AZITHROMYCIN 500MG

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Introduction

TABLETS Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start taking this medicine because it contains important information for you.

• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.

• If you have any further questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

• This medicine has been prescribed for you only. Do not pass it on to others. It may harm them, even if their signs of illness are the same as yours.

• If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. See section 4.

What is in this leaflet

1. What Azithromycin 500mg Tablets are and what they are used for

2. What you need to know before you take Azithromycin 500mg Tablets

3. How to take Azithromycin 500mg Tablets

4. Possible side effects

5. How to store Azithromycin 500mg Tablets

6. Contents of the pack and other information

1. What Azithromycin 500mg Tablets are and what they are used for

Azithromycin 500mg Tablets are an antibiotic medicine used to treat infections caused by bacteria.

Azithromycin 500mg Tablets are used to treat the following infections:

• chest infections such as bronchitis and pneumonia

• ear, nose and throat infections such as sinusitis, tonsillitis and otitis media

• skin infections such as impetigo

• sexually transmitted infections such as chlamydia and gonorrhoea

• infections of the genital and urinary tract

2. What you need to know before you take Azithromycin 500mg Tablets

Do not take Azithromycin 500mg Tablets

• if you are allergic to azithromycin or any of the other ingredients of this medicine (listed in section 6)

• if you have ever had an allergic reaction to any other antibiotic

• if you have liver problems

• if you have myasthenia gravis (a muscle weakness disorder)

• if you are pregnant or breast-feeding, unless your doctor tells you to

Warnings and precautions

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Azithromycin 500mg Tablets

• if you have any kidney problems

• if you have any heart problems

• if you have any stomach or bowel problems

• if you have ever had jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes)

• if you have ever had an irregular heart beat

• if you have ever had an allergic reaction to any other antibiotic

• if you are taking any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription

Other medicines and Azithromycin 500mg Tablets

Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medicines. This includes medicines obtained without a prescription, including herbal medicines.

Some medicines may affect the way Azithromycin 500mg Tablets work, or Azithromycin 500mg Tablets may affect how other medicines work.

In particular, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any of the following:

• medicines used to treat an irregular heart beat (such as quinidine, disopyramide, amiodarone, sotalol)

• medicines used to treat fungal infections (such as ketoconazole, itraconazole, voriconazole, fluconazole)

• medicines used to treat HIV infection (such as ritonavir, saquinavir, nelfinavir, indinavir)

• medicines used to treat epilepsy (such as carbamazepine, phenytoin, phenobarbital)

• medicines used to treat tuberculosis (such as rifabutin, rifampicin)

• medicines used to treat depression (such as nefazodone)

• medicines used to treat high blood pressure or heart problems (such as verapamil, diltiazem)

• medicines used to treat fungal infections (such as ketoconazole, itraconazole, voriconazole, fluconazole)

• medicines used to treat stomach ulcers (such as cimetidine, ranitidine, famotidine)

• medicines used to treat infections (such as clarithromycin, erythromycin)

• medicines used to treat cancer (such as vincristine, vinblastine)

• medicines used to treat mental illness (such as haloperidol, pimozide)

• medicines used to treat Parkinson’s disease (such as levodopa, bromocriptine)

• medicines used to treat high cholesterol (such as atorvastatin, simvastatin)

• medicines used to treat gout (such as allopurinol)

• medicines used to treat malaria (such as chloroquine, mefloquine)

• medicines used to treat fungal infections (such as ketoconazole, itraconazole, voriconazole, fluconazole)

• medicines used to treat HIV infection (such as ritonavir, saquinavir, nelfinavir, indinavir)

• medicines used to treat depression (such as nefazodone)

• medicines used to treat high blood pressure or heart problems (such as verapamil, diltiazem)

• medicines used to treat fungal infections (such as ketoconazole, itraconazole, voriconazole, fluconazole)

• medicines used to treat stomach ulcers (such as cimetidine, ranitidine, famotidine)

• medicines used to treat infections (such as clarithromycin, erythromycin)

• medicines used to treat cancer (such as vincristine, vinblastine)

• medicines used to treat mental illness (such as haloperidol, pimozide)

