Macrobac 200mg/5ml Suspension 15 ml

Macrobac 200mg/5ml Suspension 15 ml is prescribed to treat various bacterial infections 

Macrobac 200mg/5ml Suspension 15 ml contains Azithromycin

Macrobac 200mg/5ml Suspension 15 ml is to be taken orally (via mouth)

Macrobac 200mg/5ml Suspension 15 ml is prescribed most commonly to children

200mg/5ml of Macrobac 200mg/5ml Suspension 15 ml in powdered form comes packaged in a glass bottle 

 

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Type

Suspension – Syrup

Feature

200mg/5ml

Unit

ml

Formula

Azithromycin

Composition

Azithromycin 200 mg / 5 ml

Brand

Asian Continental

Prescription Required

Yes

How to use, Side effects, Uses, Formula & Composition

About

Macrobac 200mg/5ml Suspension 15 ml belongs to a group of chemicals known as antibiotics and works tirelessly in the body to eliminate illnesses such as chest and throat infections,ear infections in children,pneumonia,sinus infections as well as sexually transmitted illnesses caused by bacterial infiltration in the body.Macrobac 200mg/5ml Suspension 15 ml is to be ingested orally (by mouth) once daily or as directed by the doctor.It is advised to have Macrobac 200mg/5ml Suspension 15 ml with food if it causes an upset stomach.If Macrobac 200mg/5ml Suspension 15 ml is to be taken more than once in a day,the patient is advised to take the doses at the same time each day keeping an 6 or 8-12 hour gap in between each dose.

If you miss a dose of the medication, make sure you take it as soon as possible on that same day.If you don’t remember you missed the dose until the next dose time or next day,do not double the dose and take your medication as per schedule.Macrobac 200mg/5ml Suspension 15 ml is to be ingested for a specific number of days determined by the physician depending on the patient’s illness and their response to treatment.It is imperative not to stop Macrobac 200mg/5ml Suspension 15 ml earlier than the specified time as that may lead to a return of the infection.

Macrobac 200mg/5ml Suspension 15 ml is considered safe enough to be prescribed to children,pregnant and to lactating mothers as well.Certain medications such as antacids tend to reduce the amount of Macrobac 200mg/5ml Suspension 15 ml absorbed by the human body as is therefore advised to be ingested a minimum of 2 hours before the intake of Macrobac 200mg/5ml Suspension 15 ml.

Indications

Macrobac 200mg/5ml Suspension 15 ml can be used to treat:

  • Bacterial infections

How Does Macrobac 200mg/5ml Suspension 15 ml Work

Macrobac 200mg/5ml Suspension 15 ml belongs to a wide spread chemical group known as antibiotics.Macrobac 200mg/5ml Suspension 15 ml works by preventing the growth/multiplication of the bacteria in the human body thus eradicating the infection.

How To Use Macrobac 200mg/5ml Suspension 15 ml

Macrobac 200mg/5ml Suspension 15 ml is to be ingested orally (by mouth) once daily or as directed by the doctor.It is advised to have Macrobac 200mg/5ml Suspension 15 ml with food if it causes an upset stomach.If Macrobac 200mg/5ml Suspension 15 ml is to be taken more than once in a day,the patient is advised to take the doses at the same time each day keeping an 6 or 8-12 hour gap in between each dose.

If you miss a dose of the medication, make sure you take it as soon as possible on that same day.If you don’t remember you missed the dose until the next dose time or next day,do not double the dose and take your medication as per schedule.Macrobac 200mg/5ml Suspension 15 ml is to be ingested for a specific number of days determined by the physician depending on the patient’s illness and their response to treatment.It is imperative not to stop Macrobac 200mg/5ml Suspension 15 ml earlier than the specified time as that may lead to a return of the infection.

Dosage

Child Dosage

Children are usually prescribed a dosage depending on their weight and age. Most commonly a teaspoon, twice or thrice a day of Macrobac 200mg/5ml Suspension 15 ml is commonly prescribed.

Adult Dosage

Tablet form of this drug is usually prescribed to patients aged 18 years and above.

