Doxycycline vs. Aziwok: What's the difference?
- Doxycycline and Aziwok are antibiotics used to treat many different types of bacterial infections.
- Brand names for doxycycline include Vibramycin, Oracea, Adoxa, Atridox, Acticlate, Acticlate Cap, Doryx, Doxteric, Doxy, and Monodox.
- Brand names for Aziwok include Zithromax, Zithromax Tri-Pak, Zithromax Z-Pak, and Zmax.
- Doxycycline and Aziwok are different types of antibiotics. Doxycycline is a tetracycline antibiotic and Aziwok is a macrolide antibiotic.
- Side effects of doxycycline and Aziwok that are similar include diarrhea or loose stools, nausea, abdominal pain, and vomiting.
- Side effects of doxycycline that are different from Aziwok include tooth discoloration if used in persons below 8 years of age and exaggerated sunburn.
- Side effects of Aziwok that are different from doxycycline include rash, nervousness, vaginitis, tongue discoloration, ringing in the ears, and indigestion.
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Aziwok is a macrolide antibiotic. It can be taken by people who are allergic to penicillin.
It is important to complete the prescribed course (unless you are told to stop). Otherwise your infection could come back.
Any side-effects are usually mild. The most common are diarrhoea, feeling sick (nausea) and headache.
ZITHROMAX is contraindicated in patients with a history of cholestatic jaundice/hepatic dysfunction associated with prior use of Aziwok.
7. Pregnancy and breastfeeding
Aziwok isn't normally recommended during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. But your doctor may prescribe it if the benefits of taking Aziwok are greater than the risks.
For more information about how Aziwok can affect you and your baby during pregnancy, visit the Best Use of Medicines in Pregnancy (BUMPS) website.
What is doxycycline? What is Aziwok?
Doxycycline is a tetracycline antibiotic used to treat many different types of infections, including respiratory tract infections due to Hemophilus influenzae, Streptococcus pneumoniae, or Mycoplasma pneumoniae. It is used also in the treatment of syphilis, acne, periodontal disease, non-gonococcal urethritis (due to Ureaplasma), Rocky Mountain spotted fever, typhus, chancroid, cholera, brucellosis, and anthrax.
Aziwok is a macrolide antibiotic related to erythromycin and clarithromycin (Biaxin) used to treat bacterial infections such as otitis media (infection of the middle ear), tonsillitis, laryngitis, bronchitis, pneumonia, sinusitis, uncomplicated skin and skin structure infections, Mycobacterium avium complex, acute bacterial flare ups of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), acute pelvic inflammatory disease, and several sexually transmitted infectious diseases (STDs) such as non-gonococcal urethritis and cervicitis.
How to take Aziwok
- Before you start taking the antibiotic, read the manufacturer's printed information leaflet from ins >
Mechanism Of Action
Aziwok is a macrolide antibacterial drug.
Aziwok concentrates in phagocytes and fibroblasts as demonstrated by in vitro incubation techniques. Using such methodology, the ratio of intracellular to extracellular concentration was > 30 after one hr of incubation. In vivo studies suggest that concentration in phagocytes may contribute to drug distribution to inflamed tissues.
Clinical Trials Experience
Because clinical trials are conducted under widely varying conditions, adverse reaction rates observed in the clinical trials of a drug cannot be directly compared to rates in the clinical trials of another drug and may not reflect the rates observed in practice.
In clinical trials, most of the reported adverse reactions were mild to moderate in severity and were reversible upon discontinuation of the drug. Approximately 0.7% of the patients from the multiple-dose clinical trials discontinued ZITHROMAX (Aziwok) therapy because of treatment-related adverse reactions. Serious adverse reactions included angioedema and cholestatic jaundice. Most of the adverse reactions leading to discontinuation were related to the gastrointestinal tract, e.g., nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or abdominal pain.