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Child suffering from cough and cold, prescribed Grillintus and Azithrol. But got Azilide instaed of Azithrol. Same?

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Hello Doctor,
My daughter is 1yr old, she was suffering from cough with cold. The doctor had prescribed Syp.Grillintus BM & Azithrol 100. the chemist had given me Azilide-100 instead of Azithrol 100 , are these both are same.
Posted Sat, 12 Oct 2013 in Child Health
Answered by Dr. Taher Kagalwala 16 hours later
Brief Answer:
Yes, both Azilide and Azithrol are the same.

Detailed Answer:

Thank you for posing your direct query to me on www XXXXXXX com. The to-the-point answer is that yes, the two medicines are the SAME. Both contain Azithromycin, a commonly used short-duration, once a day antibiotic for coughs and colds due to bacterial infection.

If the doctor has used Grilinctus BM, he/she is probably suspecting a sort of allergic cough with narrowing of the airways due to secretions from the lining of the airways and/or spasm of the muscles of the airways.

You should give the azithromycin for 3 days and the cough syrup for at least six days.

I hope that answers your question.

Thank you once again, and may your daughter become well soon.

Dr. Taher
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