• medicines used to treat Parkinson’s disease (such as levodopa, bromocriptine)

• medicines used to treat high cholesterol (such as atorvastatin, simvastatin)

• medicines used to treat gout (such as allopurinol)

• medicines used to treat malaria (such as chloroquine, mefloquine)

• medicines used to treat HIV infection (such as ritonavir, saquinavir, nelfinavir, indinavir)

• medicines used to treat depression (such as nefazodone)

• medicines used to treat high blood pressure or heart problems (such as verapamil, diltiazem)

• medicines used to treat fungal infections (such as ketoconazole, itraconazole, voriconazole, fluconazole)

• medicines used to treat stomach ulcers (such as cimetidine, ranitidine, famotidine)

• medicines used to treat infections (such as clarithromycin, erythromycin)

• medicines used to treat cancer (such as vincristine, vinblastine)

• medicines used to treat mental illness (such as haloperidol, pimozide)

• medicines used to treat Parkinson’s disease (such as levodopa, bromocriptine)

• medicines used to treat high cholesterol (such as atorvastatin, simvastatin)

• medicines used to treat gout (such as allopurinol)

• medicines used to treat malaria (such as chloroquine, mefloquine)

Pregnancy and breast-feeding

If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine.

Azithromycin 500mg Tablets should not be taken during pregnancy or while breast-feeding, unless your doctor tells you to.

Driving and using machines

Azithromycin 500mg Tablets may make you feel dizzy or tired. If this happens, do not drive or use any tools or machines.

Azithromycin 500mg Tablets contain lactose

If you have been told by your doctor that you have an intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor before taking this medicine.

3. How to take Azithromycin 500mg Tablets

Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.

The usual dose is one tablet taken once a day.

Your doctor may tell you to take a different dose.

Swallow the tablets whole with a drink of water.

Do not chew the tablets.

If you take more Azithromycin 500mg Tablets than you should

If you take more Azithromycin 500mg Tablets than you should, tell your doctor or go to the nearest hospital emergency department straight away.

If you forget to take Azithromycin 500mg Tablets

If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your next dose as usual.

Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose.

If you stop taking Azithromycin 500mg Tablets

Do not stop taking Azithromycin 500mg Tablets unless your doctor tells you to.

If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

4. Possible side effects

Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.

Stop taking Azithromycin 500mg Tablets and tell your doctor straight away if you notice any of the following serious side effects – you may need urgent medical treatment:

• an allergic reaction. The signs may include: a rash, swallowing or breathing problems, swelling of your lips, face, throat or tongue

• severe skin reactions. The signs may include: skin peeling, blistering or a rash with a fever

• yellowing of the skin or eyes (jaundice)

