Azocam DS 500mg Tablet 6 ‘S

Azocam DS 500mg Tablet 6 ‘S is prescribed to treat various bacterial infections 

Azocam DS 500mg Tablet 6 ‘S contains azithromycin

Azocam DS 500mg Tablet 6 ‘S is to be taken orally (via mouth) with or without meals 

Azocam DS 500mg Tablet 6 ‘S is prescribed to adults and children

Azocam DS 500mg Tablet 6 ‘S is available in tablet form

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Type

Tablet

Feature

500mg

Unit

'S

Formula

Azithromycin

Composition

Azithromycin 500 mg

Brand

Chas. A. Mendoza

Prescription Required

No

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

About

Azocam DS 500mg Tablet 6 ‘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.Azocam DS 500mg Tablet 6 ‘S is to be ingested orally (by mouth) once daily or as directed by the doctor.It is advised to have Azocam DS 500mg Tablet 6 ‘S with food if it causes an upset stomach.If Azocam DS 500mg Tablet 6 ‘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.

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.Azocam DS 500mg Tablet 6 ‘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 Azocam DS 500mg Tablet 6 ‘S earlier than the specified time as that may lead to a return of the infection.

Azocam DS 500mg Tablet 6 ‘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 Azocam DS 500mg Tablet 6 ‘S absorbed by the human body as is therefore advised to be ingested a minimum of 2 hours before the intake of Azocam DS 500mg Tablet 6 ‘S.

Indications

Azocam DS 500mg Tablet 6 ‘S can be used to treat:

  • Bacterial infections

How Does Azocam DS 500mg Tablet 6 ‘S Work

Azocam DS 500mg Tablet 6 ‘S belongs to a wide spread chemical group known as antibiotics.Azocam DS 500mg Tablet 6 ‘S works by preventing the growth/multiplication of the bacteria in the human body thus eradicating the infection.

How To Use Azocam DS 500mg Tablet 6 ‘S

Azocam DS 500mg Tablet 6 ‘S is to be ingested orally (by mouth) once daily or as directed by the doctor.It is advised to have Azocam DS 500mg Tablet 6 ‘S with food if it causes an upset stomach.If Azocam DS 500mg Tablet 6 ‘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.

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.Azocam DS 500mg Tablet 6 ‘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 Azocam DS 500mg Tablet 6 ‘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 a dosage depending on their weight and age.Most commonly a tablet of Azocam DS 500mg Tablet 6 ‘S is the prescribed daily dosage.

Elderly Dosage 

Elderly patients that are susceptible to kidney and liver problems,a lowered dose of Azocam DS 500mg Tablet 6 ‘S may be prescribed under the care and supervision of a physician.

Pregnancy Use And Lactation

Azocam DS 500mg Tablet 6 ‘S may be prescribed to pregnant women only when necessary and under the supervision of a physician.Azocam DS 500mg Tablet 6 ‘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 Azocam DS 500mg Tablet 6 ‘S:

  • Allergy to Azocam DS 500mg Tablet 6 ‘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 Azocam DS 500mg Tablet 6 ‘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 Azocam DS 500mg Tablet 6 ‘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,Azocam DS 500mg Tablet 6 ‘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 Azocam DS 500mg Tablet 6 ‘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 Azocam DS 500mg Tablet 6 ‘S

  • Azocam DS 500mg Tablet 6 ‘S is an antibiotic commonly used to treat bacterial infections that cause sinusitis,chest infections,sexually transmitted illnesses,lyme disease etc.
  • Azocam DS 500mg Tablet 6 ‘S is commonly prescribed to be taken once daily.
  • It is important to have Azocam DS 500mg Tablet 6 ‘S for the proper prescribed time.
  • Common side effects of Azocam DS 500mg Tablet 6 ‘S include- stomach problems and headaches.
  • Azocam DS 500mg Tablet 6 ‘S is safe to be prescribed to children.

FAQs

#1.CAN Azocam DS 500mg Tablet 6 ‘S BE USED IF PATIENT IS HAVING FLU SYMPTOMS?

Azocam DS 500mg Tablet 6 ‘S is not deemed to be effective against viruses as Azocam DS 500mg Tablet 6 ‘S is an antibiotic and therefore works on bacteria to eliminate bacterial infections.

#2.HOW TO STORE Azocam DS 500mg Tablet 6 ‘S?

Azocam DS 500mg Tablet 6 ‘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 Azocam DS 500mg Tablet 6 ‘S?

 An extra dose or two of Azocam DS 500mg Tablet 6 ‘S is not known to cause any harm but an excess ingestion of Azocam DS 500mg Tablet 6 ‘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 Azocam DS 500mg Tablet 6 ‘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 Azocam DS 500mg Tablet 6 ‘S SUPPOSED TO BE TAKEN?

Azocam DS 500mg Tablet 6 ‘S is to be ingested orally (by mouth) once daily or as directed by the doctor.It is advised to have Azocam DS 500mg Tablet 6 ‘S with food if it causes an upset stomach.If Azocam DS 500mg Tablet 6 ‘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.

#6.HOW DOES Azocam DS 500mg Tablet 6 ‘S WORK?

Azocam DS 500mg Tablet 6 ‘S belongs to a wide spread chemical group known as antibiotics.Azocam DS 500mg Tablet 6 ‘S works by preventing the growth/multiplication of the bacteria in the human body tus eradicating the infection.

#7.WILL Azocam DS 500mg Tablet 6 ‘S AFFECT MY SEXUAL ACTIVITY?

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

#8.CAN I TAKE Azocam DS 500mg Tablet 6 ‘S DURING MY PREGNANCY?

Yes,Azocam DS 500mg Tablet 6 ‘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 Azocam DS 500mg Tablet 6 ‘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 Azocam DS 500mg Tablet 6 ‘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 Azocam DS 500mg Tablet 6 ‘S?

Yes.Over the counter painkillers such as paracetamol are safe to be ingested along with Azocam DS 500mg Tablet 6 ‘S under the supervision of a doctor.

#12.IS IT SAFE TO HAVE Azocam DS 500mg Tablet 6 ‘S ALONG WITH ORAL CONTRACEPTIVES?

Yes.There is no evidence to suggest that Azocam DS 500mg Tablet 6 ‘S interacts with oral contraceptives.

#13.IS IT SAFE TO HAVE ANTACIDS FOR INDIGESTION ALONG WITH Azocam DS 500mg Tablet 6 ‘S?

No.As certain antacids containing magnesium and/or aluminum may interact with the absorption of Azocam DS 500mg Tablet 6 ‘S by the body and are therefore advised to be ingested a minimum of 2 hours before the intake of Azocam DS 500mg Tablet 6 ‘S.