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What is zithromax used for and how does it work?

What is zithromax used for and how does it work?

Antibiotic: Azithromycin is used to treat certain bacterial infections, such as bronchitis; pneumonia; sexually transmitted diseases and infections of the ears, lungs, sinuses, skin, throat, and reproductive organs. Azithromycin is in a class of medications called macrolide antibiotics. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria. Antibiotics will not kill viruses that can cause colds, flu, or other in. ...Read more

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Azithromycin (Definition)

Azithromycin (zithromax, azithrocin, zmax, azin)[1] is an azalide, a subclass of macrolide antibiotics. Azithromycin is one of the world's best-selling antibiotics.[2][not in citation given (see discussion.)] it is derived from erythromycin, with a methyl-substituted nitrogen atom incorporated into the lactone ring, thus making ...Read more


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What exactly does it mean if zithromax doesn't clear symptoms after 3 weeks?

Symptoms of what: It depends what are you being treated for. If no response consult your doctor
It may mean that it is not the right Antibiotics which is normally given for only 5 days
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Hi dr. Why prescribe azithromycin and cefurexime togather?

Hi dr. Why prescribe azithromycin and cefurexime togather?

Combined therapy: Azithromycin & Cefuroxime are given for broad coverage of microorganisms in immuno compromised pt, ICU sick pt, dialysis pt, severe exacerbated copd& nursing home pt. Azithromycin covers atypical bacteria like mycoplasma, legionella well while Cefuroxime for staphs. Mono therapy is good for pneumonia, sinusitis, cellulitis& otitis. Thank you & wish you good health. ...Read more

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What is the normal dosage of zithromax prescribed for bronchitis?

What is the normal dosage of zithromax prescribed for bronchitis?

None, I hope: Most bronchitis is viral, and Azithromycin won't help. If you have a known atypical pneumonia from bacterial causes it depends on the infectious agent, etc. The typical dose is 500, g for one day then 250mg for four days for a bronchitis in a patient with COPD and worsening cough... Otherwise chicken soup is just the thing. ...Read more

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Can you use zithromax antibiotics for infected mosquito bite?

Not the best one: That particular antibiotic would not be my first choice for this condition. You would be better off seeing a doctor or dermatologist to get it looked at first. ...Read more

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I was bitten by a mosquito, .then my skin turns red and tender. My derm. Prescr. Me zithromax oral Ab. Is this antibiotic effective??

I was bitten by a mosquito, .then my skin turns red and tender. My derm. Prescr. Me zithromax oral Ab. Is this antibiotic effective??

Skin infection: I am assuming the concern in this case is a skin infection at the site of the bite. Typically for a skin infection where you might want to cover for strep or staph species you might see the physician prescribe Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) or Keflex or a med from that family of meds. You might want to ask your Doctor why he chose zithromax, he might have a good reason I am not aware of. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take zithromax and Cephalexin a few days apart?

Yes: Follow your doctor's instructions regarding antibiotic therapy. Never save extra pills for later use. ...Read more

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Can I get palpitation from zithromax z pack? If so are they dangerous (i get them 4-5 times a day) BP is good and hr good... Doc susp pneu or bronc

Can I get palpitation from zithromax z pack? If so are they dangerous (i get them 4-5 times a day) BP is good and hr good... Doc susp pneu or bronc

Yes. In March, 2012: The fda updated the warning for zinthromax regarding cardiac arrhythmias, specifically qt interval prolongation. This drug can cause palpitations. Contact your doctor prior to your next dose for advice regarding the above.
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Can I take acetaminophen with Medrol (methylprednisolone) and zithromax?

Can I take acetaminophen with Medrol (methylprednisolone) and zithromax?

Yes: No problem taking these meds together. Keep Acetaminophen dosage at or below 3 grams a day to prevent liver toxicity. ...Read more

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Chlamydia treated by zithromax 1.5 g single dose and after a week 500 mg zithromax for 3 days is it wrong it there side effect now turbid, dark urine?

STD testing: You were correctly treated with zithromax. But where is the treatment for possible gonorrhea? These two infections go hand in hand and we always treat for both if we have any std experience. ...Read more

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How long does the side effects of zithromax last?

How long does the side effects of zithromax last?

Azithromycin: Has a half life of almost 4 days, so once u take one dose, it will be in your system for at least that long. With adverse reactions to drugs (allergies), these can occur at any time during therapy-- Once your body realizes "hey I don't like this stuff". The good news is azithromycin rarely causes serious side effects, so hopefully u are doing OK... ...Read more

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Mi have been diagnosed with PID will amoxycillin and zithromax be enough combination to cure pid? Or will I need different antibiotics?

Likely: Though the regimen you were prescribed isn't on the cdc's recommended list for outpatient treatment of pid, it likely will work. Typically outpatient treatment involves an intramuscular injection of Ceftriaxone and Azithromycin (zithromax). The Amoxicillin should provide coverage even if it isn't first line. If you have any question about your treatment, you can consult a clinic or md. ...Read more

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What should I do if im having a zithromax overdose from taking all the pills at one time?

What should I do if im having a zithromax overdose from taking all the pills at one time?

NothingiWllHappenBut: Most of the time nothing will happen. Watch forGi side effects like abdominal pain, nausea&vomiting and Diarrhea. Drink plenty fluids and if gets worse consult your Docto ...Read more

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Urgent: is zithromax safe during pregnancy for bronchitis?!? 25 weeks pregnant. No complications thus far... And how much is safe for bronchitis?

No problem!: Azithromycin is safe for mother and fetus! Z-pack is a good choice for bronchitis in pregnancy (500 mg the first day and 250 mg daily for another 4 days. Hope you get well soon! ...Read more

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What is Zithromax?

Zithromax: Zithromax is a macrolide antibiotic used for treating infections. ...Read more