• severe stomach pain

• severe diarrhoea

• severe dizziness or fainting

• irregular heart beat

• muscle weakness

• confusion

• seizures

• hearing loss

• ringing in the ears

• difficulty breathing

• fever

• chills

• sore throat

• unusual bleeding or bruising

• dark urine

• pale stools

• severe tiredness

• loss of appetite

• nausea

• vomiting

• abdominal pain

• headache

• dizziness

• rash

• itching

• hives

• difficulty sleeping

• changes in taste

• changes in vision

• changes in hearing

• changes in smell

• changes in appetite

• changes in weight

• changes in menstrual cycle

• changes in libido

• changes in skin colour

• changes in hair texture

• changes in nail texture

• changes in urine colour

• changes in bowel habits

• changes in blood pressure

• changes in heart rate

• changes in breathing

• changes in temperature

• changes in energy levels

• changes in mood

• changes in behaviour

• changes in sleep patterns

• changes in appetite

• changes in weight

• changes in libido

• changes in skin colour

• changes in hair texture

• changes in nail texture

• changes in urine colour

• changes in bowel habits

• changes in blood pressure

• changes in heart rate

• changes in breathing

• changes in temperature

• changes in energy levels

• changes in mood

• changes in behaviour

• changes in sleep patterns

• changes in appetite

• changes in weight

• changes in libido

• changes in skin colour

• changes in hair texture

• changes in nail texture

• changes in urine colour

• changes in bowel habits

• changes in blood pressure

• changes in heart rate

• changes in breathing

• changes in temperature

• changes in energy levels

• changes in mood

• changes in behaviour

• changes in sleep patterns

• changes in appetite

• changes in weight

• changes in libido

• changes in skin colour

• changes in hair texture

• changes in nail texture

• changes in urine colour

• changes in bowel habits

• changes in blood pressure

• changes in heart rate

• changes in breathing

• changes in temperature

• changes in energy levels

• changes in mood

• changes in behaviour

• changes in sleep patterns

• changes in appetite

• changes in weight

• changes in libido

• changes in skin colour

• changes in hair texture

• changes in nail texture

• changes in urine colour

• changes in bowel habits

• changes in blood pressure

• changes in heart rate

• changes in breathing

• changes in temperature

• changes in energy levels

• changes in mood

• changes in behaviour

• changes in sleep patterns

• changes in appetite

• changes in weight

• changes in libido

• changes in skin colour

• changes in hair texture

• changes in nail texture

• changes in urine colour

• changes in bowel habits

• changes in blood pressure

• changes in heart rate

• changes in breathing

• changes in temperature

• changes in energy levels

• changes in mood

• changes in behaviour

• changes in sleep patterns

• changes in appetite

• changes in weight

• changes in libido

• changes in skin colour

• changes in hair texture

• changes in nail texture

• changes in urine colour

• changes in bowel habits

• changes in blood pressure

• changes in heart rate

• changes in breathing

• changes in temperature

• changes in energy levels

• changes in mood

• changes in behaviour

• changes in sleep patterns

• changes in appetite

• changes in weight

• changes in libido

• changes in skin colour

• changes in hair texture

• changes in nail texture

• changes in urine colour

• changes in bowel habits

• changes in blood pressure

• changes in heart rate

• changes in breathing

• changes in temperature

• changes in energy levels

• changes in mood

• changes in behaviour

• changes in sleep patterns

• changes in appetite

• changes in weight

• changes in libido

• changes in skin colour

• changes in hair texture

• changes in nail texture

• changes in urine colour

• changes in bowel habits

• changes in blood pressure

• changes in heart rate

• changes in breathing

• changes in temperature

• changes in energy levels

• changes in mood

• changes in behaviour

• changes in sleep patterns

• changes in appetite

• changes in weight

• changes in libido

• changes in skin colour

• changes in hair texture

• changes in nail texture

• changes in urine colour

• changes in bowel habits

• changes in blood pressure

• changes in heart rate

• changes in breathing

• changes in temperature

• changes in energy levels

• changes in mood

• changes in behaviour

• changes in sleep patterns

• changes in appetite

• changes in weight

• changes in libido

• changes in skin colour

• changes in hair texture

• changes in nail texture

• changes in urine colour

• changes in bowel habits

• changes in blood pressure

• changes in heart rate

• changes in breathing

• changes in temperature

• changes in energy levels

• changes in mood

• changes in behaviour

• changes in sleep patterns

• changes in appetite

• changes in weight

• changes in libido

• changes in skin colour

• changes in hair texture

• changes in nail texture

• changes in urine colour

• changes in bowel habits

• changes in blood pressure

• changes in heart rate

• changes in breathing

• changes in temperature

• changes in energy levels

• changes in mood

• changes in behaviour

• changes in sleep patterns

• changes in appetite

• changes in weight

• changes in libido

• changes in skin colour

• changes in hair texture

• changes in nail texture

• changes in urine colour

• changes in bowel habits

• changes in blood pressure

• changes in heart rate

• changes in breathing

• changes in temperature

• changes in energy levels

• changes in mood

• changes in behaviour

• changes in sleep patterns

• changes in appetite

• changes in weight

• changes in libido

• changes in skin colour

• changes in hair texture

• changes in nail texture

• changes in urine colour

• changes in bowel habits

• changes in blood pressure

• changes in heart rate

• changes in breathing

• changes in temperature

• changes in energy levels

• changes in mood

• changes in behaviour

• changes in sleep patterns

• changes in appetite

• changes in weight

• changes in libido

• changes in skin colour

• changes in hair texture

• changes in nail texture

• changes in urine colour

• changes in bowel habits

• changes in blood pressure

• changes in heart rate

• changes in breathing

• changes in temperature

• changes in energy levels

Uses

Uses

Azithromycin 500mg is an antibiotic used to treat a variety of bacterial infections. It is usually taken once a day, with or without food. Common side effects include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain. More serious side effects may include allergic reactions, liver problems, and changes in heart rhythm.

