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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
Friends mom type 2 diabetic.Weak, don't even want to get up to eat. Blood sugar levels normal, bronchitis azithromycin making her sick and weak?Stress?
Antibiotics: Antibiotics such as zithromax can make you sick to your stomach. Bronchitis can make you weak and tired. I would have her take it easy and rest for the next 24 hours, taking her medications as directed. Eating is not a priority so just give broth, crackers and toast. If she is still weak and tired after 24 more hours then recheck by doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After a positive chlamydia test, i took 1mg of azithromycin as prescribed. A culture retest after exactly a week and came back positive. Why is that?
Wait a little: According to the cdc the correct dose of Azithromycin for chlamydia is 1 gram (or Doxycycline 100 mg twice a day for one week). Most chlamydia tests detect bacterial dna, which may take 3 or 4 weeks to clear after the infection is treated. If you took your medicine and did not get reinfected, repeat the chlamydia test in a month. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can Lipitor 10 mg 3x a week increase bilirubin level. When stop taking Lipitor bilirubin level is within normal range
Unusual: in medicine we never say "impossible." Typically, statins don't raise bilirubin. Yes for SGOT, SGPT, and CPK in the susceptible. The key is to do "provocation." Go on the medicine and see a rise, go off the medicine & see a fall, go back on/see a rise again, go back off & see the fall again. At the same time the above tests should also be ordered. I am available for consultation. HRS, MD ...Read more
My lab results show high levels of protein in urine 27 mg, urine creatinine 316.3 mg but levels of protein/creatinine ration 90 mg. What does it mean?
Protein in urine: The results mean that you probably have a lot of protein in your urine. To determine how much, you need to see a nephrologist and have a 24 hour urine collection to assess the amount of protein in your urine as well as your renal function. Depending on the amount of protein in your urine, you may need to have additional blood tests to see if you have any type of glomeulonephritis or diabetes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is not known to have the side effects you mentioned. See this site for more info on side effects of bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). http://www.webmd.com/drugs/drug-5530-bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim)+ds+oral.aspx?drugid=5530&drugname=bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim)+ds+oral&pagenumber=6. ...Read more
My lab results show high levels of protein in urine 27 mg, urine creatinine 316.3 mg but levels of protein/creatinine ratio 90 mg. What does it mean?
Ur Protein/Cr ratio: The urine protein to urine creatinine ratio is an estimate of the 24hr urine protein. It is less cumbersome and quick. A urine protein to creatinine ratio of 0.15 or less would be consdered normal. For example urine protein of 30 and urine creatinine of 300 would be a upc of 0.1. ...Read more
Tegretol: 400-800mg. in divided doses is therapeutic.Get a more detailed answer ›
How long does l-thyroxin (one 0.75 microgram pill per day) need to lower TSH level? My cd3 bloodwork result for TSH is 6.17 (norm: 0.3-3.5)
Mildly low: Your TSH is only mildly elevated. Your thyroid level (free t4) is likely to still be in the normal range. If you recently gave birth, this could be a temporary problem (post partum thyroiditis), and may not require treatment. Taking 0.75 mg of thyroxine should correct the level within a few weeks (though you may not feel any different). ...Read more
No, i do not: think they will interact.Get a more detailed answer ›
B12 level is 260 pg/ml. Taking 1000 mcg B12 methyl. per day sublingually. Can I expect my B12 level to cross 450 pg/ml at this dose in "3 MONTHS"?
Since the TSH is: on the upper range of normal your levothyroxine dosage is theoretically OK HOWEVER the dosage of thyroid replacement therapy is based not only on blood testing but is a CLINICAL decision best made by your Health Care Provider!!! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lisinopirl and creat: A strong association exists between acute increases in serum creatinine (c) of up to 30% that stabilize within the first 2 months of acei (a) therapy and long-term preservation of renal function. This relationship holds for persons with creatinine values of greater than >1.4 mg/dl. A's should be stopped if the increase in c is > 30%. A's used in patients with a renal artery stenosis give higher c. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
All different: They are not related to each other. ...Read more