AZITROX . 250 mg. 6 tablets
AZITROX . 250 mg. 6 tablets
AZITROX WHAT IS AND WHAT IT IS USED
AZITROX is an antibiotic for treating bacterial infections. It belongs to a novel class of macrolide antibiotics, which are called azalides. An effective against a broad spectrum of bacteria that cause infections.
AZITROX can be used to treat these infections, caused by susceptible microorganisms:
infections of the upper respiratory tract bacterial infection of the pharynx, tonsil, paranasal sinuses;
infections of the middle ear;
infections of the lower respiratory tract infection of the bronchi and lungs;
infections of skin and soft tissue including migratory erythema (first Lyme disease - a potential infection after a bite from an infected tick);
infections of the stomach and the duodenum caused by Helicobacter pylori;
sexually transmitted disease caused by Chlamydia trachomatis.
2 BEFORE USING AZITROX
Do not take AZITROX
if you have or have ever had an allergic reaction (skin rash or wheezing) after taking AZITROX or any other macrolide antibiotic if you are hypersensitive (allergic) to any of the ingredients of AZITROX (see p. 6 Further information);
if you are taking ergot derivatives such as ergotamine (used to treat migraine).
Take special care with AZITROX
Before starting treatment with AZITROX your doctor needs to know if you have or have had any of the following conditions:
if you are pregnant or trying to get pregnant;
if you are breastfeeding.
This product is not intended for children weighing less than 45 kg.
Taking other medicines
Before you take AZITROX tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines:
Ergotamine (used in migraine treatment);
Warfarin or similar drugs used to prevent the formation of blood clots;
Ciclosporin (used to suppress the immune system, the prevention and treatment of rejection of a transplanted organ or bone marrow);
Digoxin (used to treat heart failure);
Theophylline (used to treat asthma);
Terfenadine (for hay fever or skin allergy);
Antacids (indigestion) AZITROX should be taken one hour before or two hours after taking antacids.
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription.
Taking AZITROX with food and drink
AZITROX 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.
Your doctor should be informed about breastfeeding or pregnancy (even suspected).
Pregnant or nursing women should not use AZITROX unless absolutely necessary.
Driving and using machines
Not expected AZITROX affect your ability 'to drive or operate machinery.
Important information about some of the ingredients of AZITROX
No special precautions for use associated with inactive ingredients in this product.
3 HOW TO USE AZITROX
Always take AZITROX exactly as your doctor has told you. If you are not sure, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Adults, including the elderly and children weighing more than 45 kg:
AZITROX should be administered once a day, at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after eating.
In respiratory tract infections, infections of skin and soft tissues (except migratory erythema) - 500 mg (one tablet azithromycin 500 or two tablets of azithromycin 250) once daily for three days.
Migratory erythema: day 1 g (2 tablets azithromycin 500 at a time) from the second to the fifth day - 500 mg daily (1 tablet azithromycin 500).
Diseases, sexually transmitted: a single dose of 1 g (two tablets azithromycin 500 mg).
Upon infection of the stomach and the duodenum caused by Helicobacter pylori: 1 g (two tablets of azithromycin 500) in combination with antisecretory and other means at the option of the physician. It is not necessary to adjust the dose in elderly patients.
If you take more than you should AZITROX
If you take more tablets at once, inform your doctor. Show him / her the box with the other tablets. No overdose of azithromycin. Overdose of macrolide antibiotics (antibiotics group to which it belongs and AZITROX) manifests as transient hearing loss, severe nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
If you forget to take AZITROX
Do not take a double dose to make up for lost.
If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as possible. Take the next dose after 24 hours.
If you stop taking AZITROX
Do not stop treatment prescribed by your doctor even if you feel better. If you stop taking AZITROX too soon, the infection may develop again.
If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
4 POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
As with all medications, AZITROX can cause side effects, although not everyone gets them.
Tell your doctor if after taking this medicine you get any of these symptoms. Though very rare, the symptoms can be severe.
Sudden onset of wheezing, difficulty breathing, swelling of eyelids, face or lips, rash or itching (especially affecting the whole body).
The most common side effects when taking AZITROX are listed below. They may disappear during treatment with adapting your body to the drug. Tell your doctor if any side effects continue to bother you.
Common side effects (likely to occur in less than 1 in 10 patients):
upset stomach, abdominal cramps, feeling of nausea, diarrhea.
Uncommon side effects occurring in less than 1 in 100:
bloating, loss of appetite, loose stools, indigestion;
inflammation or itching in the vagina;
headache, dizziness, drowsiness, seizures with loss of consciousness, impaired sense of smell and taste;
allergic skin reactions (rash and / or itching);
Rare side effects that occur in less than 1 in 1000 patients taking AZITROX include:
fungal inflammation of the mouth and vagina;
feeling restless, gnevnost, irritability or anxiety, insomnia, feeling of hyperactivity, numbness or "pins and needles";
hearing impaired, temporary deafness or tinnitus;
chest pain, rapid and irregular heartbeat;
low blood pressure;
tiredness or weakness;
constipation, discoloration of the tongue;
inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis);
inflammatory bowel disease;
inflammation of the liver (hepatitis), changes in liver enzymes, yellowing of the skin or eyes (jaundice) or liver failure (rarely life-threatening);
inflammation of the kidney or renal failure;
skin sensitivity to sunlight stronger than normal, severe skin rash, redness, and scaling;
changes in the number of blood cells.
If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice other effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
5 HOW TO STORE AZITROX
Keep out of reach of children.
Keep at temperatures below 25 ° C in the original package.
Do not use after the expiry date printed on the box / blister. 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.
6 FURTHER INFORMATION
The active substance is azithromycin (250 mg / 500 mg per tablet AZITROX 250 / AZITROX 500).
The excipients are: prezhelatirano corn starch, croscarmellose sodium, calcium hydrogen phosphate, magnesium stearate, sodium lauryl sulfate, hypromellose 2910/5, titanium dioxide, macrogol 6000, talc, simethicone emulsion SE 4, polysorbate 80.
What is AZITROX and contents of container
AZITROX 250: white to off-white, round tablets with a lenticular shape.
AZITROX 500: white to off-white film-coated tablets.