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Uses, Price, Side Effects and Substitutes of Azithral 500 mg Tablet

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Azithral 500 MG tablet is an antibiotic used for treating bacterial infections of ears, lungs, nose, intestines and STDs.The medicine is a composition of Azithromycin. Common side effects include vomiting, dizziness, painful urination and swelling. Substitutes of Azithral 500 mg tablets include Azivent 500 mg, Azilac 500 mg and Maxithral 500 mg.

Azithral 500 mg is also used for treating malaria along with other medicines. It is also used for treating numerous intestinal infections as well as sexually transmitted infections, which includes gonorrhea and chlamydia. It needs to be taken under doctor's guidance.Avoid the intake ofAzithral 500 MG tablet if you have any allergy, jaundice or any liver problem due to Azithromycin. Plus if you have heart rhythm disorder or history of prolonged QT syndromes then consult the doctor before starting the medicine.

When is Azithral 500 MGprescribed?

Azithral 500 MG is recommended if you have:

1- Bacterial infections/ conjunctivitis

2- Ear Infection (Otitis Media)

3- Throat infection/ Pharyngitis/Tonsillitis

4- Skin infections

5- Cat Scratch Disease

6- Respiratory tract infections

7- Chest infections

 chest infections

8- Acne vulgaris

9- Urogenital infections

10- Sinus infection

11- Inflammation of sinuses

What are the substitutes for Azithral 500 MGtablet?

Azithral 500 mg tablet is composed of Azithromycin. Below is the list of substitutes of Azithral 500 MG tablet that have same composition, form and strength:

1- Unizith 500 MG by Sanofi India Ltd

2- Azifine Plus 500 MG by Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd

3- Azlupin 500 MG by Lupin Ltd

4- Topmac 500 MG by Tablets India Ltd

5- Corzi 500 MG by Dwd Pharmaceuticals Ltd

6- Azicip 500 MG  by Cipla Ltd

7- Azro 500 MG by Abbott Healthcare Pvt. Ltd

Azithral 500 mg tablet

8- Macrotor 500 MG by Torrent Ph armaceuticals Ltd

9- Zithium 500 MG by Alkem Laboratories Ltd

What are the interactions of Azithral 500 MGtablet?

Below is the list of interactions of Azithral 500 MG tablet:

1- Diseases

a- QT Prolongation- It is advised to inform you have an arrhythmia, heart disease or drugs that prolong QT intervals like psychiatric drugs or anti-arrhythmic drugs.

b- Liver Disease- Consult the doctor if you have any liver disease and drugs, which causes liver damage.

c- Myasthenia Gravis- If you have thyroid disease or Myasthenia Gravis (drooping of eyelids, difficulty in swallowing, double vision).

2- Medicines

a- Atorvastatin - If you have dark-colored urine, muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness then contact your doctor.

b- Amiodarone - If you have lightheadedness, fainting, shortness of breath then it is advised to inform the doctor. Also inform the doctor about other medicines which you are using.

c- Pimozide - If you have noticed an irregular heartbeat, nausea, tightness in the chest or blurred vision then tell your doctor about all the medications.

d- Aluminium Hydroxide/Magnesium Hydroxide - It is advised to take Azithral 500 MG Tablet at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after Azithral 500 MG Tablet and report the doctor about other medicines.

Does Azithral 500 mg require Doctor’s Prescription?

Yes, it requires doctor’s prescription.

What is the price of Azithral 500 mg tablet?

The price of Azithral 500 mg tablet is INR 108.24 per strip. One strip consists of 5 tablets.

What are the precautions needed to keep in mind with the intake of Azithral 500 MGtablet?

Go through the warnings and precautions regarding Azithral 500 MG tablet:

1- Usage During Pregnancy:The medicine is not advised for pregnant women until it is not required. It should be taken only under doctor’s guidance when its benefits outweigh the potential risks. Usage during pregnancy
2- Usage During Breastfeeding:The medicine is not recommended for breastfeeding women unless it is absolutely necessary. And if the medicine has been used, then monitoring of infant is to be done to diagnose the undesired effect.

3- Avoid taking Azithral 500 MG tablet if you have known allergy to this medicine or any other macrolides. 

4- This medicine is known to worsen the Myasthenia Gravis symptoms plus increases new symptoms. So, one must use this medicine with caution with any history of Myasthenia Gravis. Ask the doctor to prescribe with an alternative.

5- Patients who have a history of Arrhythmias, heart diseases, as well as the ones who are on medicines that prolongs the QT interval like psychiatric drugs and anti-arrhythmic drugs, needs to use this medicine with caution as it can increase the risk of cardiac arrhythmias. Ask a doctor for dose adjustment or a suitable alternative.

6- The antibiotic therapy can imbalance the normal microbial flora of large intestine, promoting the bacteria growth called as Clostridium difficile. It ends up with severe diarrhea.

7- Azithral injection is not recommended for the patients below 16 years of age.

Azithral 500 MG Tablet Dosage Instructions

It is always advised to consume Azithral 500 MG tablet as per doctor's recommendation. The medicine should be swallowed whole. Children who weigh less than 45 kg must not take it. You can read about the doses on the label also. Complete your course even if you feel better. In case of any infection or symptoms get worse or new infection develops within few days of taking medicine then it is advised to see a doctor.

What are the Side Effects of Azithral 500 MG Tablet?

Consult your doctor immediately if you start experiencing the following side effects. Most common side effects include stomach upset and cramps, feeling of being sick or of diarrhea.

1- Sudden wheeziness,

2- Difficulty in breathing

3- Swelling of eyelids, face or lips

4- Rash or itching (affecting the whole body)

5- Severe or prolonged diarrhea in which has blood or mucus in it, during or after treatment with Azithral 500 MG tablet. It is a sign of serious bowel inflammation

6- Redness and flaking of skin due to severe rashes

7- Rapid or irregular heartbeat

8- Painful urination

9- Vomiting

10- Low blood pressure

11- Heartburn

Are you looking for a medicine to treat bacterial infection? If yes, find the alternatives to cure bacterial infection. And, if you are having skin problems, then it's the time to visit a dermatologist to help you out.

Dr. Kavita Jaggi Agrawal

About The Author

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician Dr. Kavita Jaggi Agrawal

Dr. Kavita Jaggi Agrawal is an obstetrician, gynecologist and infertility specialist who is providing her valuable expertise in the field of gynecology and infertility issues. She ensures that the patients receive the required fertility treatments well on time. Dr. Kavita specializes in the treatments like High Risk Pregnancy Care, In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) and Reproductive Medicine. Currently, she is practicing at Amit Jaggi Memorial Hospital, Vibhav Nagar, Agra.


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Kalpana Chauhan

I missed my azithral 500 mg tablets dosage once and as a side-effect, I got rashes and itching. It took me 3 days to overcome that.

Oct. 6, 2018, 11:15 p.m. 4.5


Gaurav Gandhi

I use Topmac 500 MG for the bacterial infections but I am too confused with the side effects of this medicine. I think I will switch to azithral 500 mg tablets.

Sept. 24, 2018, 9:46 p.m. 4.5


Greg Warren

Azithral 500 mg tablet can sure be trusted for respiratory tract infections, not sure on skin infections, bacterial infections though.

June 2, 2018, 2:39 p.m. 5.0


Divya Gandhi

My son had an ear infection and I might have given him azithral 500 mg tablets if I haven't come across this article. He is only 10 and these tablets are for adults or children aging more than 16 years old.

May 12, 2018, 4:08 p.m. 4.5


Kedar Sunil Chhatrapal

Feb. 21, 2018, 3:27 p.m. 4.5

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