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Neckcin 250mg (Azithromycin)

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Neckcin 250mg (azithromycin) x 30 $1.40 $45.00 $42.00
Neckcin 250mg (azithromycin) x 60 $1.20 $48.00 $72.00
Neckcin 250mg (azithromycin) x 90 $0.90 $63.00 $81.00
Neckcin 250mg (azithromycin) x 180 $0.70 $189.00 $126.00
Neckcin 250mg (azithromycin) x 360 $0.40 $414.00 $144.00

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Product Information

 

Neckcin is a brand of antibiotic containing 250mg of Azithromycin as its active ingredient. Azithromycin is a macrolide antibiotic that fights bacterial infection in the body. This antibiotic is prescribed to treat a wide variety of mild to moderate bacterial infections like skin infections, ear infections, respiratory infections and sexually transmitted diseases. It is also used alone or in combination with other drugs as treatment and prevention of disseminated mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) disease in persons with advanced HIV infection.

 

Neckcin must only be used to treat infections that are caused by susceptible bacteria. An antibiotic like Neckcin is not effective in treating viral infections like the flue or common cold. Misuse of antibiotics will reduce its effectiveness and lead to drug-resistant bacteria.

 

Manufacturer

 

Neckcin 250 is manufactured by Johnlee Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd.

 

Dosage

 

A patient’s dosage will be based on the infection to be treated, its severity, and the response to treatment. A doctor must be consulted to receive accurate dosage instructions of antibiotic therapy.

 

The usual recommended dose of Azithromycin for adults and children weighing above 45kg are as follows:

3-day course – two 250mg or one 500mg taken once per day

5-day course – two 250mg or one 500mg on day 1, one 250mg on days 2 to 5

 

Below are recommended dosage for specific infections:

  • For respiratory and skin/soft tissue infections – 500mg once daily for 3 days
  • For Chancroid, non-gonnococcal cercivitis/urethritis, uncomplicated genital infections – 1g as a single dose
  • For prophylaxis of disseminated MAC infections – 1.2g once weekly

For treatment or secondary prophylaxis of MAC infections – 500mg once daily with other antimycobacterials

  • For uncomplicated gonorrhea – 2g as a single dose

 

Neckcin tablets must be taken orally, swallowed whole with a full glass of water. It may be taken with or without food. It may be taken with food to reduce gastrointestinal discomfort. The antibiotic must be taken for the full duration of therapy. Symptoms of infections may improve even before the infection has completely cleared. Skipping doses will increase the risk of infection that is resistant to antibiotic treatment. The tablets are best taken at same times each day to help the patient remember the dosing schedule. A missed dose must be taken as soon as remembered, but skipped if it’s almost time for the next dose.  Never double the dose.

                                                                                                            

Contraindications

 

Neckcin is contraindicated to patients with known hypersensitivity to the active drug Azithromycin and any of the inactive ingredient of the tablet, hypersensitivity to erythromycin, and any macrolide or ketolide antibiotic. It is also contraindicated to patients with history of cholestatic jaundice or hepatic dysfunction associated with azithromycin. Coadministration with pimozide is also contraindicated.

 

Side effects

 

Neckcin may cause the following less serious side effects:

  • Mild diarrhea, vomiting, constipation
  • Stomach pain
  • Mild headache, dizziness, tired feeling
  • Sleep problems, nervous feeling
  • Vaginal itching or discharge
  • Mild rash or itching
  • Hearing problems, ringing in ears
  • Reduced sense of smell or taste

 

Use of Neckcin must be stopped for any of these serious side effects:

  • Watery or bloody diarrhea
  • Headache with chest pain and severe dizziness, fainting, pounding or fast heartbeats
  • Nausea, upper stomach pain, loss of appetite, itching, dark urine, clay-colored stools, yellowing of skin or eyes
  • Severe skin reaction – fever, sore throat, swelling of face or tongue, burning in eyes, skin pain followed by red or purple skin rash spreading in the face or upper body that causes peeling and blisters

 

Antibiotics can cause diarrhea which may mean a new infection has developed. A watery and bloody diarrhea requires discontinuation of Neckcin therapy and notifying health care provider. The use of anti-diarrheal medications must be avoided unless the doctor tells otherwise.

 

Emergency medical help is needed if a severe allergic reaction occurs with symptoms of hives, breathing difficulty, swelling or face, lips, tongue, or throat.

 

A doctor must be consulted for more information on Neckcin side effects.

 

Warnings and Precautions

 

A patient must inform a doctor of any of the following medical conditions before taking Neckcin, to make sure the antibiotic is safe to use:

  • Kidney disease
  • Liver disease
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • A heart rhythm disorder
  • History of long QT syndrome

 

This antibiotic must not be given to children below 6 months of age. Elderly patients taking this antibiotic may be at higher risk of side effects on heart rhythm.

 

Azithromycin is under Pregnancy Category B, meaning it is not expected to harm an unborn baby. It is also not known if the antibiotic passes into breast milk or cause harm to a nursing infant.

 

Neckcin may interact with other medications. Antacids with aluminum and magnesium for instance must not be taken within 2 hours before or after taking azithromycin as the antacids can make the antibiotic less effective. A partial list of medications that may interact with azithromycin is as follows:

  • Cyclosporine
  • Tacrolimus
  • Theophylline
  • Warfarin
  • Arsenic trioxide
  • Pimozide
  • Other antibiotic like clarithromycin, erythromycin, levofloxacin, moxifloxacin
  • Antidepressants like amitriptyline, clomipramine, desipramine
  • Antimalarial drugs like chloroquine, mefloquine
  • Heart, blood pressure, heart rhythm medicines
  • Ergot medicines
  • Seizure medicines
  • Sedatives
  • Psychiatric disorder medicines
  • Cholesterol lowering medicines

This is not a complete list of drug interactions. A patient must still inform the doctor of all other medications including OTC drugs, supplements, and herbal products.

 

Sun exposure and tanning beds must be avoided because the antibiotic can increase sun sensitivity. Use of sunscreen with SPF30 or higher and protective clothing when outdoors is recommended.

 

Neckcin and Alcohol

 

Avoiding alcohol consumption while taking Azithromycin (Neckcin) is recommended as both are linked to liver damage and alcohol can be dehydrating, which increases the risk of side effects or make side effects worse.