The drug "Sumamed". Analogues, indications, contraindications, side effects


The drug "Sumamed" is an antibiotic with a widespectrum of action. Azithromycin dihydrate is the active substance of the drug Sumamed. Analogues of this medication are the main topic that we will consider in our article. And now a little information about the drug itself.

So, azithromycin, which is the basis of the drug"Summamed" is the first representative of azalides - a new subtype of macrolides. At maintenance of high concentration in the center of an inflammation it renders bactericidal action. To this antibiotic are sensitive: streptococci, such as S.pyogenes, Streptococcus pneumoniae, S.agalactiae; Gram-negative bacteria: Moraxella catarrhalis, Legionella pneumophila, Haemophilus influenzae, B.parapertussis, Compylobacter jejuni, Gardnerella vaginalis and H.ducrei; anaerobes: Peptostreptococcus species, Clostridium perfringens, Bacteroides bivius; mycoplasma and Borrelia. It does not affect those gram-positive bacteria that are resistant to the "Erythromycin" agent.

Indication for the use of the drug "Sumamed"

  • Diseases of the respiratory system and ENT organs: angina, otitis media, tonsillitis, sinusitis; scarlet fever; atypical and bacterial pneumonia, bronchitis.
  • Diseases of soft tissues and skin: rye, dermatosis, impetigo.
  • Diseases of the urogenital tract: urethritis, non-gonorrhea or gonorrhea, cerivititis.
  • Borelios (Lyme disease).

Contraindications to the drug "Sumamed"

Since azithromycin belonging to the groupmacrolides - this is the active substance of the drug "Sumamed" (its analogs will have the same limitations), then the contraindication will be increased sensitivity to it.

Form of issue

  • Capsules number 6 for 250 milligrams.
  • The Sumamed tablets are 500 milligrams and 125 milligrams.
  • Syrup (100 milligrams and 200 milligrams).

Side effects of the drug "Sumamed"

Nausea, diarrhea, pain in the epigastricareas, vomiting, jaundice cholestatic, flatulence; extremely rare - rash, photosensitivity, angioedema, erythema multiforme; an increase in the transient character of the activity of liver enzymes; leukopenia, thrombocytopenia, neutropenia; Drowsiness, a feeling of general weakness, headache; pain in the chest; vaginitis, in rare cases - candidiasis; arthralgia, hyperglycemia.

Can I take the drug Sumamed, analogues of the drug during pregnancy and lactation (breast-feeding)?

Pregnancy is a contraindication tothe use of drugs with the active substance azithromycin. When lactation, treatment with these drugs is permissible, but it is necessary to take a break in breastfeeding.

The drug "Sumamed". Analogues

All the above information will apply to the analogues.

The drug "Azivok" - an antibiotic, close in itsproperties to the drug "Sumamed". An analogue, as in its composition has an active substance azithromycin. Quickly absorbed into the walls of the digestive tract, it penetrates well into the tissues and organs of the urogenital tract, the respiratory tract, soft tissues and skin. The drug "Azivok" is available in capsules of white color with a yellowish tinge, on which there are inscriptions "WOCKHARDT" and "AZIWOK" (marking). Contain white powder. The size of capsules №0.

The preparation "Azitral" is capsules gelatinous firm white. White crystalline powder is their contents. The size of capsule №0. It has the same properties as the medicament Sumamed.

Other analogues of the drug "Sumamed" aremedicines Azitrox, Azithromycin, Aziticide, Zitrocin, Zetamaks retard, Zitrolide, Zi-Factor, Sumamecin, Sumazid, Hemomycin, Tremac-Sanovel, "Sumamox", "Ecomed", "Azimycin", "Sumaklid".

How correctly to choose an analogue of the drug "Sumamed"?

Remember that you have proven yourselfthe following European manufacturers of analogs: KRKA, Gedeon Richter, Aegis, Aktavis, Lek, Teva, Hexal. For drugs of Indian origin, bioavailability is lower, so they should be taken in a much larger dose (about 2 times higher), which your doctor should determine.

You should be alerted:

  • low price;
  • unknown manufacturer.

If possible, treat the original drugs! Health!