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Please describe the medication: azithromycin?

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

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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Can I have unprotected sex with my partner after 2 weeks of us taking medication (azithromycin) for chlamydia ?

Can I have unprotected sex with my partner after 2 weeks of us taking medication (azithromycin) for chlamydia ?

Probably: Without retesting to make absolutely certain you both have been cured of this there is no way in which to guarantee that the chlamydia will not recur, but this is probably sufficient. ...Read more

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Azithromycin 250mg, I took the 1st dose which is 2 pills & then I took 1 pill the following day. How long will the medication stay in my system for?

Azithromycin 250mg, I took the 1st dose which is 2 pills & then I took 1 pill the following day.  How long will the medication stay in my system for?

Half life 68 hours: We use the term "half life" to get an idea of how long a drug/medication will stay in a person's system. The half life is how long it takes for half of the medication to be metabolized. The half life of a single 500 mg dose of azithromycin is 68 hours. In 68 hours,1/2 of that should be detectable. But then you have to factor in subsequent doses! So you can see, it hangs around for quite a while. ...Read more

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Can I mix his liquid azithromycin in soda? He has sensory issues and this is our third medication and 9th attempt at hiding his medication in 4 days.

2 yo and antibiotics: is the issue taste?? - if so certainly soda will help mask it - my only concern might be the carbonation - flat soda might be better. Some pharmacies will "custom flavor" medications if that helps - how about apple sauce - or mixing it with a milk shake?? good luck ...Read more

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Although I know that any medication can, is Azithromycin commonly related to the rare Stevens Johnson syndrome?

No, not common: Stevens Johnson reactions are rare, so there isn't a commonly used medication that's commonly related to Stevens Johnson. ...Read more

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I took azithromycin 500MG its been about 4 hours since I've taken the medication and I feel like throwing up will it degrees the effectiveness?

Azithromycin...: ...often causes stomach upset. You can reduce it by taking it with food. If you don't vomit within 30 minutes of taking azithro, it will work just fine against your infection. ...Read more

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If I needed to take Azithromycin for PID, could I withhold (with monitoring) my diltiazem medication for a few days so that I can take Azithromycine?

Lower dose, maybe: Azithromycin increases the levels of Diltiazem, & Diltiazem will increase the levels (effects) of Azithromycin when taken 2gether. Maybe a reasonable way forward is 2 talk to ur doctor abt decreasing the dose or taking smaller amounts of both. If u r at the lowest dose of Diltiazem, then holding off on Diltiazem is a reasonable option. U shd be monitored while taking Azithromycin during this stage ...Read more

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Yellow discharge and a little itching after 2 days of gonorrhea medication I got a shot and 2 azithromycin pills please help ?

Probably OK: It can take a week for gonorrhea symptoms to clear, especially if you also have chlamydia, present in almost half of people with gonorrhea. Your treatment (ceftriaxone and azithromycin) will cure both. But if these symptoms started only after treatment, it could be yeast triggered by the antibiotics. Return to the doctor or clinic if symptoms get worse, or if still there a week after treatment. ...Read more

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I took 1g azithromycin for chlamydia 5 days ago. This morning I threw up. Will it affect the medication? Also Should I still have side effects?

Not affect medicatio: I am sorry to hear about your vomitting. No throwing up 5 days after taking azithromycin will not affect the medication. Your body has already absorbed the azithromycin, so throwing up will not affect the medication. It is true that throwing up is a side effect of azithromycin. If you continue to throw up more and more than you should consult a physician for help. But otherwise you should be ok. ...Read more

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How affective is ic azithromycin 500mg for treating chlamydia and is it normal to experience brown discharge after taking the medication?

Drug of choice: Azithromycin is a drug of choice for chlamydia, but the brown discharge, if it is not just from disease itself, should have nothing to do with azithromycin. ...Read more

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Pa prescribed azithromycin for big toe infection -(skin around the toe.) is this a good medication for this? How many days to see improvement.?Thanks.

Pa prescribed azithromycin for big toe infection -(skin around the toe.) is this a good medication for this? How many days to see improvement.?Thanks.

Yes: Azithromycin is good for the types of bacteria that cause skin infections, but there are others that work better. Many times the toe infection is due to an ingrown toenail and the nail needs to be treated or the infection will return once the antibiotics are stopped. If your toe looks like the picture it is an ingrown toenail. An antibiotic for skin infection should work within 2-3 days. ...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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I was given Azithromycin 250mg 6 tablets for my sinus infection and strep throat. I've been on the medication almost 3 days but the white/yellowish curd is still there. How long does it take to see results? I'm feeling mildly better. thank you

Side Effect: Sounds like a fungal overgrowth due to the medication. You need to reconnect with the prescriber and they can go from there.
Using Probiotics, yogurt may help restore the normal flora in the tract. ...Read more

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Can i continue to take my herbal weight loss pills while taking yeast infection medication? Terconazole, metronidazole and azithromycin.

Can i continue to take my herbal weight loss pills while taking yeast infection medication? Terconazole, metronidazole and azithromycin.

Yes, but: It's a total waste of your money. The only thing that will lose weight is your wallet. There may also be interactions with the pills and your rx since we don't know that's in the pills. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. The only way to lose weight and keep it off is to eat less and exercise more. ...Read more

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How do i get this horrible drug azithromycin out of my system took one 2 dose of 250mg yesterdsy at 4pm and i feel worse than from just being sick?

Your body: will slowly metabolize(liver) and excrete it(in your feces and urine) over time. Though realize it has a long half life so it will take time. But also realize you may also be feeling worse due to your underlying illness and the progression may happen to have just coincided with starting the azithromycin. I wouldn't hesitate to contact your doctor if you continue to feel worse. Best of luck ...Read more

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I took two 500 mg zithromax pills as prescribed. I threw up two hours after taking the medication. Will it still be effective?

I took two 500 mg zithromax pills as prescribed. I threw up two hours after taking the medication. Will it still be effective?

Pills present?: Usually, if there are pills present in the vomitus, we would not think medications will have been delivered to the bowel & therefore will not have been absorbed. Usually the stomach empties w/in an hour but not for all. Erythromycin derivatives like zithromax do speed up GI transit time by sitting on 'motilin' receptors wh/stimulate peristalsis(gut movement). No pill fragments=probable delivery. ...Read more

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What are the drug interactions between methadone and azithromycin ?

What are the drug interactions between methadone and azithromycin  ?

Arrthymia: There is a caution in combining the two medications due to the risk of qt prolongation resulting in an arrhythmia. ...Read more

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