Arzomic 200mg/5ml Suspension contains azithromycin, which is an antibiotic medication belonging to the macrolide class. It is commonly prescribed to treat various bacterial infections caused by susceptible organisms. Azithromycin works by inhibiting the growth of bacteria, thereby helping to control and eliminate the infection.
Arzomic Suspension is available in a liquid form with a concentration of 200mg azithromycin per 5ml of suspension. It is typically used in pediatric patients or individuals who have difficulty swallowing tablets.
- Gastrointestinal Upset: Common side effects of azithromycin include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, and gastrointestinal discomfort. These symptoms are usually mild and resolve on their own.
- Headache and Dizziness: Some individuals may experience headaches or dizziness while taking azithromycin. It is important to rest and avoid activities that require mental alertness if these side effects occur.
- Allergic Reactions: Although rare, azithromycin can cause allergic reactions in some individuals. Symptoms may include rash, itching, swelling, severe dizziness, or difficulty breathing. Seek immediate medical attention if you experience any signs of an allergic reaction.
- Liver Function Abnormalities: In rare cases, azithromycin may affect liver function, leading to elevated liver enzymes. Symptoms of liver problems may include jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eyes), dark urine, or persistent abdominal pain. Consult a healthcare professional if you experience any of these symptoms.
When Not to Use:
- Allergy to Azithromycin: If you have a known hypersensitivity or allergy to azithromycin or other macrolide antibiotics, you should avoid using Arzomic Suspension.
- History of Liver Disease: Individuals with a history of liver disease or impaired liver function should use azithromycin with caution. Close monitoring of liver function may be required.
- QT Prolongation: Azithromycin can prolong the QT interval of the heart, which can increase the risk of irregular heart rhythms. It should be used cautiously in individuals with a history of QT prolongation, electrolyte imbalances, or certain medications that can prolong the QT interval.
- Myasthenia Gravis: Azithromycin may worsen symptoms of myasthenia gravis, a neuromuscular disorder characterized by muscle weakness and fatigue. Use with caution and inform your healthcare provider if you have this condition.
Note: It is important to use Arzomic Suspension as prescribed by your healthcare provider and complete the full course of treatment, even if you start feeling better. Do not use this medication for viral infections such as the common cold or flu. Discuss any concerns or potential side effects with your healthcare provider.