Elderly Dosage 

Elderly patients that are susceptible to kidney and liver problems,a lowered dose of Macrobac 200mg/5ml Suspension 15 ml may be prescribed under the care and supervision of a physician.

Pregnancy Use And Lactation

Macrobac 200mg/5ml Suspension 15 ml may be prescribed to pregnant women only when necessary and under the supervision of a physician.Macrobac 200mg/5ml Suspension 15 ml is found in breast milk in trace amounts and is therefore prescribed quite rarely to breastfeeding mothers.

Contraindications

Please tell your doctor if you have a history of any of the following before using Macrobac 200mg/5ml Suspension 15 ml:

  • Allergy to Macrobac 200mg/5ml Suspension 15 ml or any other medicine or food substance 
  • Moderate to severe kidney disease
  • Moderate to severe liver disease
  • Myasthenia gravis 

Precautions

Please tell your doctor about any of the following conditions before using Macrobac 200mg/5ml Suspension 15 ml:

  • Heart diseases
  • Family history of heart diseases 
  • Low levels of potassium in the blood
  • Low levels of magnesium in the blood

Interactions With Other Medications

Please tell your doctor about the use of the following before using Macrobac 200mg/5ml Suspension 15 ml

  • Diuretics 
  • Antacids (prescribed for indigestion)
  • Opioids (pain killer)
  • Ergotamine (migraine medicine)
  • Warfarin (blood thinner)
  • Ciclosporin (immunosuppressant)
  • Colchicine (for gout)
  • Digoxin (heart medication)
  • Rifabutin 
  • Statins 
  • Antidepressants
  • Amlodipine 
  • Anti-diarrheal 
  • Antipsychotics 

Adverse Effects

Common Adverse Effects

Like most medicines,Macrobac 200mg/5ml Suspension 15 ml has certain side effects which include:

  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Fatigue
  • Changes in sense of taste
  • Loss of appetite
  • Headaches 

These effects tend to be mild and resolve in a few days of taking Macrobac 200mg/5ml Suspension 15 ml.

Rare Adverse Effects

If any of the following adverse effects are seen or felt,the patient is advised to immediately contact their doctor.

  • Blurred vision
  • Difficulty in hearing
  • Muscle weakness
  • Swallowing difficulties
  • Dark urine
  • Yellowing of eyes and skin
  • Clostridium difficile diarrhea 
  • Oral thrush
  • Yeast infection 

How To Cope With Some Of The Adverse Effects

  • Fatigue- Patients experiencing this adverse effect, are advised to take deep breaths,intake tea or coffee,get a good night’s rest and not to over burden themselves for a few days
  • Stomach upset (nausea,vomiting and/or diarrhoea) -Avoid eating rich or spicy food. It might help to take medication with food.It is important to have plenty of fluids during this time.
  • Headaches- In which case make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Avoid the use of alcohol. Take a prescribed painkiller. Consult your doctor if the headaches last longer than a week or are severe
  • Loss of appetite- having smaller meals at regular meal times or at regular intervals is advised.Patient is asked to snack on healthy and nutritious snacks such as dry fruits throughout the day.

Key Facts About Macrobac 200mg/5ml Suspension 15 ml

  • Macrobac 200mg/5ml Suspension 15 ml is an antibiotic commonly used to treat bacterial infections that cause sinusitis,chest infections,sexually transmitted illnesses,lyme disease etc.
  • Macrobac 200mg/5ml Suspension 15 ml is commonly prescribed to be taken once daily.
  • It is important to have Macrobac 200mg/5ml Suspension 15 ml for the proper prescribed time.
  • Common side effects of Macrobac 200mg/5ml Suspension 15 ml include- stomach problems and headaches.
  • Macrobac 200mg/5ml Suspension 15 ml is safe to be prescribed to children.

FAQs

#1.CAN Macrobac 200mg/5ml Suspension 15 ml BE USED IF PATIENT IS HAVING FLU SYMPTOMS?

