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What is Azithral-500?
Azithral is used to stop the growth of bacteria and treat infections. The active ingredient azithromycin belongs to a class of medications called macrolide antibiotics. The tablets can be used to treat certain bacterial infections such as pneumonia, sexually transmitted diseases (STD) and bronchitis as well as infections of the throat, skin, sinuses and the ears. The medication can be used to treat certain types of bacterial infections but cannot be used to treat viral infections such as the flu or common cold.
How is Azithral-500 used?
Azithral should be taken once every 24 hours or as directed by a doctor. The medication can be taken with or without food but should be taken with plenty of fluids throughout the treatment. Contact a doctor for the correct length of treatment and dosage as it will depend on the patient's condition and their response to the therapy. Continue taking the tablets until the fully prescribed amount is complete, even if symptoms have healed, as abruptly stopping the treatment may cause a relapse in the patient's condition and allowing the bacteria to become immune to antibiotics.
Azithral can cause unwanted side effects such as:
- Upset stomach
- Stomach pain
- Loss of appetite
Contact a doctor immediately should side effects persist or encounter more severe side effects such as:
- Unusual bleeding or bruising
- Dark colored urine
- Flu like symptoms
- Unusual fatigue
- Oral or vaginal thrush
- Difficulty breathing or swallowing
- Irregular heartbeat
Immediately proceed to your nearest emergency department if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms usually associated with such a reaction include difficulty breathing or swallowing, chest tightness, swelling, skin rashes, and hives.
Azithral-500 is not always suitable for all patients. Always consult your health care provider prior to using this medication if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to conceive, using any other medication (prescription or non-prescription), using any herbal products or supplements, or if you have any allergies or other health problems.
The correct dosage and prescription commonly depend on the patient and the condition being treated. Do not adjust your dosage without the approval of your health care provider. This product is only for use as prescribed and instructed.