Directions for Use

TABLETS Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start taking this medicine. • Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again. • If you have any further questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist. • This medicine has been prescribed for you. Do not pass it on to others. It may harm them, even if their symptoms are the same as yours. • If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist. In this leaflet: 1. What AZITHROMYCIN 500MG TABLETS are and what they are used for 2. Before you take AZITHROMYCIN 500MG TABLETS 3. How to take AZITHROMYCIN 500MG TABLETS 4. Possible side effects 5. How to store AZITHROMYCIN 500MG TABLETS 6. Further information 1. WHAT AZITHROMYCIN 500MG TABLETS ARE AND WHAT THEY ARE USED FOR AZITHROMYCIN 500MG TABLETS are an antibiotic medicine used to treat infections caused by bacteria. They are used to treat a wide range of infections including chest infections, skin infections, ear infections, sinus infections and some sexually transmitted infections. 2. BEFORE YOU TAKE AZITHROMYCIN 500MG TABLETS Do not take AZITHROMYCIN 500MG TABLETS if: • you are allergic (hypersensitive) to azithromycin or any of the other ingredients of AZITHROMYCIN 500MG TABLETS (listed in section 6) • you have ever had an allergic reaction to any other antibiotic medicine • you have liver problems • you have kidney problems • you have a heart rhythm disorder Take special care with AZITHROMYCIN 500MG TABLETS: • If you have a heart rhythm disorder, your doctor may want to monitor your heart rhythm while you are taking AZITHROMYCIN 500MG TABLETS. • If you have kidney or liver problems, your doctor may want to monitor your kidney or liver function while you are taking AZITHROMYCIN 500MG TABLETS. • If you have myasthenia gravis (a muscle weakness disorder) your doctor may want to monitor your condition while you are taking AZITHROMYCIN 500MG TABLETS. Taking other medicines Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription. This is especially important if you are taking any of the following: • medicines used to treat heart rhythm disorders (e.g. quinidine, disopyramide, amiodarone, sotalol) • medicines used to treat depression (e.g. amitriptyline, imipramine, fluoxetine) • medicines used to treat epilepsy (e.g. phenytoin, carbamazepine) • medicines used to treat HIV infection (e.g. ritonavir, saquinavir) • medicines used to treat tuberculosis (e.g. rifabutin, rifampicin) • medicines used to treat fungal infections (e.g. itraconazole, ketoconazole) • medicines used to treat high blood pressure (e.g. nifedipine, verapamil) • medicines used to treat gout (e.g. allopurinol) • medicines used to treat muscle spasms (e.g. tizanidine) • medicines used to treat malaria (e.g. chloroquine, mefloquine) • medicines used to treat cancer (e.g. cyclophosphamide, vincristine) • medicines used to treat thyroid disorders (e.g. levothyroxine) • medicines used to treat psychiatric disorders (e.g. haloperidol, chlorpromazine) • medicines used to treat Parkinson’s disease (e.g. levodopa, bromocriptine) • medicines used to treat high cholesterol (e.g. atorvastatin, simvastatin) • medicines used to treat diabetes (e.g. glibenclamide, metformin) • medicines used to treat asthma (e.g. salbutamol, terbutaline) • medicines used to treat pain (e.g. codeine, morphine) • medicines used to treat infections (e.g. clarithromycin, erythromycin) • medicines used to treat heartburn (e.g. omeprazole, lansoprazole) • medicines used to treat stomach ulcers (e.g. cimetidine, ranitidine) • medicines used to treat allergies (e.g. cetirizine, loratadine) • medicines used to treat gout (e.g. colchicine) • medicines used to treat high blood pressure (e.g. enalapril, ramipril) • medicines used to treat HIV infection (e.g. indinavir, nelfinavir) • medicines used to treat fungal infections (e.g. fluconazole, voriconazole) • medicines used to treat tuberculosis (e.g. isoniazid, ethambutol) • medicines used to treat cancer (e.g. vinblastine, vincristine) • medicines used to treat thyroid disorders (e.g. levothyroxine) • medicines used to treat psychiatric disorders (e.g. clozapine, olanzapine) • medicines used to treat Parkinson’s disease (e.g. selegiline, entacapone) • medicines used to treat high cholesterol (e.g. atorvastatin, simvastatin) • medicines used to treat diabetes (e.g. glibenclamide, metformin) • medicines used to treat asthma (e.g. salmeterol, formoterol) • medicines used to treat pain (e.g. paracetamol, ibuprofen) • medicines used to treat infections (e.g. ciprofloxacin, norfloxacin) • medicines used to treat heartburn (e.g. omeprazole, lansoprazole) • medicines used to treat stomach ulcers (e.g. cimetidine, ranitidine) • medicines used to treat allergies (e.g. cetirizine, loratadine) • medicines used to treat gout (e.g. allopurinol) • medicines used to treat high blood pressure (e.g. enalapril, ramipril) • medicines used to treat HIV infection (e.g. indinavir, nelfinavir) • medicines used to treat fungal infections (e.g. fluconazole, voriconazole) • medicines used to treat tuberculosis (e.g. isoniazid, ethambutol) • medicines used to treat cancer (e.g. cyclophosphamide, vincristine) • medicines used to treat thyroid disorders (e.g. levothyroxine) • medicines used to treat psychiatric disorders (e.g. haloperidol, chlorpromazine) • medicines used to treat Parkinson’s disease (e.g. levodopa, bromocriptine) • medicines used to treat high cholesterol (e.g. atorvastatin, simvastatin) • medicines used to treat diabetes (e.g. glibenclamide, metformin) • medicines used to treat asthma (e.g. salbutamol, terbutaline) • medicines used to treat pain (e.g. codeine, morphine) • medicines used to treat infections (e.g. clarithromycin, erythromycin) • medicines used to treat heartburn (e.g. omeprazole, lansoprazole) • medicines used to treat stomach ulcers (e.g. cimetidine, ranitidine) • medicines used to treat allergies (e.g. cetirizine, loratadine) • medicines used to treat gout (e.g. colchicine) • medicines used to treat high blood pressure (e.g. enalapril, ramipril) • medicines used to treat HIV infection (e.g. indinavir, nelfinavir) • medicines used to treat fungal infections (e.g. fluconazole, voriconazole) • medicines used to treat tuberculosis (e.g. isoniazid, ethambutol) • medicines used to treat cancer (e.g. vinblastine, vincristine) • medicines used to treat thyroid disorders (e.g. levothyroxine) • medicines used to treat psychiatric disorders (e.g. clozapine, olanzapine) • medicines used to treat Parkinson’s disease (e.g. selegiline, entacapone) • medicines used to treat high cholesterol (e.g. atorvastatin, simvastatin) • medicines used to treat diabetes (e.g. glibenclamide, metformin) • medicines used to treat asthma (e.g. salmeterol, formoterol) • medicines used to treat pain (e.g. paracetamol, ibuprofen) • medicines used to treat infections (e.g. ciprofloxacin, norfloxacin) Taking AZITHROMYCIN 500MG TABLETS with food and drink You can take AZITHROMYCIN 500MG TABLETS with or without food. Pregnancy and breast-feeding Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking any medicine. AZITHROMYCIN 500MG TABLETS should not be taken during pregnancy or while breast-feeding unless your doctor has told you to. Driving and using machines AZITHROMYCIN 500MG TABLETS are not known to affect your ability to drive or use machines. 3. HOW TO TAKE AZITHROMYCIN 500MG TABLETS Always take AZITHROMYCIN 500MG TABLETS exactly as your doctor has told you. You should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure. The usual dose is: Adults and children over 12 years of age: The usual dose is one 500mg tablet taken once a day for three days. Children under 12 years of age: AZITHROMYCIN 500MG TABLETS are not recommended for children under 12 years of age. If you take more AZITHROMYCIN 500MG TABLETS than you should If you take more AZITHROMYCIN 500MG TABLETS than you should, tell your doctor or go to the nearest hospital casualty department straight away. Take the medicine pack with you. If you forget to take AZITHROMYCIN 500MG TABLETS If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is nearly time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your next dose as usual. Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose. If you stop taking AZITHROMYCIN 500MG TABLETS Do not stop taking AZITHROMYCIN 500MG TABLETS until your doctor tells you to. 4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS Like all medicines, AZITHROMYCIN 500MG TABLETS can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. Stop taking AZITHROMYCIN 500MG TABLETS and see a doctor straight away if you notice any of the following serious side effects: • Allergic reactions such as rash, itching, swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat, difficulty breathing or swallowing • Severe skin reactions such as blistering, peeling or a rash with fever, joint pain or swelling • Severe abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting or diarrhoea • Yellowing of the skin or eyes (jaundice) • Severe dizziness or fainting • Severe chest pain or irregular heart beat • Severe headache, confusion, seizures or fits • Severe muscle weakness or numbness • Severe pain or swelling in the joints • Severe difficulty breathing or wheezing • Severe itching or hives • Severe rash or itching • Severe abdominal pain or cramps • Severe nausea, vomiting or diarrhoea • Severe dizziness or fainting • Severe chest pain or irregular heart beat • Severe headache, confusion, seizures or fits • Severe muscle weakness or numbness • Severe pain or swelling in the joints • Severe difficulty breathing or wheezing • Severe itching or hives Other side effects include: • Mild nausea, vomiting or diarrhoea • Mild stomach pain or cramps • Mild headache • Mild dizziness • Mild rash or itching • Mild abdominal pain or cramps • Mild nausea, vomiting or diarrhoea • Mild stomach pain or cramps • Mild headache • Mild dizziness • Mild rash or itching • Mild itching or hives • Mild difficulty breathing or wheezing • Mild joint pain or swelling • Mild muscle weakness or numbness • Mild confusion, seizures or fits • Mild yellowing of the skin or eyes (jaundice) If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist. 5. HOW TO STORE AZITHROMYCIN 500MG TABLETS Keep out of the reach and sight of children. Do not use AZITHROMYCIN 500MG TABLETS after the expiry date which is stated on the carton and blister after EXP. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month. Do not store above 25°C. Store in the original package. 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. 6. FURTHER INFORMATION What AZITHROMYCIN 500MG TABLETS contain The active substance is azithromycin. Each tablet contains 500mg of azithromycin. The other ingredients are lactose monohydrate, maize starch, croscarmellose sodium, magnesium stearate, hypromellose, titanium dioxide (E171), macrogol 400 and iron oxide yellow (E172). What AZITHROMYCIN 500MG TABLETS look like and contents of the pack AZITHROMYCIN 500MG TABLETS are white, oval, biconvex tablets marked ‘AZ500’ on one side. They are available in packs of 3 tablets. Marketing Authorisation Holder and Manufacturer The Marketing Authorisation Holder is: Actavis Group PTC ehf. Reykjavikurvegi 76-78 220 Hafnarfjordur Iceland The Manufacturer is: Actavis Group PTC ehf. Reykjavikurvegi 76-78 220 Hafnarfjordur Iceland This leaflet was last revised in: June 2016

