AZIMED 250 mg. 6 tablets

AZIMED 250 mg. 6 tablets
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Azimed is a macrolide antibiotic from the group of azalides, a new generation macrolides.
It inhibits protein synthesis in the bacterial cell and results in the treatment of certain infections.

AZIMED 250 mg. 6 tablets

 
 
WHAT AZIMED 250 mg tablets AND WHAT IT IS USED?

Azimed is a macrolide antibiotic from the group of azalides, a new generation macrolides.

It inhibits protein synthesis in the bacterial cell and results in the treatment of certain infections.

Azimed be used to treat infections caused by susceptible microorganisms to antibiotics, such as:

- Infections of the upper respiratory tract - bacterial pharyngitis / tonsillitis, sinusitis and inflammation (otitis media) of the middle ear;

- Infections of the lower respiratory tract - bacterial bronchitis and pneumonia;

- Infections of the skin and soft tissues - the first stage of Lyme disease (an infectious disease carried by ticks), erysipelas (erysipelas), bacterial skin infections, acne;

- Uncomplicated genital infections caused by microorganism called Chlamydia;

- Infection of the stomach and the duodenum caused by the microorganism Helicobacter pylori known.

 

Do not take Azimed:

- If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to the active substance, to other macrolide antibiotics or any of the other ingredients of Azimed;

 
Take special care with Azimed:

 
allergic reactions

In rare cases, serious allergic reactions (rarely fatal) as swelling of the face and pharynx, difficulty breathing and more. You must inform your doctor if you are allergic to antibiotics or other drugs, or have any allergic disease.

 
superinfection

As with other antibacterial drugs, there is the possibility of superinfection (additional superimposed infections associated with ongoing antibiotic treatment), eg. fungal.

  pseudomembranous colitis

It is possible that the development of pseudomembranous colitis (inflammation of the colon, occurring with severe and persistent diarrhea), which may be of varying severity. We need to let your doctor know if you develop diarrhea.

Let your doctor if you have liver, kidney or heart disease.

 

Taking other medicines

Please tell your doctor shi pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription.

 
Antacids (medicines to relieve heartburn)

Simultaneous ingestion of antacids that contain aluminum or magnesium, reduces the absorption of Azimed. It is recommended to apply at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after taking an antacid product.

 
coumarin anticoagulants

Co-administration of Azimed and oral anticoagulants (drugs that prevent blood clots) can be observed an increased tendency to bleed.

 
Ergot alkaloids (medicines for the treatment of migraine)

Adoption of Azimed simultaneously with medicines of the ergot may lead to ergotism (ergot alkaloids poisoning, manifested by bruising limb claudication). Therefore Azimed should not be administered concurrently with a drug from the group consisting of ergot.

 
Terfenadine / Cisapride

Co-administration of Azimed with terfenadine or cisapride should be done with caution as it can lead to heart rhythm disturbances.

 
other

It has been found that macrolides (antibiotics group to which it belongs and Azimed) react with theophylline, digoxin, cyclosporin, astemizole, triazolam, midazolam. Although there are no data on the interaction of Azimed with these drugs, it is recommended that concomitant use should be carefully monitored. Your doctor may adjust the dosage of medication, if it considers it necessary.

 

Taking Azimed with food and drink

Azimed should be taken at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after meals.

 

Pregnancy and lactation

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before taking any medicine.

Azimed should be used during pregnancy only where strictly necessary.

Azimed is excreted in breast milk. If you are breastfeeding, you should not take medicines containing azithromycin.

 

Driving and using machines

Application of Azimed not affect the ability to drive or operate machinery.
 
3. HOW TO TAKE AZIMED 250 mg tablets

Always take Azimed exactly as your doctor tells you. If you are not sure, ask your doctor or pharmacist

Azimed administered once daily for at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after eating. The usual dose for adults and children weighing over 45 kg is:

