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A 54-year-old male asked:

Can two 500mg tablet of azithromycin be finely crushed and mixed in food water juice or mixed drink and still work to treat chalamydia answer for each?

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Dr. Christopher Nicora
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Yes: Yes. Can be crushed. It comes in liquid as well.
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Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine 26 years experience
Yes: Should not be a problem to crush and mix in water or juice. "mixed drink" meaning alcoholic beverage--not wise in general. Try the water / juice route, then drink (responsibly) later.
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Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 26 years experience
Yes to both: Azithromycin is very effective for treating chlamydia and there are powdered forms.
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Provided original answer
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May 3, 2021
Last updated Dec 29, 2020

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