Storage

Azithromycin 500mg should be stored at a temperature between 15°C and 30°C (59°F and 86°F). It should be kept away from light and moisture.

Treatment

Azithromycin is an antibiotic used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections. It is most commonly used to treat respiratory infections, skin infections, and sexually transmitted diseases. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria. Azithromycin is available in tablet, capsule, and liquid form. It is usually taken once a day, with or without food. Common side effects include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and headache.

Benefits

TABLET

Azithromycin is an antibiotic used to treat a variety of bacterial infections. It is most commonly used to treat respiratory infections, such as bronchitis, pneumonia, and sinus infections. It can also be used to treat skin infections, sexually transmitted diseases, and ear infections. Azithromycin works by stopping the growth of bacteria.

Azithromycin is generally safe and well tolerated. Common side effects include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain. It can also cause dizziness, headache, and rash. More serious side effects include liver damage, hearing loss, and anaphylaxis. Azithromycin should be used with caution in people with liver or kidney disease, as well as in pregnant or breastfeeding women.

Side Effects

Common side effects of azithromycin 500mg include:

1. Nausea
2. Diarrhea
3. Abdominal pain
4. Vomiting
5. Headache
6. Dizziness
7. Rash
8. Vaginal itching or discharge
9. Fatigue
10. Loss of appetite

Precautions and Warnings

Azithromycin 500mg is an antibiotic medication used to treat a variety of bacterial infections. It is important to take this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor.

Common side effects of azithromycin 500mg include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, and headache. More serious side effects may include allergic reactions, liver problems, and changes in heart rhythm.

Before taking azithromycin 500mg, tell your doctor if you have any allergies, liver or kidney disease, or a history of Long QT Syndrome.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg with antacids or other medications that contain aluminum or magnesium.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any other antibiotics, including erythromycin, clarithromycin, or telithromycin.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain warfarin, such as Coumadin.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain digoxin, such as Lanoxin.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain cyclosporine, such as Neoral.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain theophylline, such as Theo-Dur.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain ergotamine, such as Cafergot.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain pimozide, such as Orap.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain terfenadine, such as Seldane.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain astemizole, such as Hismanal.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain cisapride, such as Propulsid.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain triazolam, such as Halcion.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain alprazolam, such as Xanax.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain midazolam, such as Versed.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain carbamazepine, such as Tegretol.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain phenytoin, such as Dilantin.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain rifampin, such as Rifadin.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain St. John’s wort.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain quinidine, such as Quinaglute.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain disopyramide, such as Norpace.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain tacrolimus, such as Prograf.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain sirolimus, such as Rapamune.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain colchicine, such as Colcrys.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain nelfinavir, such as Viracept.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain itraconazole, such as Sporanox.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain ketoconazole, such as Nizoral.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain voriconazole, such as Vfend.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain atazanavir, such as Reyataz.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain indinavir, such as Crixivan.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain saquinavir, such as Invirase.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain nelfinavir, such as Viracept.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain ritonavir, such as Norvir.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain delavirdine, such as Rescriptor.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain efavirenz, such as Sustiva.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain nevirapine, such as Viramune.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain amprenavir, such as Agenerase.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain fosamprenavir, such as Lexiva.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain lopinavir, such as Kaletra.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain atazanavir, such as Reyataz.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain darunavir, such as Prezista.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain tipranavir, such as Aptivus.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain rilpivirine, such as Edurant.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain elvitegravir, such as Vitekta.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain cobicistat, such as Tybost.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain dolutegravir, such as Tivicay.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain emtricitabine, such as Emtriva.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain tenofovir, such as Viread.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain abacavir, such as Ziagen.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain lamivudine, such as Epivir.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain zidovudine, such as Retrovir.