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Doctor insights on: Amoxicillin Vs Zithromax

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Child has strep throat allergic to omincef and amoxicillin was given Zithromax but it doesn't seem to be helping what R other antiobiotics that help?

Child has strep throat allergic to omincef and amoxicillin was given Zithromax but it doesn't seem to be helping what R other antiobiotics that help?

Abx for Strep throat: Zithromax is an excellent alternative for Strep infection in those allergic to penicillin, but it generally takes a little more time to see improvement. If symptoms are not responding after 3-4 days of azithromycin treatment, clindamycin is an alternative (more potential side effects). ...Read more

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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Tired. Feverish. Fatigue. Weakness. Sore throat. these are the symptoms. It's been 3 weeks. Nothing improved…I've tried Zithromax, amoxicillin, etc…?

Tired. Feverish. Fatigue. Weakness. Sore throat. these are the symptoms. It's been 3 weeks. Nothing improved…I've tried Zithromax,  amoxicillin, etc…?

Not bacterial: Clearly no bacterial infection is the cause of these symptoms. Stop trying antibiotics; they won't help. See a doctor if your symptoms continue or you remain concerned. ...Read more

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Why amoxicillin is prefered over azithromycin in dental practices?

Why amoxicillin is prefered over azithromycin in dental practices?

It is not: We use both in practice and many factors go into which antibiotic we will use for a particular patient. The type of infection, duration, is the patient a good pill taker... ...Read more

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Does amoxicilin and zithromax antibiotics cause implanon to not work?

Does amoxicilin and zithromax antibiotics cause implanon to not work?

All can: Any antibiotic can interfere with the effectivness of birth control agents. Secondary method of protection is recommended while taking and for at least 2 weeks after finished. Ask your gyn for specifics. ...Read more

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Is zithromax as safe as amoxillin 16 weeks pregnant ?

Is zithromax as safe as amoxillin 16 weeks pregnant ?

Yes: Azithromycin is commonly used, even during pregnancy, for sinusitis, pharyngitis, bronchitis, as well as other indications, and is the drug of choice for chlamydia. Because of it's once daily dosing, patient compliance is much better. Another benefit is that vaginal yeast infections are far less common after a z-pack than after a course of a penicillin or a cephalosporin. ...Read more

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What is the difference between amoxicillin, azithromycin?

Different classes: Both are antibiotics but act in different ways to kill bacteria. So they are in completely different classes and have different effects. Amoxicillin is a type of penicillin. Azithromycin is a macrolide. ...Read more

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Any problem if I take amoxicillin and azithromycin at the same time?

Likely no, but don't: You should be ok, but they could cross react. They act on similar groups of bacteria, so i would take one or the other, not both. It's like wearing a belt and suspenders. Either will keep, your pants up! ...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?

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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Strep isn't getting any better taking azithromycin. Can I start taking amoxicillin too?

Strep isn't getting any better taking azithromycin. Can I start taking amoxicillin too?

Throat: A physician might decide on obtaining a throat culture and sensitivity to see if your bacteria is resistant to the antibiotic that was currently prescribed. He may also decide to switch antibiotics to see if the bacteria is susceptible to another medicine. It would be advised to proceed under the guidance of a physician. Have a great day. ...Read more

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Son did not respond well to azithromycin for bronchitis so was per scribed amoxicillin, will it help him? He's 14

Son did not respond well to azithromycin for bronchitis so was per scribed amoxicillin, will it help him? He's 14

See below: Most cases of bronchitis are caused by respiratory viruses that do not respond to antibiotics. Bacterial bronchitis is usually caused by strep. Pneumoniae, hemophilus sp. And moraxella sp. These are usually treated with zithromax, ceftin, (cefuroxime) vantin, Augmentin or levoquin. ...Read more

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I am on my 4th day of azithromycin. I am now experiencing UTI symptoms. Can I take amoxicillin with this?

I am on my 4th day of azithromycin. I am now experiencing UTI symptoms. Can I take amoxicillin with this?

Don't take amox: You definitely should not self-treat with amoxicillin. First, amoxicillin isn't usually a good drug for UTI. Second, it may not be UTI; maybe azithromycin has triggered a yeast infection. Third, depending on why azithro was prescribed, e.g. for chlamydia or other STD, maybe that's the cause of the apparent UTI symptoms. Contact your doctor and take it from there. Good luck! ...Read more

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Was on 10 days amoxicillin, now received 3 days azithromycin for my sinus infection. Have not started azithromycin yet, becaus i feel better now, should I take it or will my infection go away on own?

Was on 10 days amoxicillin, now received 3 days azithromycin for my sinus infection. Have not started azithromycin yet, becaus i feel better now, should I take  it or will my infection go away on own?

Allergies: Not one in one hundred "sinus infections" is an infection! They are reactions to things in the environment pollens, air pollution and respond to gargle,antihistamines, Nettie Pot, Nasonex (mometasone) or injections and oral steroids or to nothing. ...Read more

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Can i switch augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) after 3 days to azithromycin ?

Can i switch augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) after 3 days to azithromycin ?

Only if doc rx's: One should not change antibiotics unless specifically directed to do so by their physician. This can lead to drug resistant bacteria. ...Read more

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Is Cipro (ciprofloxacin) penicillin-based? Many in my safari group took it but I was given azithromycin. Is it because I'm allergic to Amoxicillin?

Is Cipro (ciprofloxacin) penicillin-based? Many in my safari group took it but I was given azithromycin. Is it because I'm allergic to Amoxicillin?

No: Ciprofloxacin (Cipro) is a 5-fluoroquinolone antibiotic. Azithromycin is a macrolide antibiotic. Amoxicilin, as you already know, is a penicillin antibiotic. These are three different classes of antibiotic. Penicillin/amoxicillin allergy is unlikely to have been the reason for receiving azithromycin in place of ciprofloxacin (Cipro). ...Read more

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Is amoxicillin or azithromycin better at treating a vaginal bacterial infection?

Is  amoxicillin or azithromycin better at treating a vaginal bacterial infection?

Neither: Usually a vaginal infection (bacterial vaginosis - bv) is better treated with an antibiotic with anaerobic coverage (common vaginal bacteria). Flagyl (metronidazole) or Clindamycin in pill or vaginal cream form works better. Azithromycin is more commonly used to treat chlamydia. Amoxicillin is better for streptococcus or gram positive bacteria. I hope that helps. Take care. ...Read more

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. I had severe anaphylactic reaction to amoxicillin and cefalaxcin. Not allergic to azithromycin , cefixime ,ofloxcin n ciplofloxacin. I have fear nw?

Excercise caution: avoid medicines you are allergic to, print a card with your drug allergies, keep it in your wallet, inform every doctor/dentist you encounter of your drug allergies to write this information in your chart,,take the first dose of any new antibiotic prescribed in the doctor's office and wait for an hour, if no reraction leave,keep epinephrine handy when starting a new antibiotic,u will be safe ...Read more

Amoxicillin (Definition)

Amoxicillin is in the penicillin class of antibiotics. All penicillins are distinguished by the presence of a beta-lactam ring, and are known to kill bacteria by inhibiting synthesis (production) ...Read more


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Amoxil (Definition)

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