azithromycin (as dihydrate)
CONSUMER MEDICINE INFORMATION
What’s on this leaflet
This leaflet solutions some widespread questions on AZITHROMYCIN MYLAN.
It doesn’t include all of the out there data. It doesn’t take the place of speaking
to your physician or pharmacist.
All medicines have advantages and dangers. Your physician has weighed the dangers of you taking
AZITHROMYCIN MYLAN towards the advantages anticipated for you.
When you have any considerations about taking this medication, discuss to your physician or pharmacist.
Preserve this leaflet together with your medication.
It’s possible you’ll have to learn it once more.
What AZITHROMYCIN MYLAN is used for
This medication is used to deal with infections in numerous components of the physique attributable to
It’s generally used to deal with Chlamydia.
This medication can be used to forestall infections by a bacterium referred to as Mycobacterium
Avium-intracellulare Complicated (MAC) in some individuals.
It accommodates the energetic ingredient azithromycin.
AZITHROMYCIN MYLAN belongs to a bunch of medicines referred to as azalides.
The azalides are a sub-class of a bunch of antibiotics referred to as macrolides.
It really works by killing or stopping the expansion of micro organism inflicting your an infection.
AZITHROMYCIN MYLAN won’t work towards viral infections similar to colds or flu.
Ask your physician you probably have any questions on why this medication has been prescribed
Your physician could have prescribed it for one more purpose.
AZITHROMYCIN MYLAN is simply out there with a health care provider’s prescription.
This medication isn’t addictive.
This medication isn’t anticipated to have an effect on your capability to drive a automotive or function equipment.
Earlier than you’re taking AZITHROMYCIN MYLAN
When you should not take it
It’s essential to not take AZITHROMYCIN MYLAN you probably have an allergy to:
Any medication containing Azithromycin
Another ketolide or macrolide antibiotics (e.g. roxithromycin, erythromycin, clarithromycin,
Any of the substances listed on the finish of this leaflet.
If you’re undecided in case you are allergic to any of the above, ask your physician.
Signs of an allergic response could embrace:
Shortness of breath
Wheezing or issue respiratory
Swelling of the face, lips, tongue or different components of the physique
Pores and skin rash, itching or hives.
It’s essential to not take AZITHROMYCIN MYLAN after the expiry date (EXP) or use by date printed
on the pack has handed or if the packaging is torn or exhibits indicators of tampering.
If it has expired or is broken, return it to your pharmacist for disposal.
If you’re undecided whether or not you have to be given this medication, discuss to your physician.
Earlier than you begin to take it
Inform your physician you probably have allergic reactions to every other medicines, meals, preservatives
Inform your physician you probably have or have had any of the next medical situations:
any kidney issues
any liver issues
any coronary heart issues together with abnormalities of the rhythm
diabetes, hereditary fructose intolerance, glucose-galactose malabsorption or saccharise-isomaltase
myasthenia gravis; muscle weak spot
low ranges of potassium or magnesium in your blood
in case you are pregnant or when you plan to change into pregnant or are breastfeeding. Your physician
can talk about with you the dangers and advantages concerned.
When you have not advised your physician about any of the above, inform him/her earlier than you’re
given AZITHROMYCIN MYLAN.
Taking different medicines
Inform your physician in case you are taking every other medicines, together with medicines you purchase
with out a prescription from a pharmacy, grocery store or well being meals store.
Some medicines could intrude with AZITHROMYCIN MYLAN. These embrace:
antacids (a medication used to deal with indigestion)
colchicine (a medication used to deal with gout)
coumarin-type oral anticoagulants (a medication used to forestall blood clots)
ciclosporin (a medication used to forestall organ transplant rejection or to deal with sure
issues with the immune system)
digoxin (a medication used to deal with coronary heart failure)
ergot derivatives (similar to ergotamine, a medication used to deal with migraines)
terfenadine or astemizole (medicines used to deal with allergic reactions and hayfever)
zidovudine (a medication used to deal with sufferers with AIDS)
diphenoxylate (Lomotil), a medication used to deal with diarrhoea
Some medicines used to deal with coronary heart rhythm issues (coronary heart arrhythmia) similar to amiodarone,
disopyramide, ibutilide and sotalol.
Antipsychotic medicines used to deal with schizophrenia or bipolar mania similar to haloperidol,
quetiapine and risperidone.
Medicines used to deal with melancholy (antidepressants) similar to fluoxetine, sertraline
Fluoroquinolone antibiotics similar to ciprofloxacin, lomefloxacin, moxifloxacin and
These medicines could also be affected by AZITHROMYCIN MYLAN, or could have an effect on how nicely it really works.
It’s possible you’ll want totally different quantities of your medicines, or you might have to take totally different
Your physician or pharmacist has extra data on medicines to watch out with or
keep away from whereas taking AZITHROMYCIN MYLAN.
Speak to your physician concerning the want for added contraception whereas taking AZITHROMYCIN
Some antibiotics could lower the effectiveness of some contraception capsules, though
this has not been proven with AZITHROMYCIN MYLAN.
