Atizor Syrup is a medication containing the active ingredient Azithromycin. It is an antibiotic belonging to the macrolide class, used to treat a variety of bacterial infections. Azithromycin works by inhibiting the growth and spread of bacteria, thereby helping the body’s immune system to fight off the infection.
Atizor Syrup is prescribed for the treatment of the following bacterial infections:
- Respiratory Tract Infections: It is used to treat infections of the upper and lower respiratory tract, such as bronchitis, pneumonia, and sinusitis.
- Ear Infections: Atizor Syrup is effective in treating bacterial ear infections (otitis media).
- Skin and Soft Tissue Infections: It can be used to treat skin and soft tissue infections like impetigo and cellulitis.
- Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs): Azithromycin is sometimes used to treat certain sexually transmitted infections like chlamydia and non-gonococcal urethritis.
- Streptococcal Infections: Atizor Syrup may be prescribed to treat streptococcal throat infections, particularly when penicillin cannot be used.
While Atizor Syrup is generally well-tolerated, some individuals may experience side effects. Common side effects include:
- Abdominal pain
- Skin rash or itching
Serious side effects are rare but can occur. If any of the following severe side effects occur, medical attention should be sought immediately:
- Severe allergic reactions: Such as rash, itching, swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat, severe dizziness, and difficulty breathing.
- Liver problems: Symptoms may include persistent nausea or vomiting, yellowing of the eyes or skin (jaundice), dark urine, or persistent abdominal pain.
- Irregular heartbeat: Azithromycin may rarely cause a condition called QT prolongation, leading to an irregular heart rhythm.
When Not to Use:
Atizor Syrup should not be used in the following situations:
- Allergy to Azithromycin: Individuals with a known allergy to Azithromycin or other macrolide antibiotics should avoid using this medication.
- History of Liver or Kidney Problems: Patients with a history of significant liver or kidney impairment should use Atizor Syrup with caution and under medical supervision.
- Myasthenia Gravis: Azithromycin may worsen symptoms of myasthenia gravis, a neuromuscular disorder.
- Drug Interactions: Atizor Syrup may interact with certain medications, especially those that affect the heart rhythm or are metabolized by the liver. Inform your healthcare provider about all medications you are taking to avoid potential interactions.
- Pregnancy and Breastfeeding: While Azithromycin is generally considered safe during pregnancy and breastfeeding, it is essential to consult a healthcare professional before using it during these periods.
Always follow the prescribed dosage and complete the full course of treatment as advised by your healthcare provider. Do not share your medication with others, and if you experience any concerning side effects, seek medical attention promptly.