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My weight is 96 kg. What will happen if I take azithromycin overdose? (a 500 mg tablet daily for 15 days)

My weight is 96 kg. What will happen if I take azithromycin overdose? (a 500 mg tablet daily for 15 days)

DO NOT: Who advised you to do that. For a chlamydial infection you need 1gram once. That's it. Remember that by taking antibiotics unnecessarily you increase its resistance to other diseases hence treatment of other disease could become difficult. If you are taking a Zpak then please take it for the 5 days. Only what your doctor prescribes. ...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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Is it possible to overdose on azithromycin?

Is it possible to overdose on azithromycin?

Sure can...: Overdose just really means it is taken more than the maximal recommended dosage of any medication. How severe an adverse reaction to an overdose depends on the type of medication and amount taken. Unfortunately, even when taken in normal recommended dosage, Azithromycin has been associated with significantly increased cardiovascular deaths. Please consult doc if u are concerned. Good luck. ...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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Hello doctor I have taken azithromycin for chlamydia for 3 days -500mg, 1gm, 1gm respectively. Should I have to taken it again due to overdose.?

You are treated.: The standard dosing when using Azithromycin to treat chlamydia is a one time dose of 1 gram. You are already treated. Make sure your partner is treated, and then you should be rescreened for re-infection in 3 months. Make sure you also had gonorrhea, HIV and syphillis testing as you are at risk. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for zithromax overdose?

No antidote for it: I have never seen or heard of any serious trouble with zithromax od--from people have accidentally taken 3-4 times what is recommended. Single dose of 2gm (4x more than usual dose of longer course of 5 days) is often given these days, and those who have trouble usually end up vomitting it out. So, od will likely result in vomitting/diarrhea etc. If you have trouble, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Zithromax overdose?

Zithromax overdose: An overdose occurs when an excessive / dangerous dose of a drug is used. Zithromax is an antibiotic. "Overdose symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and stomach discomfort." REF: http://www. Rxlist. Com/zithromax-drug/patient-images-side-effects. Htm ...Read more

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What should I do if im having a zithromax overdose from taking all the pills at one time?

What should I do if im having a zithromax overdose from taking all the pills at one time?

NothingiWllHappenBut: Most of the time nothing will happen. Watch forGi side effects like abdominal pain, nausea&vomiting and Diarrhea. Drink plenty fluids and if gets worse consult your Docto ...Read more

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Is azithromycin dairy free?

Lactose: Azithromycin contains lactose which is the type of sugar found in milk but does not contain milk protein. LActose is found in many pills as a filler. Usually there is not enough to cause problems even in those with lactose intolerance. ...Read more

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Azithromycin lasts for how long?

Zithromax shelf life: Aluminium/PVC blister strips in carton boxes: 60 months.
Polythene capsule container with child resistant cap: 48 months.

A single dose of oral azithromycin 250 mg will remain in the body for 2-4 days. A typical 5 day course (Z-pak) is effective for 10 days. ...Read more

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Can you smoke while taking azithromycin?

Yes: You can smoke while taking zithromax but the best thing you could do for your health is to quit smoking. Get nicotine patches at your drug store and try to quit. ...Read more

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What can happen if you take azithromycin?

Side effects: The most common side effects are GI related such as nausea, diarrhea, belly pain. There are more serious reactions but they are rare. ...Read more

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CAN I TAKE AZITHROMYCIN INSTEAD OF CIFIXIME?

CAN I TAKE AZITHROMYCIN INSTEAD OF CIFIXIME?

Depends...: What's being treated? Azithromycin may be an acceptable substitute for you, depending on what's being treated. ...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

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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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Is azithromycin good for mild cellulitis??

Not best choice: Cephalexin 500 every 6 hours or Clindamycin 300-450mg every 6-8 hours are better choices if you can buy over the counter in your country. Best to see primary care provider for evaluation, though.

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Can you take immodium while on azithromycin?

I do belive so: No problem taking those medications separately.

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Is it ok to put azithromycin in a hot drink?

No!: First, Azithromycin (zithromax) is not mean to be mixed with anything except the liquid provided by the pharmacy (when it comes to you as a suspension). Mixing it with any other liquids than water could inactivate the drug, and then you're not getting the antibiotic effect you just pain a bunch of money for! And you won't get better!
secondly, Azithromycin is not heat stable above 86 degrees. ...Read more

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Can I crush azithromycin and then ingest it?

Can I crush azithromycin and then ingest it?

Azithromycin: I would not recommend crushing asithromycin tablets in that it could have an effect of how the drug is absorbed from your GI tract into your bloodstream. If you can't swallow the tablets, Azithromycin is available as a liquid that is flavored for children but certainly can be used by adults. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take Cialis while on azithromycin?

It depends: The context is important here. If Azithromycin is taken for a sexually transmitted infection such as chlamydia, then absolutely not! Aperiod of 2 weeks is recommeneded if you planto be intimate with some one else. If the abx is being taken for a pneumonia, then it should be ok, but I think it is more prudent to refrain from sexual activity until you have recovered from an infection. ...Read more

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Can azithromycin be used to treat trichomonias?

No: The confusion is people hear about an std that sounds similar--chlamydia trachomatis-- being treated w/ azithromycin. This infection is not the same as trichomonas vaginalis. Trichomoniasis cannot be cured w/ Azithromycin & must be rx'd w/ Metronidazole or tinidazole 'trich' can lead to premature delivery, low birth weight, stillbirth, neonatal death, HIV transmission, pid, prostatitis, other risks. ...Read more

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Can I take tinidazole and azithromycin together?

Can I take tinidazole and azithromycin together?

Fine together: These medications are not known to not negatively interact, so taking them together should be fine. ...Read more

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I took 4 azithromycin yesterday. Can I drink now?

Sure: You will not have any problems but given that you just took those pulls suggest do so in moderation. ...Read more

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