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Alternative To Z Pack
Depends Which Ones: Some of advocare's products are compatible but do not take it with one of the 12 or 24 day challenge products or cleanses. In that case, wait till you are done with your zpak. It is safe to use their probiotic or spark products. Advocare is responsive and advises not to take medications within several hours of using their fiber products. Absorption can be impacted and this is wise advice. ...Read more
Azithromycin (zithromax, azithrocin, zmax, azin) is an azalide, a subclass of macrolide antibiotics. Azithromycin is one of the world's best-selling antibiotics.[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
If prescribed by MD: You can if your doctor has adviced.Both are antibiotics used for different infections.But it is safe to swich if indicated. ...Read more
Re the issue of ice pack vs heat pack for someone with costochrondritis?Tried a heat pack - disappointed, ice pack seems better, what does each offer?
Ice..,: costochondritis is often helped w/ NSAIDs ( Ibuprofen , for example) and ice packs or ice massage to the affected rib, especially when symptoms are of recent origin or after exercise . Ice 'vasoconstricts' ( decreases size of blood vessels ) and thus often improves the swelling associated w/ costochondritis. Additionally it may help to 'numb' the affected area and lessen the pain . Best of Luck! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Diet & fitness: The key is eating enough lean protein and a low-calorie balanced diet to stay fit, and getting used to being hungry much of the day and eating only to satisfy hunger. Cable crunches will develop your abs (3 sets of 10 reps daily, maximum resistance) more than endless situps. ...Read more
Prescribed Z Pack 250mg for resp. infection. However, recently hospitalized for A Fib. Should i take Z Pack or ask for diff prescription?
Discuss with doctor: Need to discuss with your heart doctor. Many reasons for why someone develops a-fib. Many ways/meds to treat. Some of which would be problem if you are on Z-pack. So please discuss with doctor who is treating your a-fib. Make sure they are aware of your resp infection and Z pack prescription. Best of luck with this. Dr R ...Read more
I was just prescribed Z Pak for reoccurring Strep Throat. Is it safe for me to take an Aleve (naproxen) D while taking the Z Pak?
YES.: Assuming you aren't allergic to Aleve (Naproxen) or similar NSAID medications like Motrin (Iburofen) or aspirin, you can take it with ZPack. You may not need the D part of the Aleve D. It is a nasal decongestant that you might not need and has side effects like jitteriness and sleep disturbance. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
I waited to long to take my first pack of birth control pills (aleese)...Can i start that pack next month, or will the be unsafe to use?
May take: Normally you can wait and take them next month as you were first instructed. If you have other problems please see your doctor. ...Read more
What does skipping your placebo pills and going straight to a new pack do? Does is help prevent pregnancy?
Course off pack: NO, you have to start with a loading dose of 2 tabs,followed with one a day for 4 days,important to follow instructions ...Read more
Is it safe to skip placebo bc pills and start new pack in order to skip periods. Is this safe to do every month? Will the bc still be as effective?
It is OK - ask GYN!: In consultation with your gynecologist, you may indeed try quarterly periods with continuous birth control pill intake (i.e. Skipping the placebo pills). Do not try this on your own, as it may have adverse consequences without medical supervision. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer