Plazo (200mg/5ml) 25ml Suspension 1 ‘S

Plazo (200mg/5ml) 25ml Suspension 1 ‘S is prescribed to treat various bacterial infections

Plazo (200mg/5ml) 25ml Suspension 1 ‘S contains Azithromycin 

Plazo (200mg/5ml) 25ml Suspension 1 ‘S is to be taken orally (via mouth)

Plazo (200mg/5ml) 25ml Suspension 1 ‘S is prescribed to adults and children

Plazo (200mg/5ml) 25ml Suspension 1 ‘S is to be used only when necessary and for a specific number of days

Plazo (200mg/5ml) 25ml Suspension 1 ‘S is to be used under doctor’s advisement

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Type

Suspension – Syrup

Feature

25ml

Unit

'S

Formula

Azithromycin

Composition

Azithromycin 200 mg

Brand

Platinum Pharmaceuticals (Pvt) Ltd

Prescription Required

Yes

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

About

Plazo (200mg/5ml) 25ml Suspension 1 ‘S 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.Plazo (200mg/5ml) 25ml Suspension 1 ‘S is to be ingested orally (by mouth) once daily or as directed by the doctor.It is advised to have Plazo (200mg/5ml) 25ml Suspension 1 ‘S with food if it causes an upset stomach.If Plazo (200mg/5ml) 25ml Suspension 1 ‘S 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.Plazo (200mg/5ml) 25ml Suspension 1 ‘S is available in tablets as well as in liquid form.

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.Plazo (200mg/5ml) 25ml Suspension 1 ‘S 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 Plazo (200mg/5ml) 25ml Suspension 1 ‘S earlier than the specified time as that may lead to a return of the infection.

Plazo (200mg/5ml) 25ml Suspension 1 ‘S 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 Plazo (200mg/5ml) 25ml Suspension 1 ‘S absorbed by the human body as is therefore advised to be ingested a minimum of 2 hours before the intake of Plazo (200mg/5ml) 25ml Suspension 1 ‘S.

Indications

Plazo (200mg/5ml) 25ml Suspension 1 ‘S can be used to treat:

  • Bacterial infections

How Does Plazo (200mg/5ml) 25ml Suspension 1 ‘S Work

{{product} belongs to a wide spread chemical group known as antibiotics.Plazo (200mg/5ml) 25ml Suspension 1 ‘S works by preventing the growth/multiplication of the bacteria in the human body thus eradicating the infection.

How To Use Plazo (200mg/5ml) 25ml Suspension 1 ‘S

Plazo (200mg/5ml) 25ml Suspension 1 ‘S is to be ingested orally (by mouth) once daily or as directed by the doctor.It is advised to have Plazo (200mg/5ml) 25ml Suspension 1 ‘S with food if it causes an upset stomach.If Plazo (200mg/5ml) 25ml Suspension 1 ‘S 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.Plazo (200mg/5ml) 25ml Suspension 1 ‘S is available in tablets as well as in liquid form.

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.Plazo (200mg/5ml) 25ml Suspension 1 ‘S 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 Plazo (200mg/5ml) 25ml Suspension 1 ‘S earlier than the specified time as that may lead to a return of the infection.

Dosage

Adult Dosage

A tablet per day is most commonly prescribed.Dosage can be different for different patients depending upon their illness and any adverse effects felt by the patient.

Child Dosage

Children are usually prescribed the liquid form of Plazo (200mg/5ml) 25ml Suspension 1 ‘S dosage depending on their weight and age.Most commonly 5ml of Plazo (200mg/5ml) 25ml Suspension 1 ‘S is the prescribed daily dosage.

Elderly Dosage 

Elderly patients that are susceptible to kidney and liver problems,a lowered dose of Plazo (200mg/5ml) 25ml Suspension 1 ‘S may be prescribed under the care and supervision of a physician.

Pregnancy Use And Lactation

Plazo (200mg/5ml) 25ml Suspension 1 ‘S may be prescribed to pregnant women only when necessary and under the supervision of a physician.Plazo (200mg/5ml) 25ml Suspension 1 ‘S 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 Plazo (200mg/5ml) 25ml Suspension 1 ‘S:

  • Allergy to Plazo (200mg/5ml) 25ml Suspension 1 ‘S 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 Plazo (200mg/5ml) 25ml Suspension 1 ‘S:

  • 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 Plazo (200mg/5ml) 25ml Suspension 1 ‘S

  • 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,Plazo (200mg/5ml) 25ml Suspension 1 ‘S 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 Plazo (200mg/5ml) 25ml Suspension 1 ‘S.

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 Plazo (200mg/5ml) 25ml Suspension 1 ‘S

  • Plazo (200mg/5ml) 25ml Suspension 1 ‘S is an antibiotic commonly used to treat bacterial infections that cause sinusitis,chest infections,sexually transmitted illnesses,lyme disease etc.
  • Plazo (200mg/5ml) 25ml Suspension 1 ‘S is commonly prescribed to be taken once daily.
  • It is important to have Plazo (200mg/5ml) 25ml Suspension 1 ‘S for the proper prescribed time.
  • Common side effects of Plazo (200mg/5ml) 25ml Suspension 1 ‘S include- stomach problems and headaches.
  • Plazo (200mg/5ml) 25ml Suspension 1 ‘S is safe to be prescribed to children in a liquid form.

FAQs

#1.CAN Plazo (200mg/5ml) 25ml Suspension 1 ‘S BE USED IF PATIENT IS HAVING FLU SYMPTOMS?

Plazo (200mg/5ml) 25ml Suspension 1 ‘S is not deemed to be effective against viruses as Plazo (200mg/5ml) 25ml Suspension 1 ‘S is an antibiotic and therefore works on bacteria to eliminate bacterial infections.

#2.HOW TO STORE Plazo (200mg/5ml) 25ml Suspension 1 ‘S?

Plazo (200mg/5ml) 25ml Suspension 1 ‘S 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 Plazo (200mg/5ml) 25ml Suspension 1 ‘S?

 An extra dose or two of Plazo (200mg/5ml) 25ml Suspension 1 ‘S is not known to cause any harm but an excess ingestion of Plazo (200mg/5ml) 25ml Suspension 1 ‘S 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 Plazo (200mg/5ml) 25ml Suspension 1 ‘S?

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 Plazo (200mg/5ml) 25ml Suspension 1 ‘S SUPPOSED TO BE TAKEN?

Plazo (200mg/5ml) 25ml Suspension 1 ‘S is to be ingested orally (by mouth) once daily or as directed by the doctor.It is advised to have Plazo (200mg/5ml) 25ml Suspension 1 ‘S with food if it causes an upset stomach.If Plazo (200mg/5ml) 25ml Suspension 1 ‘S 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.Plazo (200mg/5ml) 25ml Suspension 1 ‘S is available in tablet as well as in liquid form.

#6.HOW DOES Plazo (200mg/5ml) 25ml Suspension 1 ‘S WORK?

Plazo (200mg/5ml) 25ml Suspension 1 ‘S belongs to a wide spread chemical group known as antibiotics.Plazo (200mg/5ml) 25ml Suspension 1 ‘S works by preventing the growth/multiplication of the bacteria in the human body tus eradicating the infection.

#7.WILL Plazo (200mg/5ml) 25ml Suspension 1 ‘S AFFECT MY SEXUAL ACTIVITY?

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

#8.CAN I TAKE Plazo (200mg/5ml) 25ml Suspension 1 ‘S DURING MY PREGNANCY?

Yes,Plazo (200mg/5ml) 25ml Suspension 1 ‘S 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 Plazo (200mg/5ml) 25ml Suspension 1 ‘S?

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

#10.WHAT LAB TESTS WILL BE PRESCRIBED WHILE TREATMENT WITH Plazo (200mg/5ml) 25ml Suspension 1 ‘S 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 Plazo (200mg/5ml) 25ml Suspension 1 ‘S?

Yes.Over the counter painkillers such as paracetamol are safe to be ingested along with Plazo (200mg/5ml) 25ml Suspension 1 ‘S under the supervision of a doctor.

#12.IS IT SAFE TO HAVE Plazo (200mg/5ml) 25ml Suspension 1 ‘S ALONG WITH ORAL CONTRACEPTIVES?

Yes.There is no evidence to suggest that Plazo (200mg/5ml) 25ml Suspension 1 ‘S interacts with oral contraceptives.

#13.IS IT SAFE TO HAVE ANTACIDS FOR INDIGESTION ALONG WITH Plazo (200mg/5ml) 25ml Suspension 1 ‘S?

No.As certain antacids containing magnesium and/or aluminum may interact with the absorption of Plazo (200mg/5ml) 25ml Suspension 1 ‘S by the body and are therefore advised to be ingested a minimum of 2 hours before the intake of Plazo (200mg/5ml) 25ml Suspension 1 ‘S.