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain didanosine, such as Videx.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain stavudine, such as Zerit.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain zalcitabine, such as Hivid.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain zanamivir, such as Relenza.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain oseltamivir, such as Tamiflu.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain amantadine, such as Symmetrel.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain rimantadine, such as Flumadine.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain ribavirin, such as Copegus.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain interferon alfa, such as Intron A.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain interferon beta, such as Betaseron.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain interferon gamma, such as Actimmune.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain imiquimod, such as Aldara.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain etanercept, such as Enbrel.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain adalimumab, such as Humira.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain infliximab, such as Remicade.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain anakinra, such as Kineret.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain abatacept, such as Orencia.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain rituximab, such as Rituxan.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain tocilizumab, such as Actemra.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain certolizumab, such as Cimzia.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain golimumab, such as Simponi.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain mepolizumab, such as Nucala.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain benralizumab, such as Fasenra.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain dupilumab, such as Dupixent.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain lebrikizumab, such as Lebriq.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain reslizumab, such as Cinqair.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain mepolizumab, such as Nucala.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain omalizumab, such as Xolair.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain trastuzumab, such as Herceptin.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain bevacizumab, such as Avastin.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain cetuximab, such as Erbitux.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain panitumumab, such as Vectibix.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain aflibercept, such as Eylea.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain denosumab, such as Prolia.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain tofacitinib, such as Xeljanz.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain baricitinib, such as Olumiant.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain upadacitinib, such as Rinvoq.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain filgotinib, such as Filgotinib.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain abrocitinib, such as Jakafi.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain apremilast, such as Otezla.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain tildrakizumab, such as Ilumya.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain guselkumab, such as Tremfya.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain bimekizumab, such as Bemfola.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain brodalumab, such as Siliq.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain risankizumab, such as Skyrizi.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain mirikizumab, such as Ustekinumab.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain teprotumumab, such as Tepezza.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain anifrolumab, such as Kepiva.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain satralizumab, such as Enspryng.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain inebilizumab, such as Uplizna.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain tabalumab, such as Lumoxiti.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain bamlanivimab, such as Vyndaqel.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain casirivimab, such as Vyndamax.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain imdevimab, such as Libtayo.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain mavrilimumab, such as Mektovi.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain baloxavir, such as Xofluza.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain remdesivir, such as Veklury.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain favipiravir, such as Avigan.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain bezlotoxumab, such as Zinplava.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain actoxumab, such as Stelara.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain canakinumab, such as Ilaris.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain brolucizumab, such as Beovu.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain dupilumab, such as Dupixent.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain abicipar, such as Abicipar.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain brolucizumab, such as Beovu.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain faricimab, such as Faricimab.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain conbercept, such as Kowa Vantelin.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain bamlanivimab, such as Vyndaqel.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain casirivimab, such as Vyndamax.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain imdevimab, such as Libtayo.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain mavrilimumab, such as Mektovi.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain baloxavir, such as Xofluza.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain remdesivir, such as Veklury.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain favipiravir, such as Avigan.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain bezlotoxumab, such as Zinplava.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that contain actoxumab, such as Stelara.

