AZIBEST 500MG TABLET
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AZIBEST 500MG TABLET belongs to a group of medicines known as macrolide antibiotics. It is used to treat various bacterial infections of the respiratory system (like pneumonia, bronchitis, tonsillitis, pharyngitis and sinusitis), skin infections (like acne and rosacea), ear infections, and sexually transmitted infections. A bacterial infection is a condition in which bacteria grows in the body and cause infection. It can target any body part and multiple very quickly.
AZIBEST 500MG TABLET slow the growth or sometimes kill the harmful bacteria by preventing the production of proteins required by the bacteria for its survival. AZIBEST 500MG TABLET does not treat a viral infection like flu or a common cold.
AZIBEST 500MG TABLET should only be taken if advised by your doctor. It can be taken with or without food but should be consumed at a fixed time for the best results. AZIBEST 500MG TABLET should not be consumed more than the recommended dose, to avoid unpleasant side effects. And also, the course should be completed even if you feel better as it is an antibiotic. Some common side effects of AZIBEST 500MG TABLET are diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, indigestion. An allergic reaction such as rashes, itching, swelling, and shortness of breath can occur in rare cases. Please consult your doctor if an allergic reaction becomes severe.
Tell your doctor if you have liver problems, muscle problem (myasthenia gravis), heart rhythm disorder (arrhythmia), electrolyte imbalance (low potassium or magnesium level). If you have diarrhoea without blood or mucus for more than four days, you should consult a doctor. However, do not take any anti-diarrheal medicine until your doctor tells you. It is not known whether AZIBEST 500MG TABLET harm baby or passes into breast milk in pregnancy and breastfeeding state. It is better to contact a doctor before using AZIBEST 500MG TABLET during pregnancy and while breastfeeding. Avoid too much exposure to sunlight as AZIBEST 500MG TABLET can make your skin sensitive to sunburn. In this case, it is advisable to wear protective clothing or apply sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher) when you are outdoors.
Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight
Most of the side effects of AZIBEST 500MG TABLET do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects are persistent, reach out to your doctor. The most common side effect of AZIBEST 500MG TABLET are diarrhoea, feeling or being sick (nausea or vomiting), and stomach cramps, loss of appetite, bloating and indigestion. Very rarely, it can cause chest pain, skin rash, stomach pain, yellowing of skin/eyes, seizures (fits), dark urine, hallucination, ringing in the ear (tinnitus), imbalance disorder (vertigo). These side effects may be for a short interval of time, but if these persists speak with the doctor.
Tell your doctor if you have liver problems (jaundice), muscle problem (myasthenia gravis), heart rhythm disorder (arrhythmia), electrolyte imbalance (low potassium or magnesium level). In rare case, the use of AZIBEST 500MG TABLET can cause diarrhoea, so in case if you have watery or bloody diarrhoea, stop taking AZIBEST 500MG TABLET and call your doctor. However, do not take any anti-diarrheal medicine until your doctor tells you. It is not known whether AZIBEST 500MG TABLET harm the baby in pregnancy or not. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant, planning for pregnancy or breastfeeding before using AZIBEST 500MG TABLET. Do not take AZIBEST 500MG TABLET if you are allergic to AZIBEST 500MG TABLET or other macrolide antibiotics, using cholesterol-lowering drugs (statins like simvastatin, lovastatin etc.), anti-gout or anti-arthritis drugs (colchicine) and medicine for treating overactive bladder (tolterodine). AZIBEST 500MG TABLET is not recommended for the patients with pneumonia who are judged to be inappropriate for oral therapy due to moderate to severe illness or risk factor.
AZIBEST 500MG TABLET should not be taken until prescribed if you are taking alcohol. Keep your doctor informed if you drink alcohol.
There is insufficient information available about the use of AZIBEST 500MG TABLET during pregnancy. Therefore you should not use AZIBEST 500MG TABLET during pregnancy unless explicitly advised by your doctor.
AZIBEST 500MG TABLET is partially passed through the mother’s milk, therefore it should not be used if you are breastfeeding.
There are no data available about the influence of AZIBEST 500MG TABLET on the ability to drive or operate machines. However, AZIBEST 500MG TABLET may cause dizziness and seizures so make sure you are not affected before driving or operating machinery.
You should tell your doctor if you have liver problems as your doctor may need to alter the normal dose.
You should tell your doctor if you have kidney problems as your doctor may need to alter the normal dose.
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Do not take antacids that contain aluminium or magnesium hydroxide within 2 hours before or after you take AZIBEST 500MG TABLET. These antacids can interact with AZIBEST 500MG TABLET and make them less effective when taken at the same time.
Never stop the treatment with AZIBEST 500MG TABLET on your own as the infection may come back again (relapse) if the prescribed treatment is not completely taken. Before stopping AZIBEST 500MG TABLET once discuss this with your doctor.
If you forget to take AZIBEST 500MG TABLET, take your dose as soon as possible. If it is almost time for the next dose, just skip that dose and take the next one when it is due. If in doubt, please contact your doctor. Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose
AZIBEST 500MG TABLET contains lactose monohydrate so if you have intolerance towards sugars, consult your doctor before starting AZIBEST 500MG TABLET.
AZIBEST 500MG TABLET can cause diarrhoea, which may be a sign of a new infection. If you have diarrhoea that is watery or bloody, call your doctor. Do not use anti-diarrhoea medicine unless your doctor tells you to.
You should avoid taking AZIBEST 500MG TABLET if you have colitis (intestine inflammation), heart rhythm disorder, liver disease (like jaundice), and muscle problem (like myasthenia gravis). Contact your doctor if you have these conditions before taking AZIBEST 500MG TABLET.
No, it is a Schedule H drug that can be taken only if your doctor has prescribed it. Taking it on your own or self-medication can cause unwanted side-effects and lead to antibiotic resistance thereby lowering its efficiency.
Yes in some cases, people using AZIBEST 500MG TABLET may get a fungal skin infection known as thrush. It happens because AZIBEST 500MG TABLET also kills harmless bacteria that protects against thrush.
Clinical evidence suggests that AZIBEST 500MG TABLET does not affect the working of any oral birth control pills and contraceptives devices.
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