About the drug
Azithromycin is an azalide macrolid antibiotic that is used in the treatment of various bacterial infections. It is an erythromycin derivative and is effective against various bacteria like Chlamydia pneumonia, Eikenella corrodens, Escherichia coli, Haemophilus influenza, Moraxella catarrhalis etc.
Uses of the drug:
Azithromycin is used to treat the conditions such as ear infections, respiratory tract infections, skin infections, sexually transmitted bacterial disease, urinary tract infections, Urethritis, Cervicitis, tonsillitis etc. antibiotics are meant for acting on the bacteria. But it does not work on viruses that cause other allergies like cold and flu.
Working of the drug:
Azithromycin is a bacteriostatic antibiotic. This nature means it prevents the growth of the bacteria by hindering the cell division process and translation process. It aims to stops the reproduction process of bacteria. It interferes in the process of protein synthesis process. Azithromycin binds with the 50 S ribosomal unit of protein and stops the translation process of mRNA.
Zaha 3 ml eye drop is manufacture by Cipla, India. You can buy Zaha 3 ml online at alldaychemist.com.
Dosage form and strengths:
This drug is available in the eye drop form in the following strength on our website:
Zaha 3 ml eye drops
Before you take this drug:
Do not take this drug if you:
Are allergic to this drug or any of the other ingredients present in this medicine
Tell your doctor if you:
Have had any emergency treatment or surgery
Have any other skin infection
Have Myasthenia Gravis
How much to take the drug?
The dosage is only decided by the doctor after the proper assessing of the condition of the patient and various factors such as disease condition, age and body weight. The dose cannot be fixed as it varies from patient to patient. Always take the dose as prescribed by the Doctor.
How to use the drug?
Read the patient’s leaflet available with the pharmacist or follow the simple steps given below:
Wash your hands before application of the eye drops
Do not touch the dropper tip or let it come in contact with eye or any other skin surface
Remove your contact lenses before applying this medicine
Now remove the cap of the medicine
Tilt your head back, look upward and pull down your lower eyelid
Now into the eye pouch created place 1 drop of medicine
Do this usually twice a day, after every 8-10 hour gap for 2 days and after that use only once a day for the next 5 days
The time period should be as prescribed by the doctor
After the application of the eye drop you should keep your eyes closed for 1-2 min.
Place one finger at the corner of your eye and apply the pressure. This will avoid the draining of the medicine.
If there is the same problem in the other eye too then repeat the above given steps with the other eye too.
For how long to take it?
Take the medicine as long as prescribed. Do not continue to use this medication after the period for which it was prescribed is over.
In case of an overdose of Azithromycin, get emergency medical attention or call the doctor immediately.
In case you forget to take the dose, skip the dose and take the next dose on the recommended time period. Do not double up the dose for the missed one.
Side effects of the drug:
Every medicine shows some side effects, same way this drug also have some undesired effects with it. It is not necessary that all the people will encounter same side effects. The side effects may vary from person to person. Azithromycin shows common side effects such as:
ased sensitivity to sunlight
Pain in the upper part of the stomach or Abdominal pain
Blisters and peeling of skin
Mild abdominal pain and discomfort
Vaginal itching or discharge
Some serious and rare side effects that need serious consideration are stated below:
Watery or bloody diarrhea
Red or purplish skin rash, blistering and peeling of skin
Swollen face, throat and tongue
Common drug interactions:
Always inform your doctor about the drugs you are taking till date. Give a complete list of prescription or non prescription drugs and any other disease conditions. This way, doctor is able to give you the list of drugs and other things that may interact with Azithromycin. Drugs enlisted below may interact with Azithromycin and can hinder its normal functioning:
BCG vaccine live
Things to remember:
Always take the medicine as per prescription
Don’t use the expired drug
Never share your medicine with anybody, even if they have the same symptoms
Always store the medicine at the room temperature and away from moisture, heat and light
Consult with your pharmacist about the proper disposal of the drug
Keep a complete record of all the medicines you are taking along with this medicine
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