In this blog, I will give you information regarding azithromycin Antibiotic.It is used to treat many bacterial infections.
Antibiotic means medicine which inhibit growth or destroy bacteria.There are many antibiotics available today in market.It is differenciate under groups.
Azithromycin antibiotic comes under macrolides group.It discover in 1980 & in medical use since 1988.As per W.H.O. it is most essential,most effective & safest antibiotic.
Here, I will explain azithromycin
- Respiratory tract infection (RTI)
- Urinary tract infection (UTI)
- Ear – otitis media
- Skin & soft tissue infection
- Genital infections
Gonorrhoea, Chlamydial infection
- Also useful in Covid19 as per reseach
Azithromycin kills many bacteria mention as below
Typhoid is caused by salmonella typhi bacteria.So, azithromycin also given in typhoid fever. Mostly it is given at the end of treatment for 5 days to clear bacterial infection from intestine. Go To List
|Approx 20-40mg/kg/day in three divided doses|
|10 KG child||100mg/day||100mg once|
|20 KG child||200mg/day||200mg once|
|50kg or more||500mg/day||500mg or 250mg + 250mg Go To List|
Each & every molecule which have effect, it has also side-effect.We can not deny adverse effect or side-effect.But it is not happen to everybody, it only occurs to someone who have sensitivity to particular molecule.
It is patient’s responsibility that they should bring sensitivity report with them if any, while consulting doctor.
If adverse effect occur, that may like as below.
- Nausea,vomiting,diarrhoea,epigastric distress
- Allergy – skin rashes,urticaria
- Cardiac effect – it increases QT interval,it means it causes abnormal changes in electrical activity of heart.So,this medicine should be avoid in person who have heart problem.
Use cautiously in hepatic & renal impairment
Pseudomembranous colitis Go To List
BRAND NAMES & AVAILABLE STRENGTH
Azithromycin is available in market with many brand names as below
- Zathrin made by CDC
- Zady made by mankind
- Azibact made by ipca
- Azee made by cipla
It’s available in different strength as below
- 100mg liquid
- 200mg liquid
- 250mg tablet
- 500mg tablet Go To List
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