- The recommended dose of azithromycin for the treatment of pneumonia acquired pneumonia of moderate severity, pharyngitis / tonsillitis (second line therapy) and uncomplicated skin and skin structure is 500 mg as a single dose the first day followed by 250 mg once a day 2 to 5 days.
- The recommended dose of azithromycin for the treatment of mild to moderate bacterial exacerbations of chronic pulmonary disease is 500 mg daily for 3 days or 500 mg as a single dose on the first day followed by 250 mg once a day from the second day to 5.
- The recommended dose of azithromycin for the treatment of chancroid (ulkus molecules), non-gonococcal urethritis and cervicitis due to microorganism Chlamydia is 1 g (1, 000 mg) as a single dose of azithromycin.
- The recommended dose of azithromycin for the treatment of urethritis and cervicitis due to a microorganism.
- For an average expressed form of Acne Vulgaris, the total dose is 6 g, and it is recommended in the following regimen: two 250 mg tablets once a day for 3 days, followed by two 250 mg tablets once a week for 9 weeks. The dose of the second week, must be taken 7 days after the first 2 tablets taken. Next 8 weeks should be taken two tablets once daily for 7 days interval.
- For migratory erythema (erythema migrans, which is the initial stage of Lyme disease), the total dose of azithromycin is 3 g, which is considered as indicated: 1 g (4 tablets of 250 mg) all at once on the first day followed by 500 mg of (two tablets of 250 mg) from the second to the fifth day of once-daily dosing.
- For the treatment of gastric and duodenal infections caused by Helicobacter pylori, the dose is 1 g (4 tablets of 250 mg) per day as a single dose, in combination with an antisecretory drug, and others, at the discretion of the attendant physician.

AZIMED 250 mg tablets is only suitable for children weighing less than 45 Kg, in which can be used dosage for adults.

renal failure

In patients with mild renal impairment is not necessary to adjust the dosage. There are no data on use in patients with moderate and severe renal impairment, and therefore in such cases should be approached with caution.

 
hepatic failure

Azithromycin is processed by the liver and excreted in the bile and not be used in patients with severe liver failure.
 
If you take more dose Azimed

When taking a higher dose of that ask for advice from a doctor!

No evidence of an overdose of azithromycin. Overdose with other drugs in the same group occurs with transient hearing loss, severe nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. In this case it is necessary to induce vomiting and seek immediate medical attention.

 
If you forget to take Azimed

If you forget to take the next dose then take the missed as soon as possible, but do not take the same time to the next. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed dose.

If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

 

POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS

Like all medicines, Azimed can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.

Common side effects (seen in more than 1 in 100 people taking Azimed)

- Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach discomfort.

Uncommon side effects (seen in more than 1 in 1000 people who have taken Azimed)

- Dizziness, drowsiness, headache, seizures, change in taste;

- Flatulence, indigestion, loss of appetite, loose stools;

- Allergic reactions including rash and persistent itching;

- Joint pain

- Burning or itching in the vagina (vaginitis).

Rare side effects (seen in more than 1 in 10,000 people who have taken Azimed)

- Reducing the number of blood platelets, which increases risk of bleeding or bruising (thrombocytopenia); mild and transient decrease in the number of white blood cells (neutropenia) without a confirmed causal relationship;

- Aggression, anxiety, nervousness;

- Tingling, general weakness (asthenia), insomnia, hyperactivity;

- Hearing disorders, deafness, tinnitus, usually at high doses and prolonged administration, in most cases, these disturbances were transient;

- Palpitations, irregular heartbeat, rapid heartbeat; abnormal lowering of the blood pressure (hypotension);
- Constipation, discoloration of the tongue, irritation of the colon, occurring with severe and persistent diarrhea (pseudomembranous colitis), inflammation of the pancreas;

- Hepatitis, yellowing of skin and whites of the eyes (jaundice), elevated liver enzymes, liver necrosis; liver failure;

- Allergic reactions including swelling of the face and pharynx, itchy, red skin (hives), photosensitivity; severe skin diseases accompanied by blistering of the skin, mouth, eyes and genitals;

- Nephritis, acute renal failure

- Fungal infections of the vagina (vaginal candidiasis).

If any of the side effects gets serious, or you notice other effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.

 

HOW TO STORE AZIMED 250 mg tablets

Do not store above 25 ° C. Keep out of reach of children!

Azimed not use after the expiry date stated on the carton. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.

Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help to protect the environment.

 

What does Azimed 250 mg tablets

The active agent is azithromycin. Each tablet contains azithromycin dihydrate equivalent to 250 mg of azithromycin.

Other ingredients are: corn starch, pregelatinized, calcium hydrogen phosphate anhydrous, croscarmellose sodium, magnesium stearate, sodium lauryl sulfate, Opadry II White Y-30-18037.


 
 
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