Easy methods to take AZITHROMYCIN MYLAN
Observe all instructions given to you by your physician and pharmacist rigorously.
They might differ from the data contained on this leaflet.
If you don’t perceive the directions on the pack, ask your physician or pharmacist
How a lot to take
Your physician will determine how a lot AZITHROMYCIN MYLAN you need to obtain and the size
of time for which you need to obtain it.
The dose will rely in your an infection.
The same old dose to deal with Chlamydia is 2 500mg tablets taken as a single dose.
For different infections AZITHROMYCIN MYLAN is normally taken as soon as a day. Typically the
dose is taken as soon as every week. Your physician will determine the suitable dose for you.
Ask your physician or pharmacist in case you are uncertain of the right dose for you.
They’ll inform you precisely how a lot to take.
Observe the directions they provide you.
Easy methods to take it
Swallow the tablets entire with a full glass of water.
If you’ll want to break AZITHROMYCIN MYLAN, maintain the pill with each fingers and snap
alongside the break line.
When to take AZITHROMYCIN MYLAN
This medication could also be taken with or with out meals.
If you’ll want to take an antacid, take it a minimum of 2 hours earlier than or 2 hours after your
dose of AZITHROMYCIN MYLAN.
This can keep away from any attainable impact of the antacid on the absorption of this medication.
How lengthy to take AZITHROMYCIN MYLAN
Proceed taking your medication till you end the pack or for so long as your physician
If you don’t full the total course prescribed by your physician, the an infection could
not clear utterly or your signs could return.
Don’t cease taking it as a result of you’re feeling higher.
In case you neglect to take it
If you’re taking AZITHROMYCIN MYLAN for 3 days or longer and also you miss a dose,
take it as quickly as you bear in mind (inside a 24-hour interval) then proceed as regular.
Don’t take a double dose to make up for the dose that you simply missed.
This will likely enhance the prospect of you getting an undesirable aspect impact.
If you’re undecided what to do, ask your physician or pharmacist.
When you have bother remembering when to take your medication, ask your pharmacist for
If an excessive amount of is given (overdose)
Instantly phone your physician or the Poisons Data Centre (phone 13
11 26) for recommendation, or go to Accident and Emergency on the nearest hospital, when you
assume that you simply or anybody else could have taken an excessive amount of AZITHROMYCIN MYLAN. Do that
even when there are not any indicators of discomfort or poisoning.
It’s possible you’ll want pressing medical consideration.
Signs of an overdose could embrace upset abdomen, diarrhoea or pores and skin rashes.
When you are taking AZITHROMYCIN MYLAN
Issues you should do
If the signs of your an infection don’t enhance inside a couple of days, or in the event that they change into
worse, inform your physician.
In case you get extreme diarrhoea, inform your physician, pharmacist or nurse instantly. Do
this even when it happens a number of weeks after AZITHROMYCIN MYLAN has been stopped.
Diarrhoea could imply that you’ve got a critical situation affecting your bowel. It’s possible you’ll
want pressing medical care. Don’t take any diarrhoea medication with out first checking
together with your physician.
Inform your physician when you get a sore, white mouth or tongue whereas taking, or quickly after
stopping AZITHROMYCIN MYLAN. Inform your physician when you get vaginal itching or discharge.
This will likely imply you will have a yeast an infection referred to as thrush. Typically the usage of this
medication permits yeast to develop and the above signs to happen. AZITHROMYCIN MYLAN
doesn’t work towards yeast.
In case you change into pregnant whereas taking this medication, inform your physician instantly.
If you’re about to be began on any new medication, remind your physician and pharmacist
that you’re taking AZITHROMYCIN MYLAN.
Inform every other docs, dentists, and pharmacists who deal with you that you’re taking
If you’re going to have surgical procedure, inform the surgeon or anaesthetist that you’re taking
It could have an effect on different medicines used throughout surgical procedure.
Inform your physician instantly if
throughout therapy your child develops irritability with feeding or begins vomiting.
This can be an indication of a abdomen dysfunction within the toddler.
Issues to watch out of
Shield your pores and skin when you’re within the solar, particularly between 10am and 3pm.
Some macrolide antibiotics could trigger your pores and skin to be extra delicate to daylight than
it’s usually. Publicity to daylight could trigger a pores and skin rash, itching, redness or extreme
If outdoor, put on protecting clothes and use a 30+ sunscreen. In case your pores and skin does seem
to be burning inform your physician instantly.
Issues you should not do
Don’t cease taking your medication or decrease the dosage with out checking together with your physician.
If you don’t full the total course prescribed by your physician, all of the organisms
inflicting your an infection might not be killed. These organisms could proceed to develop and
multiply in order that your an infection could not clear utterly or could return.
Don’t take AZITHROMYCIN MYLAN to deal with every other complaints except your physician tells
Don’t give this medication to anybody else, even when they’ve the identical situation as
Inform your physician or pharmacist as quickly as attainable if you don’t really feel nicely when you
are taking AZITHROMYCIN MYLAN.
Like different medicines, AZITHROMYCIN MYLAN may cause some unwanted side effects. In the event that they happen,
most are prone to be minor and short-term. Nevertheless, some possibly critical and wish medical
Ask your physician or pharmacist to reply any questions you’ll have.
Don’t be alarmed by the next checklist of unwanted side effects. It’s possible you’ll not expertise any
Whereas taking it
Inform your physician or pharmacist when you discover any of the next they usually fear you:
oral thrush (white, furry, sore tongue and mouth)
vaginal thrush (sore and itchy vagina and/or white discharge)
nausea (feeling sick), lack of urge for food, vomiting, abdomen ache, indigestion, wind,
constipation, diarrhoea, unfastened bowel motions
dizziness, headache, spinning sensation
tiredness, drowsiness, fatigue
muscle or joint aches
listening to loss or ringing within the ears
altered style and scent
These unwanted side effects are normally delicate.
Inform your physician instantly and earlier than you’re taking the following dose when you discover any of
extreme persistent diarrhoea (unfastened bowel motions)
quick or irregular coronary heart beat
signs of sunburn similar to redness, itching, swelling or blistering which can happen
extra shortly than regular
decreased feeling or sensitivity, particularly within the pores and skin
hives, itching or pores and skin rash
widespread physique rash, fever and swollen lymph nodes
aggressive response, nervousness, agitation or nervousness
bleeding or bruising extra simply than regular, reddish or purplish blotches beneath the
pores and skin
indicators of frequent or worrying infections similar to fever, extreme chills, sore throat
or mouth ulcers
Darkish urine or blood within the urine or bowel motions
extreme higher abdomen ache, typically with nausea and vomiting.
The above checklist contains critical unwanted side effects which will require medical consideration. Critical
unwanted side effects are uncommon.
If any of the next occur, cease taking AZITHROMYCIN MYLAN and inform your physician
instantly or go to Accident and Emergency at your nearest hospital:
sudden indicators of allergy similar to rash, itching or hives on the pores and skin, swelling of the
face, lips, tongue or different components of the physique, shortness of breath, wheezing or bother
blisters or ulcers on the pores and skin, within the mouth or airways which will happen after a interval
diarrhoea, normally with blood and mucus, abdomen ache and fever
yellowing of the eyes or pores and skin, additionally referred to as jaundice
These are very critical unwanted side effects. It’s possible you’ll want pressing medical consideration or hospitalisation.
These unwanted side effects are uncommon.
After ending it
Inform your physician instantly when you discover any of the next unwanted side effects, notably
in the event that they happen a number of weeks after stopping therapy with AZITHROMYCIN MYLAN:
extreme abdomen cramps
watery and extreme diarrhoea, which can be bloody
fever, together with one or each of the above
AZITHROMYCIN MYLAN may cause some micro organism, that are usually current within the bowel
and usually innocent to multiply and subsequently trigger the above signs. It’s possible you’ll
want pressing medical consideration. Nevertheless, this aspect impact is uncommon.
Don’t take any medication for this diarrhoea with out first checking together with your physician.
Inform your physician when you discover the rest that’s making you’re feeling unwell.
Different unwanted side effects not listed above can also happen in some sufferers.
A few of these unwanted side effects (for instance sure liver situations, and blood abnormalities)
can solely be discovered when your physician does checks occasionally to examine your progress.
Don’t be alarmed at this checklist of attainable unwanted side effects.
It’s possible you’ll not expertise any of them.
After taking AZITHROMYCIN MYLAN
Preserve your medication within the authentic container till it is time to take them.
In case you take it out of its authentic container it could not maintain nicely.
Preserve your medication in a cool dry place the place the temperature stays under 25°C.
Don’t retailer AZITHROMYCIN MYLAN or every other medication within the toilet or close to a sink.
Don’t go away it on a window sill or within the automotive.
Warmth and dampness can destroy some medicines.
Preserve it the place youngsters can not attain it.
A locked cabinet a minimum of one-and-a-half metres above the bottom is an efficient place
to retailer medicines.
In case your physician tells you to cease taking this medication or the expiry date has handed,
ask your pharmacist what to do with any medication that’s left over.
What it appears to be like like
AZITHROMYCIN MYLAN is available in one kind of pill:
AZITHROMYCIN MYLAN 500mg – white to off-white,
film-coated, oval formed,, plain on one aspect, with a breaking notch and ‘A500’ embossed
on the opposite aspect.
Obtainable in blister packs of two or 3 tablets.
AZITHROMYCIN MYLAN accommodates 500mg of azithromycin (as azithromycin dihydrate).
It additionally accommodates the next inactive substances:
sodium starch glycollate
colloidal anhydrous silica
sodium lauryl sulfate
AZITHROMYCIN MYLAN accommodates lactose and sulfites.
Alphapharm Pty Ltd buying and selling as Viatris
Stage 1, 30 The Bond
30-34 Hickson Street
Millers Level NSW 2000
Cellphone: 1800 274 276
Australian registration numbers:
AZITHROMYCIN MYLAN 500 mg movie coated pill: AUST R 158290 (blisters).
This leaflet was ready in March 2022.