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Azo Information

Azo is a prescription medicine that is available as a Tablet. It is typically used for the treatment of Ear Infection, Tonsillitis, Pneumonia. Secondary and off-label uses of Azo have also been mentioned below.

The optimal dosage of Azo is largely dependent on the individual's body weight, medical history, gender and age. Besides the medical condition it is advised for, the route of administration also plays an important role in determining the correct drug dosage. Refer to the dosage section for a detailed discussion.

Azo also has some side effects, the most common being Nausea or vomiting, Diarrhoea, Headache. Some other side effects of Azo have been listed ahead. Usually, these side effects of Azo go away soon, and do not persist beyond the duration of the treatment. Please speak with your doctor if these side effects worsen or persist for a longer duration.

In addition, Azo's effect is Safe during pregnancy and Safe for lactating mothers. Further, the section on Azo related warnings talks about Azo's effects on the liver, heart and kidney.

Other contraindications of Azo have been discussed in the sections ahead.

Drug interactions for Azo have been reported in the medical literature. A complete list of these interactions is given below.

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



Azo Benefits & Uses

Azo is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Azo 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: Bronchitis
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 500 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: 3 days
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Geriatric
  • Disease: Bronchitis
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 500 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: 3 days
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
  • Disease: Bronchitis
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 500 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: 3 days
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
2 - 12 years (Child)
  • Disease: Ear Infection (Otitis Media)
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 10 mg/kg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: 3 days
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Adult(Female)
  • Disease: Cervicitis
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 1 g
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 Weekly
  • Course Duration: 3 weeks
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Adult(Male)
  • Disease: Urethritis
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 1 g
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 Weekly
  • Course Duration: 3 weeks
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor

Azo Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Azo safe for pregnant women?


    Pregnant women can take Azo safely.

    Safe
  • Is the use of Azo safe during breastfeeding?


    Breastfeeding women can safely use Azo.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Azo on the Kidneys?


    Azo rarely harms the kidneys.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Azo on the Liver?


    Very few cases of side effects of Azo on the liver have been reported.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Azo on the Heart?


    Side effects of Azo rarely affect the heart.

    Mild


Severe Interaction of Azo with Other Drugs

Azo should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Life Threatening

Severe

Moderate



Azo Contraindications

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



Frequently asked Questions about Azo

  • Is this Azo habit forming or addictive?


    No, you will not get addicted to Azo.

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


    Yes, it is safe to do these activities or work after taking Azo as it does not make you drowsy.

    Safe
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, but consume Azo only on doctor's advice.

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


    No, the use of Azo in mental disorders is not effective.

    No

Azo Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Azo


    Taking Azo with food does not harm your health.

    Safe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Azo


    Due to lack of research, nothing can be said about side effects of consuming alcohol while taking Azo.

    Unknown


Frequently asked Questions about Azo

Question almost 5 years ago

Is Azo safe?

Dr. Tarun kumar MBBS , Other

Yes, Azo is safe to use, if taken a prescribed amount and duration as advised by the doctor. However, few side effects are observed such as diarrhea, constipation, abdominal pain. If you feel above mention side effects after taking medicine, please consult your doctor right away and follow his/her instructions.

Question over 5 years ago

Can I discontinue Azo on my own without doctors advice?

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

Discontinuing Azo 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 should I do if I'm allergic to Azo?

Dr Anjum Mujawar MBBS, MBBS , Emergency Medicine

If you are allergic to Azo then do not take it. If you have already taken it and you are experiencing allergic reactions do not delay inform your doctor immediately.

Question about 5 years ago

How does Azo work in the body?

Dr. Vedprakash Verma MBBS, MD , Cardiology

Azo is a macrolide antibiotic, it works by inhibiting the bacterial protein synthesis which is necessary for bacteria to perform vital activities Thus, it stops the growth of bacteria in our body and prevents the infections. Its effects may be bacteriostatic or bactericidal depending on the drug concentration.

Question almost 5 years ago

Can I take Azo for sore throat?

Dr. Vipin Khadse MBBS , General Physician

Yes, you can take Azo for a sore throat, if it is caused by bacteria. It's very difficult to distinguish between a sore throat caused due to a viral or bacterial infection. Hence take it only when a doctor has prescribed it to you.



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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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