AZETOR TABLETS

Tablets

AZETOR TABLETS

PACKING:
60x10x3 tablets

COMPOSITION:
Each film coated tablet contains:
Azithromycin Dihydrate
I.P.    
 
Equi.to Azithromycin Anhydrous    
 
500 mg
Excipients
 
q.s.
 
DESCRIPTION:
Azetor contains Azithromycin which is an azalide, a subclass of macrolide antibiotics. It is derived from Erythro mycin, with a methyl-substituted nitrogen atom incorporated into the lactone ring, thus making the lactone ring 15-membered.
 
MECHANISM OF ACTION:
Azithromycin, like all macrolide antibiotics, prevents bacteria from growing by interfering with their ability to make proteins. It acts by binding to the 50S ribosomal subunit of susceptible microorganisms and, thus, interfering with microbial protein synthesis. Due to the differences in the way proteins are made in bacteria and humans, the macrolide antibiotics do not interfere with human ability to make proteins.
 
INDICATIONS:
Azithromycin is used to treat many different infections, including non-streptococcal bacterial pharyngitis, gastrointestinal infections such as travellers diarrhea, respiratory tract infections such as pneumonia, cellulitis.
 
DOSAGE:
As directed by the physician.
 
CONTRAINDICATIONS:
No major contraindications but patients with known hypersensitivity to active ingredient. Avoid taking during pregnancy.
 
PRECAUTIONS:
Azithromycin should be given with care to patients with severe hepatic disease.
 
DRUG INTERACTIONS:
It is recommended that azithromycin not be taken at the same time as aluminum- or magnesium- based antacids, because antacids will bind the Azithromycin and prevent it from being absorbed from the intestine. Azithromycin should be taken at least 1 hour before or at least 2 hours after antacids.
 
SIDE EFFECTS:
Azithromycin is generally well tolerated. The most common side effects are diarrhea or loose stools, nausea, abdominal pain, and vomiting.
 
STORAGE:
Store in a cool & dry place. Protect from moisture.
 
PRESENTATION:    10x3 tablets in an duplex board carton.
 
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