Dosage form: Coated tablets.
Tablets of 250 mg: pink, round, biconcave, film-coated.
Tablets 500 mg: pink, oblong, biconvex, film-coated, with risk on one side.
Before you start taking this medicine, read carefully the entire leaflet-insert:
- Do not throw this sheet away. You may need to read it again.
- If you have any questions, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
- This medicine should be prescribed to you by a doctor. Do not pass it on to others. This can harm them, even if their symptoms are the same as yours.
- If any of the side effects become serious or if you notice any side effects not listed in this document, please inform your doctor or pharmacist.
What is Azab 250 and what is it used for?
Each Azithromycin tablet contains 250 mg of active ingredient azithromycin and auxiliaries: sodium starch glycolate, microcrystalline cellulose, talc, sodium lauryl sulfate, magnesium stearate, corn starch; shell – Opadrai II pink (polyvinyl alcohol, macrogol, titanium dioxide, talc, red charming (E 129), tartrazine (E 102)).
This drug belongs to the group of macrolide antibiotics. Antibiotics suppress the growth of microorganisms that cause infections.
Azithromycin is used in the following cases:
Treatment of infectious diseases caused by microorganisms sensitive to Azithromycin:
- Upper respiratory tract infections (acute and chronic bacterial pharyngitis / tonsillitis, sinusitis, acute otitis media of the middle ear);
- Infections of the lower respiratory tract (acute bacterial bronchitis, exacerbation of chronic bronchitis, community-acquired bacterial pneumonia, including caused by atypical pathogens);
- Infections of the skin and soft tissues (uncomplicated forms of achne vulgaris, chronic migratory erythema (the initial stage of Lyme disease), erysipelas, impetigo, secondary pyodermatosis);
- Sexually transmitted infections (urethritis, cervicitis);
- Diseases of the stomach and duodenum associated with Helicobacter pylori.
Do not take Azab 250 in the following cases:
- You have an allergy to Azithromycin, other macrolide antibiotics (erythromycin, clarithromycin) or to any other component of the drug;
- If you take ergot alkaloid derivatives: ergotamine, dihydroergotamine (possibly development of ergotoxicity).
Do not hesitate to consult a doctor in the following cases:
- In the presence of any problems of the liver, kidneys or heart;
- If you take ergot alkaloid derivatives: ergotamine, dihydroergotamine;
- If you are pregnant or nursing.
Be sure to inform your doctor if you have the following symptoms when taking Azithromycin:
- Palpitation in the chest or heart rhythm disturbance;
- Muscle weakness.
Immediately inform your doctor if a liquid stool appears on the background of taking Azithromycin or after the time after taking it! Do not take any medication to treat a chair disorder before consulting your doctor!
Be sure to tell your doctor if you are taking any of the medicines listed below. It may be necessary to adjust the dose or additional tests:
- Derivatives of ergot alkaloids: ergotamine, dihydroergotamine;
- Warfarin or other medications to reduce blood clotting;
- Cyclosporine (for suppressing immunity);
- Antacids (to reduce the acidity of the stomach);
- Digoxin (for the treatment of heart failure);
- Terfenadine (for the treatment of allergic reactions).
Inform the doctor if you are taking any other medicines not listed on this list.
Pregnancy and lactation
If you are pregnant (suspect that you are pregnant), breastfeed, be sure to consult your doctor before use.
Influence on the ability to drive and work with machinery
Does not affect the ability to drive and work with machinery.
How to take Azab 250
Take Azithromycin strictly as directed by your doctor. If you are not sure about something, ask again.
Azab 250is taken orally, without chewing, 1 time per day, one hour before a meal or two hours after a meal, as food affects the absorption of Azithromycin.
Usual dose for adults and children with body weight ≥ 45 kg:
500 mg once a day for 3 days.
With various diseases, the doctor may prescribe a dose and treatment regimen, different from the above. If you are not sure about something, ask again. Carefully read the indication of the dosage on the package, this will help to take the required number of tablets.
Continue treatment according to the doctor’s prescription, even if you feel better. If there is no improvement after completing the prescribed course of treatment, see a doctor.
If you took a dose of Azithromycin greater than recommended by a doctor:
If the number of tablets per day you took exceeds the amount that your doctor recommended, or your child swallowed the pill, consult a doctor or call an Ambulance.
If you forgot to take another dose of Azab 250 in time:
Take the pill as soon as you remember it. Take the next dose according to the doctor’s prescription. The total number of Azithromycin tablets taken during the day should not exceed the amount prescribed by the doctor. Do not take a double dose if you miss another dose.
Possible side effects of Azab 250
If any of the symptoms described below occur during treatment with Azithromycin, stop taking the medication immediately and consult a doctor:
- A liquid stool for a long time, possibly with an admixture of blood or mucus in it. A liquid stool may appear even two months after taking Azithromycin;
- Sudden wheezing, shortness of breath, swelling of the face or swallowing, rash, itching, especially all over the body. These symptoms may indicate an allergic reaction;
- Severe skin disorders with the appearance of blisters on the skin, mouth, lips, eyes or genitals. These are the symptoms of a rare allergic reaction called toxic epidermal necrolysis;
- Frequent or irregular heart rhythm;
- Low blood pressure.
The most common side effects when taking Azab 250(found in 1 person out of 10):
- Gastric spasms;
- Stool disorder.
Frequent side effects with Azithromycin (less common than in 1 of 10 people):
- Dizziness, headache;
- Numbness, tingling;
- Weakness, indigestion;
- Loss of appetite, a taste disorder;
- Vision and hearing impairment;
- Rash or peeling of the skin;
- Pain in the joints;
- Low number of lymphocytes, a large number of eosinophils in the blood;
- Fatigue, weakness.
Other more rare side effects of Azab 250 (less common than one in 100):
- Fungal diseases of the oral cavity or genital organs;
- Low number of leukocytes, neutrophils in the blood;
- Allergic reactions of varying severity;
- Blisters on the skin, in the mouth, on the lips, eyes or genitals;
- Skin sensitivity to sunlight;
- Decreased sensitivity;
- Deterioration of hearing, circles before the eyes;
- Strong heartbeat, chest pain;
- Constipation or pain in the stomach, accompanied by a loose stool and fever;
- Inflammation of the liver and changes in hepatic tests;
- General weakness;
- General discomfort;
- Changes in blood tests.
Be sure to consult with your doctor if any of these symptoms appear, if they do not go away and bother you, or if any other unusual and not described in this sheet occur!
Store in a place protected from moisture and light at a temperature of no higher than 25 ° C. Keep out of the reach of children.
3 years. Do not use the drug after the expiration date.
According to doctor’s prescription.
6 tablets (for tablets 250 mg) and 2, 3 or 6 tablets (for tablets 500 mg) in cans of polymeric. Sealing means – medical cotton wool.
One bank together with the leaflet is placed in the secondary packaging.