Macrobac 200mg/5ml Suspension 15 ml is not deemed to be effective against viruses as Macrobac 200mg/5ml Suspension 15 ml is an antibiotic and therefore works on bacteria to eliminate bacterial infections.

#2.HOW TO STORE Macrobac 200mg/5ml Suspension 15 ml?

Macrobac 200mg/5ml Suspension 15 ml is to be kept away from the reach of children,in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight and humidity as that tends to ruin certain drugs.

#3.WHAT IF I TAKE TOO MUCH OF Macrobac 200mg/5ml Suspension 15 ml?

 An extra dose or two of Macrobac 200mg/5ml Suspension 15 ml is not known to cause any harm but an excess ingestion of Macrobac 200mg/5ml Suspension 15 ml is a cause for concern and should be avoided and immediately reported to the doctor as it may lead to serious side effects such as fainting,breathlessness and irregular heartbeats.

#4.WHAT IF I MISS A DOSE OF Macrobac 200mg/5ml Suspension 15 ml?

If you miss a dose of the medication, make sure you take it as soon as possible on that same day. If you don’t remember you missed the dose until the next dosage time or next day, do not double the dose and take your medication as per schedule.

#5.HOW IS Macrobac 200mg/5ml Suspension 15 ml SUPPOSED TO BE TAKEN?

Macrobac 200mg/5ml Suspension 15 ml is to be ingested orally (by mouth) once daily or as directed by the doctor.It is advised to have Macrobac 200mg/5ml Suspension 15 ml with food if it causes an upset stomach.If Macrobac 200mg/5ml Suspension 15 ml is to be taken more than once in a day,the patient is advised to take the doses at the same time each day keeping an 6 or 8-12 hour gap in between each dose.

#6.HOW DOES Macrobac 200mg/5ml Suspension 15 ml WORK?

Macrobac 200mg/5ml Suspension 15 ml belongs to a wide spread chemical group known as antibiotics.Macrobac 200mg/5ml Suspension 15 ml works by preventing the growth/multiplication of the bacteria in the human body tus eradicating the infection.

#7.WILL Macrobac 200mg/5ml Suspension 15 ml AFFECT MY SEXUAL ACTIVITY?

No,there isn’t sufficient evidence to suggest that patients experience a decrease in libido.

#8.CAN I TAKE Macrobac 200mg/5ml Suspension 15 ml DURING MY PREGNANCY?

Yes,Macrobac 200mg/5ml Suspension 15 ml is deemed safe to be ingested during pregnancy under the care and supervision of a medical professional.

#9.WHAT ARE COMMON SIDE EFFECTS CAUSED BY Macrobac 200mg/5ml Suspension 15 ml?

  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Fatigue
  • Changes in sense of taste
  • Loss of appetite
  • Headaches 

#10.WHAT LAB TESTS WILL BE PRESCRIBED WHILE TREATMENT WITH Macrobac 200mg/5ml Suspension 15 ml AND HOW OFTEN?

Kidney and liver function tests along with blood tests to keep check on serum potassium levels are advised to be done periodically along with an occasional ECG test to monitor the OT intervals of a beating heart.

#11.IS IT SAFE TO HAVE PAINKILLERS WHILE TAKING Macrobac 200mg/5ml Suspension 15 ml?

Yes.Over the counter painkillers such as paracetamol are safe to be ingested along with Macrobac 200mg/5ml Suspension 15 ml under the supervision of a doctor.

#12.IS IT SAFE TO HAVE Macrobac 200mg/5ml Suspension 15 ml ALONG WITH ORAL CONTRACEPTIVES?

Yes.There is no evidence to suggest that Macrobac 200mg/5ml Suspension 15 ml interacts with oral contraceptives.

#13.IS IT SAFE TO HAVE ANTACIDS FOR INDIGESTION ALONG WITH Macrobac 200mg/5ml Suspension 15 ml?

No.As certain antacids containing magnesium and/or aluminum may interact with the absorption of Macrobac 200mg/5ml Suspension 15 ml by the body and are therefore advised to be ingested a minimum of 2 hours before the intake of Macrobac 200mg/5ml Suspension 15 ml.