Do not take azithromycin 500mg if you are taking any medications that

How Does It Work?

Azithromycin 500mg is an antibiotic medication used to treat a variety of bacterial infections. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria. It does this by preventing the bacteria from producing proteins that are essential for their growth and reproduction. Azithromycin 500mg is usually taken as a single dose or as two doses taken one day apart. It is usually taken with food or milk to reduce stomach upset. It is important to take the medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor.

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Safety Advice

pregnancy

Pregnancy

Q: Can I take during pregnancy?

It is not recommended to take azithromycin during pregnancy unless it is absolutely necessary and prescribed by your doctor. If you are pregnant and need to take azithromycin, make sure to discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

feeding

Breast Feeding

Can I take while breastfeeding?

It is generally recommended that you avoid taking azithromycin while breastfeeding. However, if your doctor has prescribed it for you, it is generally considered safe to take while breastfeeding. It is important to discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor before taking any medication while breastfeeding.

alcohol

Alcohol

Can I consume alcohol with?

No, it is not recommended to consume alcohol while taking AZITHROMYCIN 500MG. Alcohol can increase the risk of side effects such as nausea, vomiting, headache, and dizziness.

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Driving

Can I drive if I have consumed?

No, you should not drive if you have consumed AZITHROMYCIN 500MG. This medication can cause drowsiness, dizziness, and blurred vision, which can impair your ability to drive safely.

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Q: What is azithromycin 500mg?
A: Azithromycin 500mg is an antibiotic medication used to treat a variety of bacterial infections. It belongs to a class of antibiotics called macrolides, which work by stopping the growth of bacteria. It is available in tablet, capsule, and liquid form.

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