Azyxin Plus 500/75 Mg Tablet 3
Azithromycin is most commonly used in the treatment of bacterial throat infections, skin infections (treatment of acne). Azithromycin relieves cough and cold symptoms by treating nasal, lung, and chest infections (bronchitis). It is also prescribed for ear, skin, soft tissues, and sexually transmitted genital and urinary infections. Ambroxol is a mucolytic agent which is used in the treatment of lung diseases such as bronchitis, chronic inflammatory pulmonary conditions, tracheobronchitis, emphysema with bronchitis pneumoconiosis, and bronchiectasis.
How does the drug work?
Azithromycin acts by preventing the growth of bacteria. It interferes with the bacterial protein synthesis thereby inhibiting their growth. Ambroxol acts by breaking down the fibers of the mucus, in reducing the viscosity and thinning the sputum. Thus, the sputum can be readily removed through coughing.
What are the common side effects ?
The side effects of azithromycin include nausea and vomiting, stomach pain and upset, diarrhea, headache, dizziness, decreased sense of taste or smell, nervous feeling, tired feeling, sleep disturbances, vaginal itching or discharge, mild rash or itching, ringing in your ears and problems with hearing. The common side effects of ambroxol are produced in the stomach and intestine which are mild. They may include constipation, diarrhea, excess salivation, nausea, vomiting,
Important Information for Safe Use
• Consult a doctor before taking Azyxin plus drug during pregnancy and breast feeding.
• Avoid taking Azyxin drug if allergic to any of its ingredients.
• Be cautious in taking Azyxin plus drug while suffering from kidney and liver diseases.
• Avoid taking antacids before or after two hours of taking Azyxin medication.
• Consult a doctor before taking Azyxin drug if there is a history of severe allergic reactions.
• Consult a doctor immediately if damage to skin or mucosa is observed while taking Azyxin medication.
FAQs : Azithromycin
1. Is azithromycin safe for children? Yes. Azithromycin is also available in syrup dosage form; it is safe for children if taken in the prescribed dose.
2. Is azithromycin similar to erythromycin in action? No. Azithromycin is next generation antibiotic of erythromycin class which is more potent. Both are different type of antibiotics belonging to same class.
3. I am on azithromycin medication. I have skipped a dose and had food, what should I do? Take the medicine 2 hours after taking the food. If it’s time for the next dose skip the missed dose and continue with the regular dose. Do not take both skipped as well as regular at a time.
4. I have taken azithromycin for throat infection without knowing that I am pregnant. Does it harm the fetus? Azithromycin is relatively safe during pregnancy. It does not harm the fetus of the mother who has taken this drug during pregnancy. However, consult your doctor before intentionally taking this drug during pregnancy or breast feeding.
5. Does azithromycin relieve the symptoms of flu? Flu is a viral infection, azithromycin is an anti-bacterial agent which is in-effective in treating viral infections. Ambroxol
1. How long does it take ambroxol to produce action? It takes about 30 minutes to show the mucolytic action.
2. Can I use ambroxol during pregnancy? It is especially unsafe to take ambroxol during the first trimester of pregnancy. Ask a doctor for the drug right for you.
3. What is the dose of ambroxol for children below two years? For children below two years, the usual dose of ambroxol is half teaspoon of the syrup, twice daily (5ml contains 15 mg of the drug).
4. How to store ambroxol? Store ambroxol medicine at a temperature below 30C and keep it away from the reach of children.
5. What are the forms in which ambroxol is available? Ambroxol is available in the form of tablets and syrup.