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Azithromycin was rx'ed for fever+chills, body ache, fatigue, HA, mild cough, no runny nose, but it's causing insomnia+diarrhea. Is there a sub for it?

Azithromycin was rx'ed for fever+chills, body ache, fatigue, HA, mild cough, no runny nose, but it's causing insomnia+diarrhea. Is there a sub for it?

Antibiotic toolbox: There are a number of good antibiotics that can be used for empiric therapy - the question is, however, 'what' do you have? If you're not feeling better, I would go back to the doc for re-evaluation. Proper diagnosis will lead to the best treatment. Azithromycin has something of a long half-life, so hopefully your symptoms will improve soon. ...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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Please describe the medication: azithromycin?

Azithromycin: 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 the lactone ring 15-membered. ...Read more

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Instead of 2 tablespoons of azithromycin I took 4 is this dangerous?

Not usually: You shouldn't suffer any significant adverse effects from this dose unless you're also taking certain other medications at the same time. To be sure, I would recommend taking only a quarter of the usual dose the next day but checking with your physician is the best policy. ...Read more

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Is azithromycin good for an abscess?

Is azithromycin good for an abscess?

Only sometimes: Many skin abscesses can be cured with incision and drainage alone. Most skin abscesses are caused by the bacteria staphylococcus aureus. Most strains of this bacteria are resistant to zithromax. If it is MRSA septra/bactrim or Doxycycline are the usual oral antibiotics used. If mssa oral dicloxicillin or Keflex are often used. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Insomnia (Definition)

Insomnia is a sleep disorder in which you cannot fall or stay asleep. It usually accompanies another sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorder, and can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, and increased risk of ...Read more


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Azythromycin (Definition)

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