and follow his/her instructions.



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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience



References

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Zithromax (azithromycin)

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 754



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