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can i take azithromycin after the expiration date

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Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Best discard old tab: Best to discard more than a year old antibiotic tablets since efficacy is probably gone! Get new tablets from your doctor!

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Kanter
20 years experience Geriatrics
Yes: Azithromycin can be crushed.
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A male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
It depends...: ...on what you are being treated for. Different infections respond to different doses of azithromycin. Check with the clinic or doctor who prescribed ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
It is okay: Yes it is often prescribed as 500mgm once a day for infections or as a pack called Z Pack given 500 mgm first day and 250mgm for next four days
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Not recommended: If you have ba cold Azithromycin is not indicated. Azithromycin does not work for viruses which a cold is.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Taking Meds: Yes. Of course.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Reams
Specializes in Family Medicine
Different use: I am not sure for what you were prescribed the azithromycin. This is an unusual treatment course and not sure why but the medicine does build up in y ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Try our other forum: You posted your question on our free, public, informational forum... where diagnoses, medical advice, or medical care are not given. Try a private con ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Raichle
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Fine: I can find no interactions between these two medications - you should be okay.
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brandon Maples
17 years experience Pharmacology
Yes: Yes, if you take the same antibiotic repeatedly and close together, bacteria in your body can indeed develop immunity to it.

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