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Doctor insights on: Azithromycin Allergy In Children

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Is it safe that I mix azithromycin and allergy pills?

Is it safe that I mix azithromycin and allergy pills?

In most cases, yes: The major interactions of azithromycin is with phenytoin and warfarin, possibly digoxin, none of which are used in allergy. This is in contrast to erythromycin and clarithromycin, which may lead to sedation even with loratadine (Claritin, Alavert), which normally rarely causes sedation. ...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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What other antibiotic is equivalent to azithromycin or leviquinn that is equally effective for someone with a penicillin allergy?

What other antibiotic is equivalent to azithromycin or leviquinn that is equally effective for someone with a penicillin allergy?

Several antibiotics: The choice of antibiotics depends a lot on which germ (there are many in the world) the doctor is trying to stop or kill. Clarithromycin (Biaxin) is similar to azithromycin (Zithromax). Ciprofloxacin (Cipro) is similar to levofloxacin (Levaquin). Antibiotic choices work much better when the bacteria or other susceptible germ is known with certainty, or with medical experience. ...Read more

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It is okay to stop Prednisone after three days. It was prescribed for allergy to azithromycin which I took for 5 days. It makes me have high anxiety.?

It is okay to stop Prednisone after three days. It was prescribed for allergy to azithromycin which I took for 5 days. It makes me have high anxiety.?

You can stop: Yes you can stop. It's mainly given for symptom control. If the side effects are worse than your allergy symptoms I would stop. ...Read more

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Amoxicillin done for sinus infect, now azithromycin, day 20 of sinus infect. Not completely heal, y is it not and could it b something other then sinus infect. I am 23 wks pregnant too. No allergies.

Remainder may be: What is left may be viral and will not be helped with antibiotics.
If you do not continue to improve, or is new symptoms, the you need to be re-evaluated. ...Read more

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Will azithromycin cause lips to swell if mixed with Imodium, Prilosec or Zantac (ranitidine)? You can also view my other medication to help. Never had med allergy B4

Will azithromycin cause lips to swell if mixed with Imodium, Prilosec or Zantac (ranitidine)? You can also view my other medication to help. Never had med allergy B4

ALLERGIC REACTION: You may be having an allergic reaction to the Azithromycin. You need to be examined promptly and have labs checked (Especially Eosinophil level) I normally would treat with a prednisone taper over 8 days. If symptoms worsen and you have difficulty breathing go to nearest ER. ...Read more

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Can 10 days cipro (ciprofloxacin) be effective for sinus/uri rather than full 2x500x15 if causing severe tendon pain? Azithromycin 250x20 taken too. Allergies.

Can 10 days cipro (ciprofloxacin) be effective for sinus/uri rather than full 2x500x15 if causing severe tendon pain? Azithromycin 250x20 taken too. Allergies.

Call your doc: If you're having side effects from any antibiotic always call your doctor for recommendations regarding stopping or switching to another antibiotic. Your doctor may have a reason for 15 days of therapy. ...Read more

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8 nth old ear infection came back allergic to penicillin, took 2.5 ml azithromycin 5 hours ago now he has 5 red areas with white middle. Allergy?

8 nth old ear infection came back allergic to penicillin, took 2.5 ml azithromycin 5 hours ago now he has 5 red areas with white middle. Allergy?

Workup and follow up: The two antibiotic classes are distinct, but it may be possible for a baby to have allergic reactions to both or either medication. Typically an allergic rash looks blotchy and is itchy. If there are other symptoms including GI upset, breathing difficulties/drooling/problems swallowing, I would advise an evaluation in the ED.
A follow up visit with your pediatrician is suggested. ...Read more

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I have severe allergy allergy w/ post nasal drainage, itchy & watery eyes & sore throat. I am requesting a prescription for steroid & azithromycin?

I have severe allergy allergy w/ post nasal drainage, itchy & watery eyes & sore throat. I am requesting a prescription for steroid & azithromycin?

Not good approach: Requesting is not a good idea. Doctors examine, make a diagnosis an prescribe as see fit. Why would you need an antibiotic for allergy? An oral allergy medication +/- decongestant and possibly a nasal steroid would be a good start. Have an exam an do not request anything. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Azythromycin allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Azythromycin allergy?

Azythromycin allergy: Azythromycin is an antibiotic medication. Medication allergic reactions can include difficulty breathing, hives and swelling of face, lips, throat, mouth or tongue. ...Read more

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How likely is a brain abcess from a bad tooth? Going to dentist monday. On zithromax, penacillin allergy. I'm a migrainer so I have migraine and sore neck

How likely is a brain abcess from a bad tooth? Going to dentist monday. On zithromax, penacillin allergy. I'm a migrainer so I have migraine and sore neck

Not likely: Most dental infections remain localized around the tooth. Left untreated they may progress into a localized abscess or cellulitis. Only sometimes will it become systemic. A person may develop a fever, especially if they're immunocompromised. If you develop a fever, difficulty breathing, or facial swelling, seek immediate care. Despite this, spreading to the brain is not common. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Can children take Zithromax?

Can children take Zithromax?

Yes they can: Yes children can take Zithromax and it comes in liquid form as well ...Read more

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Can I have dairy with azithromycin?

Can I have dairy with azithromycin?

Better: To take a small amount of juice or a couple of crackers. This will interfere less with absorption. 30 minutes after taking the pill you can have milk. All the best. ...Read more

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Can you overdose with 1g azithromycin?

Can you overdose with 1g azithromycin?

Not likely but,: It will more likely than not cause your stomach to be upset. ...Read more

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Please point me to where I can find azithromycin?

Please point me to where I can find azithromycin?

Azithromycin: Azithromycin is widely available by prescription only. Any pharmacy should be able to fill your prescription. It's available in 250 mg tablets and in a oral suspension for patients who cannot swallow tablets. For hospital use, it is also available as a 500 mg I.V. injection. The brand name is Zithromax or Z-Pak. The generic azithromycin is just as good and is lower in cost. ...Read more

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What is the shelf life for 500mg Azithromycin tabs?

1year: Usually shelf life and "use by" dates are variable; however, efficacy will last up to one year on the shelf. ...Read more

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Is it okay if I take only 1 azithromycin 500mg once a day?

It is okay: Yes it is often prescribed as 500mgm once a day for infections or as a pack called Z Pack given 500 mgm first day and 250mgm for next four days ...Read more

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Is it okay if a take only 1 Azithromycin 500mg once a day?

It depends...: ...on what you are being treated for. Different infections respond to different doses of azithromycin. Check with the clinic or doctor who prescribed it. ...Read more

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Can azithromycin produce headaches?

Can azithromycin produce headaches?

Probably, but...: Without looking, I'm sure headache is listed as a side effect (because it is for most meds). But, chances are pretty good that the infection you have that the med is meant to treat can also cause headaches (e.g., ear infections, sinus infections, etc.). So my advice is, if its not too severe, and since the course of this med is usually pretty short, I would finish it. Tylenol (acetaminophen) in the meantime. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Azythromycin (Definition)

Azythromycin is a macrolide which is a kind of anti-bacterial ...Read more