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Some: Gangrene is a dusky to black tissue appearance due to necrosis (tissue death). The causes are many and the names revolve around those causes such as "wet" (gooey infected looking), "dry" (black mummified like frost bite, "gas", bubbly/gassy due to gas producing infection. Some times the location is inferred such as fournier's gangrene of the groin/perineum from urinary or rectal infection, etc. ...Read more
Azithromycin: A "z-pak" is a pack of an antibiotic called Azithromycin (also known as zithromax) containing six 250mg tablets. It is commonly prescribed and used to treat illnesses like strep throat, ear infections, sinusitis, pneumonia, and some STDs such as chlamydia. A z-pak typically provides a five-day course of antibiotics. ...Read more
Zithromax: While it's always best to follow the directions which call for a tablet every 24 hours, taking your dose reasonably close to every 24 hours is optimal. If you are a few hours early or late should not have a therapeutic significance. However, it's always best to follow the directions as close as reasonably possible. ...Read more
Depends: IF you start it when you are on your period, you are protected immediatley. If you start five days after your bleeding starts, you should use back up for at least a week. ...Read more
15 days: The half life or time for 1/2 of the drug to be eliminated is approximately 3 days for azithromycin (zithromax in z-pak). Significant antibacterial activity against many pathogens remains in tissues for at least 5 days after completing a 5 day course of the drug. Drugs generally stay in the body for 5 half lives after the last dose so for Azithromycin it will stay in your body for about 15 days. ...Read more
Could cipralex be harmful for me. Am asking about if there is amiss diagnosis. Or if I don't really need it..
Your conditions are: Listed as 'feeling anxious' and 'mood swings'. Cipralex (escitalopram) is often used for anxiety or depression. I don't really have a way to know how much you do or don't need it. Did a psychiatrist prescribe it who could help you to come to a conclusion on that matter? Every medication has possible side effects. I don't have a way to know if you were misdiagnosed. Second opinion may help. ...Read more
I'm on alesse. I heard being on the same pill for years can make it not work as good. True or false. And how to tell if it's not working properly.
24hr in on my Zpack dose, which is contradicted with MG, if I'm ok does that mean it should NOT cause an exacerbation or flare OF MG at this point?
Caution: The antibiotic azithromycjn is not truly contraindicated with MG but advised to be used with caution, which is not the same thing. Since you have already started the medicine, just be on the lookout for any drug reactions like rashes, stomach pains, diarrhea or worsening in MG symptoms. If that happens, your doctor can choose an alternative antibiotic to treat your condition. Feel better:) ...Read more
Didn't notice that I was supposed to take my first day, the two pills, of my zpack pills at the same time. Took one at 2pm and one at 1am will it work?
Yes: It will still work. In fact, for my patients that do have GI sensitivity, I typically tell them that it is okay to split up the 2 pills that you take on Day 1, in order to reduce the chance of GI side effects. Best of luck. ...Read more
Not likely: Most strains of MRSA are resistant to all macrolide antibiotics like azithromycin. Mrsa is usually sensitive to vancomycin, Linezolid, septra/bactrim, doxycycline/tetracyclines, clindamycin, daptomycin, synercid, (quinpristin and dalfopristin) ceftaroline, rifampin (only used in combination with another MRSA antibiotic). Mrsa would be resistant to other antibiotics in current use. ...Read more
Less thana week: Antibiotics aren't very effective at shortening the course of strep throat. They're given mainly to prevent some uncommon complications, such as rheumatic fever or kidney complications. The symptoms almost always go away within a week whether you take antibiotics or not. ...Read more
Yes: Even though it doesn't quite make the age cutoff, his weight certainly qualifies him for an adult sized z-pac. ...Read more
Azithromycin - Zpack: Azithromycin has a half-life of 4 days -which is why the 'Z-pack' is only 5 days long as compared to a standard course of antibiotics that may last 10 days. If you were sick enough to require a Z-pack, then your health probably isn't 100% and therefore a doctor can't recommend a night of drinking and partying. Do what's right for you! I would recommend to take it easy. There will be other parties! ...Read more