Azibiot - Use | Dose | Side Effects

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Azibiot is a drug from the group of macrolide antibiotics. This medicine works by killing bacteria and therefore is used to treat infections.

It is used in treatment of the following infections:

  • Respiratory tract infections (sinusitis, tonsillitis, inflammation of the throat, pneumonia, bronchitis)
  • Inflammation of the middle ear
  • Skin and soft tissues infection
  • Urinary tract infections caused by susceptible microorganisms


It should be avoided, or may be used, only with extra precautions in the following conditions:

  • If you are allergic to Azibiot or other similar medications. Symptoms of an allergy include:
    1. skin rash,
    2. itching of the skin,
    3. redness,
    4. swelling of the face,
    5. swelling of the throat,
    6. swelling of the tongue,
    7. trouble breathing. Allergies can cause anaphylactic shock that may be fatal.
  • Liver or kidney disorders
  • Heart disorders
  • Pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you have migraines

Azibiot like all other antibiotics can disrupt the intestinal flora and cause diarrhea. Consult your doctor or pharmacist about the medicine you need to take to treat diarrhea.

Use during pregnancy and breastfeeding

Use of Azibiot during pregnancy and breastfeeding is not recommended. It should be used during pregnancy only if the benefit to the mother outweighs the risk to the child.

Avoid breastfeeding while using this drug.

Azibiot Use and Dose

How you will take this remedy depends on the severity of infections.

The usual dose is Azibiot 500 mg once a day, for 3 days.

  • Alternative: 500 mg once a day during the first day, then Azibiot 250 mg once a day for 4 days.

It can be used in children with a body weight of at least 50 kg.

Urinary tract infections: 1000 mg used once for one day.

Azibiot can be taken with or without food.


Symptoms of an overdose include:

  • Nausea,
  • vomiting,
  • diarrhea,
  • hearing loss and other symptoms.

If you have taken more Azibiot than your doctor recommended, contact your doctor.

Use with other drugs (Interactions)

Azibiot should be avoided, or may be used, only with extra precautions with the following medications:

  • Derivatives of ergotamine, used in the treatment of migraine such as dihydroergotamine
  • Antiarrhythmic medications used in the treatment of heart rhythm disorders
  • If you are taking oral anticoagulants used in the treatment of thrombosis such as:
    • warfarin (Farin),
    • acenocoumarol (Sintrom, Sinkum 4) and other similar medications. Concomitant use of Azibiot with these medications increases the risk of bleeding.
  • If you are taking antacids used to treat stomach ulcers and to neutralize acid in the stomach.
  • Immunosuppressants such is cyclosporin used in the treatment of autoimmune disorders.

Tell your doctor about all medications and herbal products you are taking.

Side effects

Azibiot may cause the following side effects:

  1. Nausea,
  2. vomiting,
  3. diarrhea (occurs very often),
  4. constipation,
  5. abdominal pain,
  6. headache,
  7. dizziness,
  8. low white blood cells count,
  9. menstrual disorders,
  10. fatigue,
  11. hearing loss,
  12. difficulty urinating,
  13. muscle pain,
  14. nervousness,
  15. insomnia,
  16. infections,
  17. dry mouth,
  18. dry skin,
  19. liver damage followed with jaundice,
  20. kidney damage,
  21. myasthenia gravis (a muscle disorder),
  22. Stevens-Johnson syndrome (severe skin disorder),
  23. allergy.

Symptoms of an allergy include:

  • skin rash,
  • redness of the skin,
  • itching of the skin,
  • swelling of the face,
  • swelling of the tongue,
  • trouble breathing.
  • Allergies can cause anaphylactic shock that may be fatal.

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If you have any concerns or questions about your health, you should always consult with a physician or other health-care professional.