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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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Took azithromycin today. Can I consume alcohol and if I did what will happen?

Took azithromycin today. Can I consume alcohol and if I did what will happen?

No problem: There will be no interference with azithromycin at this point: no side effects, no interference with effectiveness for your infection. Don't get drunk, but a couple of drinks won't hurt anything. ...Read more

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How long should I abstain from alcohol while on azithromycin?

Until your done: Finish your course of medication before starting to drink again. It is not a good idea to mix alcohol and any medication. ...Read more

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How does alcohol interact with azithromycin?

Doesn't compete: The two agents can be used concurrently.They do not compete with each other. ...Read more

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What happens if i drink alcohol while taking azithromycin?

What happens if i drink alcohol while taking azithromycin?

You get drunk: You can drink alcohol when on zithromax but do it in moderation. If you have a significant infection i would advise abstaining until it has resolved. ...Read more

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