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1) What Azithromycin 250mg Capsules are and what they are used for
2) Before you take Azithromycin 250mg Capsules
3) How to take Azithromycin 250mg Capsules
4) Possible side effects
5) How to store Azithromycin 250mg Capsules
6) Further information
Azithromycin is one of the group of macrolide antibiotics. It is used to treat a number of infections including:
• Upper and lower respiratory tract infections (e.g. tonsillitis, pharyngitis, sinusitis, bronchitis and pneumonia)
• Skin and soft tissue infections (e.g. abscesses and other infections)
• Ear infections
• Sexually transmitted diseases caused by an organism called Chlamydia.
• If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to azithromycin or to any other macrolide antibiotic (e.g. erythromycin, clarithromycin), or to any of the other ingredients of Azithromycin 250mg Capsules
• If you are taking any of the medicines listed under ‘Taking other medicines; Do not take'
• If you suffer from liver problems
Talk to your doctor before you start to take this medicine if you:
• have severe kidney problems
• have liver problems: your doctor may need to monitor your liver function or stop the treatment.
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription.
• Medicines known as ergot derivatives e.g. ergotamine or dihydroergotamine (medicines used for migraines or reducing blood flow).
• Cyclosporin (a medicine used for skin conditions, rheumatoid arthritis, or following organ transplants)
• Theophylline (for breathing problems)
• Warfarin or other medicines to thin your blood
• Digoxin (for heart problems)
• Zidovudine (for HIV). Azithromycin may reduce the blood levels of zidovudine and should therefore be taken at least 1-2 hours before or after zidovudine
• Rifabutin (for HIV or tuberculosis)
• Antacids. Your Azithromycin 250mg Capsules should be taken at least one hour before or two hours after you take your antacids.
Your medicine should be taken at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after food.
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, may be pregnant or are breast-feeding. Azithromycin 250mg Capsules should not be used during pregnancy or breast-feeding unless this has been discussed with your doctor.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking any medicine.
Azithromycin 250mg Capsules may make you feel dizzy. If affected, do not drive or operate machinery.
This medicine contains sulphur dioxide (E220) which may rarely cause severe allergic reactions and cause difficulty in breathing
Always take Azithromycin 250mg Capsules exactly as your doctor has told you. You should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
Respiratory tract and skin or soft tissue infections: 500 mg (two capsules) once daily for three days. Sexually transmitted diseases: 1000 mg (four capsules) as a single dose.
The usual adult doses may be used.
Azithromycin 250mg Capsules are not recommended for use in children weighing less than 45 kg. For children weighing more than 45 kg the usual adult dose may be used.
You should tell your doctor if you have kidney or liver problems as your doctor may need to alter the normal dose.
It is very important that you follow your doctor's instructions as to the dosage of Azithromycin 250mg Capsules and for how long you should continue to take your capsules. Keep taking then for as long as your doctor tells you.
It is important to stick to the dose on the label of your medicine. If you or someone else swallows several of these capsules all together, or you think a child has swallowed any of these capsules, contact your doctor, pharmacist or hospital emergency department immediately. Always take any capsules left over with you and also the box, as this will allow easier identification of the capsules.
Symptoms of overdose may include severe nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea and reversible loss of hearing.
Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose. If a dose is forgotten, it should be taken as soon as it is remembered. However, if it is nearly time for the next dose, miss the forgotten dose altogether and continue with the rest of the medicine as normal.
Even when you start to feel better it is important for you to keep on taking your capsules for as long as your doctor tells you.
If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Like all medicines, Azithromycin 250mg Capsules can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. These are usually mild to moderate, and stop when treatment is stopped.
If you suffer from any of the following side effects, stop taking your Azithromycin 250mg Capsules and either tell your doctor IMMEDIATELY or go to your nearest hospital emergency department. You may be experiencing a rare severe allergic reaction to the capsules:
• Swelling of the hands, feet, ankles, face, lips, mouth or throat
• Problems with swallowing or breathing
• Serious skin reactions including Stevens- Johnson Syndrome (a severe skin rash) and other severe skin rashes which may involve blistering or peeling (these may be severe allergic reactions)
• Severe, persistent diarrhoea especially if it has blood or mucus in it (this may be Pseudomembranous colitis).
• Feeling or being sick, stomach ache and diarrhoea.
• Headache, dizziness or fits
• Allergic reactions with rashes or itching
• Taste disturbances, indigestion, inflammation of the gut, loss of appetite or wind
• Joint pain
• Vaginal infections.
• Changes to the number of certain types of blood cells
• Aggressive reaction, anxiety, restlessness or nervousness
• Hyperactivity or inability to sleep
• Strange skin sensations (numbness, tingling, pins and needles or ‘burning')
• Feeling tired or weak
• Hearing problems, hearing loss or tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
• Heart palpitations (a strong or forceful heart beat), change in the speed of your heart beat
• Constipation, tongue discolouration
• Liver problems, hepatitis (an inflammation of the liver), jaundice (yellowing of the skin or the whites of the eyes), liver failure and liver damage
• Increased sensitivity to sunlight and sun beds, or other serious skin reactions
• Kidney damage and kidney failure
If any of the side effects get serious, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
• Keep all medicines out of the sight and reach of children.
• Do not store above 25°C. Store in the original package.
• Do not take this medicine after the expiry date stamped on the pack after EXP. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
• Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help to protect the environment.
What Azithromycin 250mg Capsules contains
The active substance is azithromycin. Each capsule contains 250mg azithromycin (as dihydrate).
The other ingredients are microcrystalline cellulose, magnesium stearate and sodium lauryl sulphate.
The capsule is made of gelatin, sulphur dioxide (E220) and the colouring agents titanium dioxide (E171), FD & C Blue 2 (E132) and indigo carmine (E132).
Hard gelatin capsule with opaque, dark blue cap and opaque, light blue body containing white to pale yellow, odourless crystalline powder. There are no markings on the capsule.
They are available in blister packs of 6 capsules.
PL 10383/1968 Azithromycin 250mg Capsules |POM|
Your medicine is manufactured by Teva Operations Poland Sp. z.o.o. ul. Mogilska 80, 31-546 krakko, Poland. and is procured from within the EU and repackaged by the Product Licence holder: Primecrown Ltd, 4/5 Northolt Trading Estate, Belvue Road, Northolt, Middlesex, UB5 5QS.