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Azithromycin eye ointment (Estocin eye ointment)
Azithromycin eye ointment is used to treat ear, nose, throat, chest, skin and soft tissue infections (acne, tooth infection), and s**ually transmitted disease (like syphilis). To apply eye ointment , wash your hands first. To avoid contamination, do not touch the dropper tip or let it touch your eye or any other surface. If you are using this medication for the first time, hold the ointment upright and remove the cap. This will release any extra pressure in the dropper. Put the cap back on before shaking the dropper.
How it works?
Azithromycin belongs to class of medications called macrolide Antibiotics. Azithromycin eye ointment inhibits bacterial protein synthesis, thereby stopping the bacterial growth or sometimes killing sensitive bacteria.
Azithromycin side effects
Fainting, sore mouth or tongue, loss of hearing, Abdominal or stomach cramping and discomfort, liver problems, skin rash, yellow eyes or skin, redness, irregular or slow heartbeat, stomach pain, unusual tiredness or weakness, severe skin reaction, Stevens-Johnson syndrome ., diarrhea, vaginal itching and discharge, fever, or itching, anaphylaxis, Increased heart rate, nausea or vomiting, inflammation of pancreas
Do not start or continue the Azithromycin eye ointment and consult your doctor:
If you are allergic to Azithromycin or any other ingredient of the tablet/capsule/suspension.
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
If you have liver or heart problem or suffer from myasthenia gravis.
If you are taking Azithromycin eye ointment for any allergic condition, migraine, raised bad lipids in your blood, drugs for mental illness, epilepsy or heart failure.
Frequently asked questions
Q. Is Azithromycin/althrocin/erythrocin/erycin an antibiotic? Is it penicillin? Does Azithromycin have sulfa in it?
Estocin eye ointment belongs to class of medications called macrolide antibiotics. Azithromycin is not penicillin. Azithromycin eye ointment does not contain sulfa.
Q. Is Azithromycin safe during pregnancy and breast-feeding?
Azithromycin crosses the placenta and is excreted in milk in small amounts, Estocin eye ointment may be used in pregnant and lactating women, if benefit outweighs the risk. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use.
Q. Is Azithromycin eye ointment eye ointment used for sinus infection, pink eye, strep throat, UTI, bladder infection, tooth infection, ear infection, chest infection or tonsillitis?
Estocin eye ointment can be used to treat sinus infection, pink eye, strep throat, UTI, bladder infection, tooth infection, ear infection, chest infection or tonsillitis. Please consult your doctor before taking the drug.
Q. Is Azithromycin and azithromycin the same?
Azithromycin and azithromycin belongs to same class of drugs, however they differ in their some of the indications.
Q. Is Azithromycin safe?
Estocin eye ointment is relatively safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is Azithromycin over the counter drug?
Azithromycin is not an over the counter drug. It is a prescription drug.
Q. Can I take Azithromycin with paracetamol, ibuprofen or vitamins?
Interaction is not observed, when Estocin eye ointment is taken with paracetamol, ibuprofen and vitamins however do consult your doctor before use. Drug interaction may occur when methotrexate is taken with Azithromycin eye ointment.
Q. Can I take Azithromycin with food, milk and alcohol?
Estocin eye ointment should be taken ½ hour prior or 2 hours after meals. Azithromycin can be taken with milk. It shows no significant interaction with alcohol, however it is advisable not to drink or limit the use of alcohol while you are taking antibiotics.
Q. Does Azithromycin cause gas, weight gain, and drowsiness?
Azithromycin eye ointment may cause gas, weight gain and drowsiness.
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Bacterial eye infection
Sunways India Pvt Ltd
5 gm in 1 tube
Azithromycin (1% w/w)